Deadly swine flu virus in Mexico
Posted 29 April 2009 - 11:55 AM
They are planning on going into town later today and she's gonna report back to me.
She wanted me to send the message to the other PV brides to "chill!" and not to be jealous, you will be here soon! Still NO cases in Jalisco or Nayarit!
Right now she's headed off to the pool. Ahhhhhh, sounds like a blast
~ Jaime & Martin ~
"Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"
We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!
We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!
Posted 29 April 2009 - 12:28 PM
Right now in Canada, airlines and tour companies are no longer flying there for May, but are expected to resume operations in June. Rerouting to a different resort in a different country is possible, but I recognize that to plan a wedding with 1 week notice at a new resort is not an easy task!!! Many of us have been planning our big day for months, and despite the airlines being willing to reroute your flights, there are still an incredible amount of issues and work to deal with :-(
There is no travel ban from the Canadian government. I think it's also important to keep in mind what so many of you have already mentioned: seasonal flu (i.e. influenza) kills a lot of people every year in Canada and the US (mostly infants, the elderly and the immunocompromised) AND the swine flu does respond to medications, which is different from the whole SARS/Ebola virus story. It is a bit concerning that the casualties so far have been healthy, young individuals, but despite this, I do feel that this is somewhat being blown out of proportion, and we are lucky that so far our guests recognizing this.
All we can do is wait: a lot can change (in either direction) in a few days when we're dealing with infectious diseases! A lot of it will depend on the position of the WHO. If they upgrade to a 5 from the current 4, then things will likely get worse before they get better... On the other hand, officials in Mexico City are stating that the situation seems to be stabilizing RE: deaths and presumed infected individuals - maybe (knock on wood) this is a sign that things are taking a turn for the best?
I'm really glad I have this forum to turn to: makes me realize that I am not alone in my concerns/fears/stress, and that we are here to support each other in situations like these!
Posted 29 April 2009 - 12:33 PM
Option: you could drive to the US and fly to Mexico from here? Based on the fact that this is all seems to be a media dramatization and the flu really isn't affecting the tourist areas, it seems to be that there was no real reason for these tour operators to cancel any weddings.
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