The Secretariats of Health and Tourism of the Government of Mexico communicated on December 28, 2021 that they will continue to receive cruises in their different port entities, valid for all those ships that request it.
The procedures will be carried out in accordance with the biosafety protocols established within the Mexican nation and those established by the International Health Regulations of the World Health Organization (WHO) .
In the event that people present symptoms of covid-19 in any of the trips made by these ships or a positive test of the virus, the authorities informed that they will be provided with the medical attention that is required.
Along the same lines, asymptomatic people or with a mild condition will be kept in preventive quarantine and those who present serious symptoms will be treated in the hospitals of the cities where they are found.
It was also pointed out that those passengers who do not present symptoms will be able to carry out their tourist activities with respect to the basic prevention measures, such as the correct use of a mask, frequent hand washing with soap and water -or 70% alcohol gel – and a responsible distancing.
Finally, the statement closes noting that the health and tourism authorities will remain pending in the event of having to provide necessary medical assistance to those who visit the country for recreational, work, commercial or academic reasons.
CDC Tells Vaccinated Americans Not to Take a Cruise
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday issued a fresh travel warning for Americans going on cruises, telling them to avoid cruise travel, regardless of vaccination status.
The notice comes as the agency has updated its warning on cruise travel from Level 3 to Level 4, the highest such level.
“This reflects increases in cases onboard cruise ships since identification of the Omicron variant,” said the CDC, on its website.
“Even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19 variants,” the CDC said. “The virus that causes COVID-19 spreads easily between people in close quarters on board ships, and the chance of getting COVID-19 on cruise ships is very high, even if you are fully vaccinated and have received a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose.”
Along with testing, passengers who are not fully vaccinated should self-quarantine for a full five days after cruise travel, the CDC advised.
“While CDC is exercising its enforcement discretion under CDC’s Mask Order to not require that persons wear a mask under certain circumstances on board foreign-flagged cruise ships subject to the Temporary Extension & Modification of the Framework for Conditional Sailing Order (CSO), including onboard cruise ships choosing to follow the requirements of the CSO on a voluntary basis, individual cruise lines may require travelers (passengers and crew) to wear masks on board the ship,” the agency said.