I updated my Mexico travel warnings page to include the latest information on the swine flu and CDC updates. I will expand the information and separate it here if it becomes a larger problem outside of Mexico. At this point and it is changing by the hour now, cases in New York, South Carolina and Kansas are confirmed to have ties to people who traveled to Mexico, specifically Cancun. The majority of Mexico's' states have confirmed cases so it is widespread and not just Mexico City.
Tours are changing their stops. Most major airlines are allowing you to change your travel plans without fees. Each have different dates and rules, and some have already changed them more than once, so you will have to check with your airline. There is no sense in me posting the details of each airline because it will probably be wrong by the time you read this.
The Cruise lines say they are still stopping in Mexico ports but working closely with health officials. Personally, when I consider the confined space of people on a ship, I think they should pass on stopping in Mexico this week at least and wait and see how things go day by day. Insurance most likely does not cover swine flu if you cancel. What do you think?
The most common question I am getting: Do I cancel my plans to Mexico next month or months from now?
Most advice out there says to wait, keep checking, etc. Between the drug war, economy and now a virus, I say just change your plans and move on . It's not worth worrying about your vacation or wedding all the time. There are lots of great places out there that can use your business.
For warnings on both violence and the flu in Mexico, please read the following: