Joe Biden may have announced his “fear” of traveling to the whole world during his interview in the Today Show, but travel and tourism authorities do not seem to share his opinion. While governments all over the world are telling everyone to be cautious and are taking precautions against the swine flu, they have not released statements to the effect that travel is to be restricted.
I think that this is an indication that the current problem of swine flu is very much under control. I was actually surprised to read that there are no travel restrictions to Mexico, but this is the case. In fact, Mexican travel authorities are going so far as to invite people over to their country, saying that there is no need for anyone to change their travel plans because of the swine flu. They have also quoted the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. State Department as saying the same thing.
While this is definitely good news to those who have plans to travel to the Central American country, I cannot help but think that if I were in the same position, I might have to reconsider my plans. After all, while there are assurances from all sides, it would still be like tempting fate to visit the country which has 300 confirmed cases of the flu (with 12 deaths). Still, that is just me. If no travel restrictions and assurances of the authorities are enough for you, then go for it!