Located in the Caribbean Coast region of Mexico, Cancun is typically thought of a holiday destination for American college students during their spring break. However, over the years Cancun has emerged as a popular destination for all-inclusive UK holiday makers. There are many hotels offering high levels of service and hygiene, however there are unfortunate lapses in standards that have led to many holidaymakers claiming for cases of food poisoning including Salmonella, E. Coli and Campylobacter.
Undercooked food and poor food hygiene in general are the cause of many holiday illnesses in the region. Due to the large amount of holidaymakers choosing all-inclusive packages there is a likelihood that they will eat from the hotels buffet where there is a higher risk of poor food hygiene standards. All holidaymakers must be sure to follow these guidelines when travelling in and around Cancun:
- Avoid foods not cooked thoroughly and/or re-heated incorrectly.
- Avoid foods not prepared hygienically.
- Avoid food not stored at the correct temperature
- Frequently use an alcohol-based hand gel.
- Avoid street food
- Avoid salads and any uncooked fruits and vegetables (these may have been handled unhygienically)
In the event that you do get ill Sickholiday advise that you seek medical attention whilst on holiday as this will greatly increase your chances of making an eligible claim upon your return.
It is your tour operators’ responsibility to make sure you are provided with a safe, clean and hygienic hotel.
If you have fallen ill whilst on an all-inclusive holiday to Cancun, get in touch with a member of our team on 01625 253 020.
We have over 10 years industry experience and we will be happy to help you through the process of claiming back the cost of your holiday plus any additional compensation you may be owed.