Under close watch by health authorities, 68 Mexican cruise ship crew members were allowed to disembark in Cozumel after being stranded 30 days.
The Disney Fantasy was adrift after coronavirus contingencies closed numerous ports. Finally, the Punta Langosta pier opened to them, where international health personnel were already waiting, according to Megamedia.
Alejandra Aguirre Crespo , Secretary of State Health, said the crew had to pass through three checkpoints to reach terra firma.
In addition, a review of the crew’s health records as well as their itineraries were required.
The 68 people had no contact with the general public, officials said.
Of the 68 crew, 15 are from Quintana Roo, where they will be under strict quarantine for 14 days, although they all underwent tests to verify that they are coronavirus free.
The other 53 will go to their places of origin, departing on a flight coordinated by personnel from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Disney has canceled all cruise trips until late June.