Wedding trip to Cancún a COVID nightmare for Texas couple

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Sam and Sandra Philips flew from Texas to Cancún, unvaccinated, to attend a wedding. They were prevented from returning on schedule after testing positive for COVID-19. Photo: Fox 4

A Texas couple is coming home after a long weekend in Cancún turned into a COVID-19 nightmare.

Sandra and Sam Philips of Carrollton flew to the Yucatán Peninsula two weeks ago for a friend’s wedding, but a positive COVID-19 test prevented them from returning as planned.

They ended up quarantined and staying 14 days before allowed to board a plane again, according to Dallas-Fort Worth media. Neither were vaccinated.

After the wedding, Sam Philips struggled to breathe and was hospitalized.

“Every time I lay down, I choke. It’s like breathing through a straw. I get coughing spasms and I run out of breath. I can’t lie down because I feel like I am drowning in my own fluids,” Sam told Fox 5. “We all make mistakes. Be kind to one another, be forgiving, be responsible, and when you make a mistake like in my case, I made a mistake, I admit it, turn around, and don’t do it again.”

Travelers returning to the U.S. from an international trip must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test or proof of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a plane.

Sam is due back today and he told reporters his first priority is to see a doctor for lingering breathing difficulties.

Source: KDFW-TV Fox 4

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