+ The Health Ministry of Quintana Roo remains committed in strengthening the COVID-19 detection and prevention protocols, aligned with the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations.
+ Cruise ports in Cozumel are operating as usual
Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico – There have been reports in local media regarding a cruise ship that was not allowed to dock at ports in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands due a suspected case of COVID-19, and then continued onto its next scheduled port, Cozumel, in the cruise line’s planed route. It is now confirmed that the suspected case was negative. Instead, the individual did test positive for Influenza Type A, which does not pose serious risk to passengers, crew members or island inhabitants.
In this regard, a press conference was held today by Dr. Alejandra Aguirre, Minsiter of Health for the State of Quintana Roo, where she announced the strategy undertaken by the government of the State of Quintana Roo regarding prevention measures of epidemiological nature aimed at keeping tourists and residents in our territory safe, in accordance with the recommendations of the WHO for the prevention of COVID-19.
We acknowledge that tourism activity is essential in our state and we are prepared to prevent any situation related to an epidemiological threat.
It is important to emphasize that the WHO has not recommended travel restrictions to Quintana Roo and its touristic destinations and the Ministry of Health of the Government of Mexico has confirmed that there are currently no positive or suspicious cases under investigation.
We reiterate that the Ministry of Health of Quintana Roo has all the necessary information to confirm that there is no risk of COVID-19 in the mentioned cruise ship and, therefore, it will operate normally during its visit to Cozumel.
COZUMEL, Quintana Roo