Ministry of Health asks Mexicans to avoid traveling to Ebola countries

 

The Ministry of Health of Mexico (SSA) asked the population to avoid traveling to African countries where cases of Ebola have been reported, a disease that is transmitted through body fluids and for which there is still no cure.Should travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone be unavoidable, travelers should be prevented from being in contact with sick people, the agency said in a statement quoted by the agency Notimex.

In Nigeria, only one case of the virus has been detected.

The SSA recalled that since 23 March 2014 to date there has been an outbreak of this disease in the African countries mentioned and that so far no cases have occurred outside the African continent.

The United States has also asked its citizens to avoid travel to countries affected by the disease.

The Ebola virus has killed at least 729 people, figures updated up to July 27, released this week by the World Health Organization (WHO). Ending the epidemic in West Africa could take between three to six months, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Liberia has closed most of its borders as a preventive measure to prevent the spread of disease and established restrictions in public places.

Sierra Leone was declared in a state of emergency. Its president, Ernest Koroma, announced that medical personnel accompanied by the Army will search house to house in search of sick people.

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced this week the launch of an emerging program that seeks to control the outbreak and not spread to other countries.

US officials on Saturday transferred Dr. Kent Brantly, an American doctor who contracted the virus in Liberia after caring for sick patients.

 

How to know if your plane will fly over a conflict zone

 

The corporate travel departments and security consultants are trying to find ways to avoid flights that pass through war zones after it was known that some airlines were avoiding crossing through eastern Ukraine while others, including Malaysia Airlines, flew on areas of conflict.

By doing a little research, you can feel confident that your airline is avoiding dangerous skies, or finding out if it does not. Although you will not be able to know exactly the exact route that your flight will take on a given day, you can find out if your airline usually borders certain countries, and the most likely route of your flight.

Every day, hundreds of commercial airlines fly over areas of conflict. Airplanes with passengers pass over Baghdad, for example. There are 41 “kinetic conflicts” – situations in which people are shooting each other – around the world, according to intelligence firm iJet International Inc., which advises corporate travel and airline departments.

“This is not an isolated incident” of flights in conflict zones, said Bruce McIndoe, chief executive of iJet, who has already spoken with clients – travel agents and airlines – about providing more information on potential hazardous areas. Although most of the 41 conflicts are small and geographically limited, and do not include high-range ground-to-air missiles, “”everything has changed in recent days, he said.

There is also the remote possibility of having to make an emergency landing at an airport in the middle of a conflict.

The airlines decide the route of each flight following the weather forecast and the winds. They seek the most economical route, but often change their plans to avoid severe adverse weather or fly a longer distance that has more favorable winds. And others are more cautious about flying over conflict zones than others.

In the days leading up to the attack on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine, several airlines, including the Australian-based Qantas Airways and Dubai-based Emirates, flew longer routes around the zone of conflict between pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian forces. Other airlines continued to fly routes over territory that had been considered safe by local governments and air traffic control agencies.

“I think it’s a wake-up call,” said Michael McCormick, executive director of the Global Business Travel Association, which represents corporate travel executives. He points out that companies and travelers assume that airlines will fly over safe skies, but now some will begin to assess the risk of flight routes on their own. Travel managers already use security firms to study ground risks, such as riots, strikes, delinquency, and storms.

“The reality is that companies send personnel to every corner of the world and we can no longer assume that airlines will take this part of security into account,” McCormick said.

Smart travelers can follow airline routes with flight tracking services like FlightAware.com and Flightradar24.com. Both collect data from air traffic control agencies and in some cases use automatic positioning transmissions from the same airlines. They are considered accurate and reliable, and are widely used by airlines and corporate jet services.

FlightAware and Flightradar24 allow users to enter a flight number and then view the route of their most recent flight. The two services offer flight histories, so you can review the route for several days. In FlightAware, you can also search flights by departure or destination, which can give you more flights to compare on more or less the same long-distance route.

Flight routes are determined by weather, wind, turbulence, costs, traffic restrictions and congestion, says Fredik Lindahl, chief executive of Stockholm-based Flightradar24. “So a flight between two cities can take different routes every day,” he said.

