Britons in Mexico warned of last-minute flight cancellations and safety risk as 'unpredictable' storm continues

Tulum, Mexico

Airports were shut in Tulum

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 08/07/2024

- 09:05

Britons travelling to Mexico have been given a safety warning

Holidaymakers going to Mexico have been warned as Hurricane Beryl continues to cause devastation.

The dangerous storm has swept through the Caribbean and hit Mexico on Friday.

Thousands were stranded or in need of temporary housing after hit St Vincent, The Grenadines, Granada and St Lucia.

It may be unsafe for tourists to travel to Mexico. If they do, expect flights to be cancelled at the last minute and the risk of flooding and landscapes.

Hurricane Beryl

Hurricane Beryl hit Mexico last week

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The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) said: "Hurricane Beryl hit the Yucatan Peninsula on 5 July.

"You should closely monitor local and international weather updates from the US National Hurricane Center. The Mexican Meteorological Service (in Spanish) has updates on storm warnings in place.

"Follow the advice of local authorities and your tour operator, including any evacuation orders.

"In the aftermath of a hurricane, power, communications and water supplies can be disrupted. There can be risks of continued flooding and landslides.

"You should keep up to date with the status of local transport. Flights, including from Cancun Airport, may be cancelled at short notice."

Britons are encouraged to regularly check their flights as the situation is changing quickly. Flights to Tulum Airport and ferry services were both disrupted over the weekend.

The FCDO added holidaymakers in an at-risk area should take all precautions and follow advice amid the "unpredictable" storms.

It continued: "It’s sometimes difficult to predict where, when and at what strength an extreme weather or other event will strike, and therefore what the scale and type of disaster may be.

Hurricane BerylHurricane Beryl has caused devastation in Barbados and Jamaica


"The course of a tropical cyclone cannot always be accurately predicted and there may be a degree of uncertainty (a ‘margin of error’) in the cyclone’s path of up to 50 miles."

It said travellers should ensure they have the right travel insurance before travelling, monitor the progress of the storm, find out local procedures and keep up-to-date with the latest travel advice.

This comes as further advice was shared for those visiting Jamaica and St Lucia.

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