Travel insurance 'valid' in Mexico
20 May 2009 14:49
Holiday-makers with existing bookings to Mexico will now be covered by their travel insurance policies, after the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) altered its travel advice to the North American country.
Revising its recommendation to avoid all but essential travel to the region in the wake of the swine flu outbreak, the support mechanism for British nationals overseas cited a decline in the number of new influenza cases.
However, the FCO did urge Brits in the region to continue to take the necessary precautions to avoid exposure to the virus, such as avoiding large crowds and kissing people as a greeting.
The FCO website reads: "Following a decline in the number of reported new swine influenza cases in Mexico since its peak on April 26th 2009, we no longer advise against all but essential travel."
Last month, ABTA - The Travel Association claimed that the majority of the British holidaymakers in Mexico remained in the country despite the threat posed by the strain of influenza.