The best news we've had in a while, both the CDC in the United States and the FCO in Great Britain have lifted their travel warnings that have been restricting travel to Mexico since the swine flu/H1N1 crisis. Both organizations have downgraded their warnings to "precautions" and are no longer limiting citizens to essential travel. In addition, Carnival Cruise Lines are set to resume their Mexican ports of call.
Even more good news, local authorities have lifted the restrictions places on bars and restaurants, all facilities are now allowed to operate at 100% in Cancun and Quintana Roo. The only places that are closed are some hotels due to the lack of tourists visiting right now. Hopefully with the travel alerts being lifted the hotels will re-open very soon and the area can start to try to recuperate its losses.
It's a great time to book a trip down to the Mexican Caribbean, some great deals and great weather, if you love Mexico, get cracking on those reservations!
For those of you who live down here, be sure to keep an eye out for some fabulous local discounts as well. Many hotels are offering good day pass prices and Dolphin Discovery is offering packages for 350 pesos for adults to swim with dolphins, go to Garrafon or take the Lobster dinner cruise. Great deals if you've still got a job that is. Must have identification that proves you are Quintanarooense of course.
Glad to have some good news to share on this happy Friday. (Oh, it's "Teacher's Day" today, so happy day to all the maestros out there!)
Have a great weekend all.
(this is now ooooold news folks, here's the link for the latest updates on H1N1)
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