But airlines do have preferred routes and most days fly almost the same. A multi-day analysis will clearly show if a particular airline is trying to avoid certain countries on a particular route, or if it is actually flying in an area of possible risk.

There are limitations to data crawling services. FlightAware and Flightradar24 have blank spaces in radar-covered areas. That forces their computers to make assumptions on certain flight paths that could make it seem like an airplane is traversing an area when it is actually skirting it. The two services indicate which areas are outside radars.

Airline operations managers are the ones who set general flight policies for certain countries. But the responsibility for each flight lies with the captain, the dispatcher, and a land-based flight planner who directs the cargo to properly distribute it on the plane and conforms to weight limits and calculates how much fuel to carry. Governments and air traffic control agencies are reluctant to close down airspace, in part because airlines pay for their use.

 

5 things to carry on the Plane

 

Do you remember when packets of peanuts rained on the “hungry passengers” on the planes and every seat had its own blanket? Nowadays, airlines are not as loose with snacks, and blankets, pillows and airplane food usually cost extra.

With the delays to the order of the day, it is best to go prepared, whether it be short or long distance flights. Take five tips-pretty handy-when you pack your hand luggage. You will see that you will feel more comfortable on your trip.

1. Medications and supplies. The last thing you need is not to have the medication at hand if the delays are long or, worse still, the luggage that you dispatched before is lost. Among the things to carry in your hand luggage are prescribed medications (in their original containers), nasal sprays, moisturizing creams and lip balm. Respect the 3-1-1 (for liquids and gels) carry-on baggage regulations of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), according to which the containers must be 3.4 ounces (100 ml) or smaller, and should fit in a one-quart transparent plastic bag with zipper (one bag per passenger). Visit the TSA website (www.tsa.gov) for more information on regulations,

2. Material of pastime. A flight represents, by force, time for oneself; for some, that means a nap; for others, entertainment or hobby. Wear headphones if you do not want to shell out a dollar or two for a pair you give the company. Charge your electronic devices before you leave, so you can read, watch movies, play games or listen to music. As you know, all those devices must be switched off during take-off and landing, so it’s good to have books, magazines or newspapers on hand, especially if you consider that most airlines no longer offer much reading material.

3. Food. They may no longer offer refreshments at no charge, and meals are rarely free, so bring something to eat. For the sake of other passengers, leave things that smell bad at home, and if you travel abroad, keep in mind those products and meats that do not allow you to enter the country of destination. Also carry chewing gum or pads to unclog your ears during take-off and landing. You will not be able to pass drinks through security checks, but they will usually be allowed on board if they are purchased at the outlet outlet stores. Check the TSA website for current regulations and other air travel advice.

4. Items for your convenience. In the case of flight, temperatures drop and the cabin gets very cold, especially if you boarded the plane wearing a very “tropical” attire. Put a sweater, a sack or a shawl in your carry-on bag, it will serve to shelter you. Neck pillows are good for long trips.

5. Credit card. So, what happens if you want to have a drink during the flight or want to see how a movie ends? Unfortunately, cash is no longer a bargaining chip in the realm of heights. Many airlines now only accept credit cards as a form of payment for food, beverages, entertainment and even Wi-Fi; so be prepared to use the card if you want to consume any of these products.

 

Is this the largest Artificial Beach in the world?

 

If it has never happened to you, you are very lucky. Or perhaps you put all too often mountain tourism, to sunbathe somewhere on the coast. For the rest of mortals, the weather is an essential factor when it comes to savoring the dreamed summer holidays and not dying in the attempt.

More than 1,500 kilometers from Tokyo, in Miyazaki, within the southern Japanese city of Kyushu, there is no need for them to have such concern.

There rises the Seagaia Ocean Dome, a megalomaniac construction that houses the largest artificial beach on the planet. About 14,000 tons of water and another 600 of sand form an enclosure whose dimensions reach 300 meters long by 100 wide.

This recreation, inaugurated in 1993, has all the luxury of amenities: its crystalline waters maintain a constant temperature around 28 degrees, while the sand is made of marble dust, thus avoiding sticking to the body. For surf lovers, the facility has a mechanism that faithfully reproduces waves up to 2.5 meters high. Furthermore, given its large capacity of up to 10,000 people, it has a dedicated bath area exclusively for the little ones.

