(Closed) Mexico’s swine flu and my honeymoon

posted 9 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I would suggest calling the airline and the hotel to see if they can post-pone the trip, give you a credit to use at a later date.  Everything in Mexico has been shut down and the outbreak of the swine Flu in NY was due to kids that vacationed over spring break in Cancun.  If the hotels are shut down then they might be willing to help you deal with it.

Post # 4
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1078 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

They may at least be willing to "postpone" your hotel reservations, as most places are closed because of the outbreaks. Definitely call and find out if this is an option! Worst case scenario, you postpone your big trip until everything subsides.

Post # 5
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279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I am curious about this too – my best friend is getting married may 23rd, and planning to honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta the week after that. My husband says I should strongly warn her against going…

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Are you staying at a chain hotel property, like Starwood or Intercontinental? If so, they may be flexible and let you change to another property. You can also try and change your flight based on the property you book.

 

 

Post # 7
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820 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I would try to postpone it if you can! Call the hotel and see what they will say! regardless of insurance, the US may even close borders to mexico and I can’t imagine they won’t be understanding about that.. 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I’m in the same boat – planning on going to Playa del Carmen from may 27th to june 3rd.  I REALLY still want to go, and now with reports that it seems to be stablizing, and that it’s more mild than originally thought, we still might.  Although no one will want to hang out with me for a while when I get back

Post # 9
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127 posts
Blushing bee

It’s just the flu…. I think you’ll be fine. More people die from the normal flu each year- thousands more! The flu is also concentrated in the big cities and metro areas. The resort areas are farther south and very clean, well protected, and safe. My guess would be that there are probably more swine flu cases near you in the US than there wll be in Mexico…

Post # 10
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155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

@soysauce: I live in Mexico, and i’m aware af all restrictions our government has set up as a protection not only for us, but for turists also. My wedding day it’s a reflection of that

After all that, we were kinda sad because we thought our honeymoon had to be canceled or something, but we still decided to go and we stayed in Cancun just last week and everything was perfectly fine, clean and safe. Only bars and that kind of places were closed, but we don’t like them anyway (malls, supermarkets, beaches, aquariums, diving places were open) 

I can assure you that if you take all precautions recommended , everything will be fine. I work for a French Consulate in Yucatan, and i’m constantly receiving news about cases in the Peninsula (wich also includes Cancun-Playa-Cozumel) and only one case has been reported like positive. 

Good luck on your decision! 

 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

@ soysauce – I hope you have a fantastic time.  We have decided to leave our Playa del Carmen plans in place for the 2nd week of June upon the recommendation of several friends who work at the CDC.   Have a blast and if you think of it let me know is you feel traveling there was "odd" etc when you get back.

Happy Honeymoon!!

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