Several countries have issued advisories or advice about travelling to Canada after this country confirmed six cases of swine flu. India's government has issued a travel advisory, telling its citizens to restrict visits to Canada, Mexico, the U.S. and New Zealand to essential travel because of swine flu. The Times of India reports all travellers flying into India from Canada and other countries that have confirmed cases of swine flu will be individually checked for symptoms such as a fever and upper respiratory tract infection.
With complete respect and sympathy to the 100-odd people in Mexico who were killed by this illness recently, I found it mildly surprising that India is advising against travel to Canada. Can't help but wonder if they are being incredibly paranoid, or if they know something that I don't. As a test, I'm going to venture outside today. I'll report back later this week.