The Ocean Dome has a retractable roof that allows you to open the deck due to good weather or bad weather outside. If the climatic conditions do not accompany, the structure closes reproducing in the view of all a curious simulation of the sky.

Out of the water the temperature is around 30 degrees during the 365 days of the year, which allows the bather to enjoy the beach no matter what season of the year it is.

To round off the experience, the venue has a decor of a Hollywood movie. The classic rocks and palm trees add a series of slides that add to the Ocean Dome an extra complement of fun. There are also several restaurants that are ideal for replenishing local Miyazaki cuisine, as well as a shopping area where you can buy essential accessories for a day at the beach. But most impressive, it comes from the hand of a fictional volcano that erupts every 60 minutes.

HIGH COST OF ACCESS

The main drawback is its high entrance price, around 50 dollars, especially if we consider that a little more than 300 meters opens a natural beach.

However, the Ocean Dome has managed to outperform its “”sister””, created by Mother Earth. To the already mentioned unforeseen of the time, the users value details as simple as to avoid the stings of jellyfish, quite habitual in this zone of the Pacific.

Like any bathing place, the Ocean Dome has a number of basic standards for the correct use of its facilities. You can not enter the beach with street shoes, nor go with your pet. It is only allowed to eat in the areas marked for it and the smokers must go outside to be able to take a cigar.

 

Best Travel Recommendations for you – Must see places around the globe

 

The truth is that neither. Not everyone wants to be your friends but not everyone wants to hurt you. It will always be a mid-point, with a very pronounced inclination towards the goodness of the people.

So it is important to always consider a couple of safety tips for traveling to Europe, Asia, Africa or anywhere in the world. When you start traveling to other countries you will fall into one of two categories: You will become extremely confident of everybody, you will believe that they are all your friends and they are there to help you or the opposite, a paranoid believing that all they want is to kidnap you and hurt you.

No matter that the Taj Mahal, Eiffel Tower, Machu Pichu, Angkor Wat or any other monument is in front of your eyes, if there is a crowd watching the same do not forget from time to time to look at your surroundings.

Many people take advantage of these small moments Of tourist perplexity to do theirs so do not let that happen to you. You do not need to distrust anyone who is around you, just a small look over your shoulder will suffice.

A security study revealed that a thief will avoid attacking the people who are most alert of their environment, so like you The first safety advice for traveling abroad is to develop the habit of looking at your surroundings. Following this same study, people select their victims because of certain traits, including why they walk or act as victims.

I am a certified Krav Maga trainer and in each I always repeat the same course, when walking in the street do not act as victims even if they are dying of fear. If you appear that you are a person who will at least resist against an attack, chances are that they will not attack you.

If I am a thief, why choose someone who will fight if I can choose someone easier to mug? Which brings me to point 3. If you were the unlucky ones that despite going on to step 1 and 2 you were mugged, then let it go. Nothing is as valuable as your life, so if someone asks you for your money, wallet, cell phone, computer.

 

Formula 1 returns to Mexico

 

The last race of Formula One that took place in Mexico was in March of 1992.

Mexico.- With the endorsement of the federal and DF governments, after more than 2 decades of absence Formula One Management (FOM) signed in London the contract that grants Mexico a date in the 2015 calendar.

The agreement was signed last week by Bernie Ecclestone, executive director of FOM, sources close to the organization told Reforma newspaper.

The agreement was subject to the requirement that the administrations endorse it, which was obtained by the company that promotes CIE shows, which runs the Autodromo Hermanos Rodrguez and Foro Sol.

After more than 20 years (the last race of Formula One that took place in Mexico was in March of 1992), the maximum category of the motorsport will run in the Autodrome the next 5 seasons, and with option to remain 5 more.
In his note, in the supplement Cancha, Ricardo Roura indicates that it is contemplated that the race in Mexico is scheduled for October or November next year.

It will be the International Automobile Federation who decides whether it is before or after the US Grand Prix, which takes place in Austin, however, the final schedule will be known until December.

 

Los Cabos – among the Ten Best Destinations in Latin America

 

Los Cabos ranked number nine among the top ten destinations to visit within Mexico, Central and South America, according to Travel + Leisure travel magazine, in its World’s Best Adventures 2014 award. The places were obtained thanks to a survey carried out by the publication, specialized in travel, among its followers from all over the world.

