The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) downgraded its warning for U.S. citizens traveling to Mexico on May 15. Since influenza A subtype H1N1 (a.k.a., “swine flu”) cases have started to decline in Mexico, the CDC is no longer advising travelers to cancel nonessential trips. Instead, travelers are advised to take precautionary measures.
“Our main advice now is for those people who are at risk of complications from influenza because of underlying illness, pregnancy, or advanced age, that they ought to check with their health care provider before embarking on a trip,” said the CDC’s Anne Schuchat at a May 18 press briefing. “We do think it’s fine for most people to travel to Mexico at this point.”