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UK, France, Germany advise against travel to Mexico

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain, France and Germany advised their nationals against non-vital travel to Mexico because of the swine flu outbreak.

“We are now advising against all but essential travel to Mexico,” Britain’s Foreign Office said on its website late on Monday.

The French foreign ministry said it was strongly advising against going to Mexico without an “imperative reason,” and Germany’s foreign ministry Tuesday also advised against travelling to Mexico unnecessarily.

The U.S. State Department earlier issued a similar notice.

In London, the Foreign Office also said routine consular and all visa services at its embassy in Mexico City had been suspended until further notice.

“British nationals resident in or visiting Mexico may wish to consider whether they should remain in Mexico at this time,” it said.

Editing by Louise Ireland