Travel + Leisure recognized the top ten destinations in the United States and Canada; of Mexico, Central and South America; Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East; and New Zealand and the South Pacific.

In the category where Los Cabos got the ninth place, the Mexican destinations that also managed to position was Mexico City in the first place; Puerto Vallarta, in the room; Playa del Carmen, in the eight; and Cancun in the tenth.

 

Panama and Cancun – Latin Airports with more International passage

 

Cancun International Airport was ranked second in Latin America with more international flights, below Panama, and in third place including domestic flights, according to the report on Capacity Analysis of Latin America and the Caribbean 2014 conducted by the Association Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport (ALTA).This report highlighted the potential of Cancun airport not only last year, but in the last 10, making it the 13th with the fastest growth and flights. The ALTA study placed Cancun in third place with a 6.1% increase in international and domestic flights in the last 10 years. Now it has 107 thousand.

The promotion to attract international tourists bears fruit, since in the last 10 years have arrived more than 66 thousand 350 airplanes. Panama, which heads the list, has managed to capture 110 thousand 306 aircraft, as it has seating capacity of almost three million more than Cancun, Sipse said.

The total of seats of international flights that arrive to the Mexican Caribbean is of 11 million 292 thousand. In 2013 alone, growth of 6% was achieved by adding 627 thousand more. The seats they share between these cities are 574 thousand offered by the airline Copa.

 

Everything you always wanted to know about traveling at first and did not dare to ask

 

Who says First says Business, even if they are different classes (and worlds). All that is not contorted travel and with children (or adults) kicking in the seat is entering another traveling dimension.

How do we move in it like the mundane creatures we are or want to be?IS IT ONLY A FLIGHT?

As one smart guy would say: “it’s a global experience.” Many airlines like Emirates or Air France send a private car to pick up Primera’s passenger and leave it gently placed at the airport. Of course, do not check-in where the others, what ordinariez. Not much less passes the security control mixed with the rest. He will have to remove his heels (those where we keep the polonium of course) and the belt (which is always planned to muzzle the pilot), but he will do so in the so-called Fast Track. The road to paradise is, right, a special way.

WHAT CAN I DO IN A VIP ROOM? TO START, CALL YOU LOUNGE

It is much more universal and the VIP sounds like television from the 90’s. The Lounge is a kind of no place inside another place, no space-time capsule in which time stands still. Sometimes literally and you can get to miss the flight of as many attractions as they offer. Although usually a first class traveler does not miss the flight.

There are lounges that should offer guided tours, such as the Premire de Air France de Charles de Gaulle. La Premire, the highest class of this airline has its own space of even higher category than the conventional Lounge. There are also classes in the sky.

In it you can taste dishes from Alain Ducasse, receive massages from Biologique Recherche, sleep or simply be. Another interesting lounge is the Turkish Airlines in Istanbul, which has a pool table (you can always crave a game before a delayed flight) or Singapore Airlines, at Changi airport where you can eat as well or better than in the city.

The new Qatar Airlines lounge in Heathrow even has a Martini Bar. In Qatar, this airline has its own terminal, Qatar Airways Private Terminal, Doha. A destination in itself. We should not tread the country. I recommend, whenever you travel in important class, spend time to be in the lounge. And even if you do not feel like showering, you shower. So there is something else to tell.

WHAT IS DIFFERENT TO FLY TOURIST?

In that first or good business (because there are mediocre, yes) one wants the flight to last. In tourist one wants to sleep, to read and to arrive. In these classes everything is smoother, the noise is less and the plane moves less. Not true, it moves the same, but the experience of being wrapped in comfort turns the flight into a destination in itself. Airlines are in a tremendous battle to see who offers the most overwhelming first class.

One of the last to present it was Air France. His proposal is a couture suite, with curtains that separate the passengers and possibility of eating in front of another person, as if he were in a restaurant in Paris. Not to mention the cinema screen of the new Suite Premiere. It is almost like that of some cinemas in Madrid.

Each airline competes in its own way: Etihad, for example, offers a shower. We speak first class. In Business you do not get to so much luxury, but you can eat, sleep and watch movies much better than on land. In short, it differs in everything. They just look like they’re on the same plane.

