The CDC has already issued a travel health precaution due to the swine flu and according to an NPR broadcast, an official travel advisory is in the works. The advisory will likely caution travelers against any non-essential travel to Mexico.
Although the CDC hasn’t issued the travel advisory, many airlines have enacted their own advisories. US Airways has created a revised ticket policy for travel between 4/24/2009 and 5/8/2009 to Mexico City. Individuals with tickets during this time can move the itinerary by 14 days and won’t be charged change fees.
In addition, travelers to Acapulco, Cabo/Los Cabos, Cancun, Cozumel and other large Mexican cities with travel planned between 4/27/2009 and 5/8/2009 can take advantage of the relaxed ticket policy.
If you have travel planned in the next few weeks, contract your airline for information on rescheduling your trip.
Although the United States is working on an official advisory, the European Union has already issued a travel advisory warning its citizens to avoid travel to both the United States and Mexico.
As of 1:00 pm ET today, there have been 28 laboratory confirmed cases of swine flu in New York City, seven cases in California, two cases in Kansas, two cases in Texas, and one case in Ohio.
MNN bloggers are covering the swine flu outbreak from several perspectives:
- Swine flu: Can you get it from eating pork?
- Environmental causes of the swine flu epidemic
- Swine flu: Are your kids safe?
- CDC all a Twitter over swine flu