Cruise ship prevented from disembarking in Puerto Vallarta due to active COVID-19 outbreak

Health authorities of the state of Jalisco prevented the disembarkation of passengers and crew from a cruise tourist in Vallarta Port due to the fact that 21 active cases of COVID-19, and thus avoid risks to the health of the inhabitants.

Active COVID-19 outbreak detected on cruise ship

Health authorities prevented the cruise crew from getting off in Puerto Vallarta.

This Friday, the Jalisco Health Secretariat (SSJ) confirmed that an active COVID-19 outbreak occurred on the ship among members of the ship’s crew, which arrived this Thursday at the Jalisco port.

He added that, after detecting the positive cases, communication was maintained with the shipping company and the alternative was analyzed that any passenger who wanted to disembark at the tourist destination could do so under restrictions and presenting a negative antigen test.

However, this option was discarded because the health protocols indicate that no one could disembark when positive cases were registered in the vessel, so the decision was finally made not to disembark.

What was the route of the cruise?

Before starting the trip, on December 18, 2021, detection tests for SARS-CoV-2 were carried out on 100% of the crew, detecting a positive case, so on December 19 the cruise set sail from San Diego, California. , with 874 crew members and 1,35 passengers; visited Cabo San Lucas and Mazatlán, but upon arrival in Puerto Vallarta the presence of active cases of coronavirus was reported among the cruise crew.

The Jalisco Health Secretariat analyzed the epidemiological situation and determined that there was an active outbreak on the boat, given the exponential growth of confirmed cases in the crew, who already numbered 21, and denied authorization for disembarkation, so the cruise ship he continued his route.

Although the SSJ did not disclose the name of the cruise ship, the Integral Port Administration (API) had scheduled the arrival of the Koningsdam cruise ship for this Thursday, which had set sail last Wednesday afternoon from Mazatlán, Sinaloa, bound for Puerto Vallarta, however, this vessel was not observed in the port of the Jalisco city.