BUT SLEEP IN A BED?

Let’s talk about a tricky topic. There is another war being waged in the air: that of the airline that offers the best bed. That is, the best transformation from seat to bed. There, the battle is fought in centimeters. The planes become, at night, in hotels. The Business and First classes empower you and believe you. Some airlines like Emirates prepare the bed as if the plane were Downton Abbey.

THE FOOD DOES NOT STOP BEING AN AIRCRAFT MEAL, DO NOT YOU?

We eat in the plane but here we enter another league. The Business and First classes are also flying restaurants. The chefs sign as if they were galactic footballers. The more Michelin stars there are near the real stars, the happier they all are. The wine cellar takes care of the Atrio’s. Well, let’s not go over, but take good care of yourself.

WHAT WILL I FEEL ABOVE?

For example, that time has a very capricious way of behaving in the higher classes of aircraft. Or you can watch three films of premiere, a chapter of Friends, eat twice as a gourmand or we are invited so much to rest that we fall asleep and when we open the eye we are already landing. The sense of unreality in a first class is unsettling. But he worries well. And, why does it have to end?

 

Awareness on Departure and entry of minors in Airports

 

I. THE PROCESS IS MANDATORY FOR ALL:

a) MINORS OF AGE OF MEXICAN NATIONALITY

b) FOREIGN MINORS OF AGE WITH TEMPORARY RESIDENCE, TEMPORARY STUDENT OR PERMANENT.

c) FOREIGN MINORS OF AGE WHO HAD PURCHASED MEXICAN NATIONALITY

– CONSIDER THAT THERE IS AN IMPORTANT NUMBER OF USERS-TOURISTS (PASSENGERS) COMING FROM MEXICO WITH MINORS AND THAT THE PROCEDURE COULD PROPORTIONALLY DELAY THEIR CHECK-IN IN THE DISPLAY OF THEIR AIRLINE.

Airlines will not allow the documentation of your flight if you do not have the authorization procedure for departure of minors debidamebnte sealed by the migratory authority (inm)due to the vacational season the inm’s offices are saturated.

The process is individual and contains a waiting time of around 30 minutes per each application, from the time in which it is taken by the migratory agent.

Take into account that much other migratory procedures may be expected before yours.

– IT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE USER-TOURIST (PASSENGER) TO PROVIDE MIGRATION PASSPORTS OR DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY THE AUTHORITIES OF THE UNITED MEXICAN STATES, AND OF COUNTRIES OF DESTINATION OR TRANSIT, SUCH AS VISAS, SANITARY PERMITS

SUGGESTIONS TO PRESENT THE SAM PROCESS:

– DO THIS PROCESS WITH ANTICIPATION, AVOID DOING IT THE SAME DAY OF THE DEPARTURE.

– THE PROCESS MAY BE PRESENTED WITH ONE OR MORE DAYS OF PREVIOUSNESS TO THE DATE OF DEPARTURE.

– REMEMBER THAT THE AUTHORIZATION HAS A 180-DAY EFFECT AND IS FREE.

– IF YOU TRAVEL DIRECTLY FROM THE INSIDE OF THE COUNTRY WITH AN INTERNATIONAL DESTINATION, YOU CAN PRESENT THIS SAME PROCESS IN AN ADVANCE WAY AT THE AIRPORT OF YOUR LOCATION ALWAYS AND WHEN THIS IS AN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

– IF YOU TRAVEL WITH ADD ON FROM THE INSIDE OF THE COUNTRY AND YOUR INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT COMES FROM THE CD OF MEXICO, YOU CAN PRESENT THIS SAME PROCESS IN AN EARLY WAY AT THE AIRPORT OF SUCCESS OF ORIGIN, ALWAYS AND WHEN THIS IS AN INTERNATIONAL AEROPUERTO.

– IN THE EVENT OF CARRYING OUT THE ADVANCE PROCEDURE AT THE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OF THE CITY OF MEXICO (AICM) YOU SHOULD BE SUBMITTED IN THE MIGRATORY OFFICES OF THE INM OF THE TERMINAL (T1 or T2) THAT CORRESPONDS TO YOUR FLIGHT OF DEPARTURE.