The number of Canadians visiting Mexico has surged after the arrival of a strain of the Zika virus that is spreading in the U.S. and Europe.
A total of 547,000 Canadians visited Mexico from May to July this year, up from 449,000 in 2016, according to data from the Office of Tourism, Culture, Sports and Cultural Affairs.
That’s up from the 476,000 visitors from March to May this year.
Canada is the third-largest destination for international visitors after the U and U.K.
But Mexico is not the only country in the Americas that is experiencing an influx of visitors.
Mexico is now the largest destination for U.N. workers, with more than a million people visiting during the week of June 5-8, according the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.