Monday, April 27, 2009
In an unprecedented move, the European Union’s health commissioner on Monday urged Europeans to postpone nonessential travel to the United States or Mexico due to swine flu outbreak.
EU Health Commissioner Andorra Vassiliou, met with the EU foreign ministers on the subject as Spain reported the first confirmed case of swine flu in Europe. That was also the first swine flu case outside North America.
She told reporters, “they should avoid traveling to Mexico or the United States of America unless it is very urgent for them.”