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321 Mexican nationals repatriated from Barbados to Mexico City, Cancun

Mexico City, Mexico — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has coordinated the return of 321 Mexican people to national territory from Bridgetown, Barbados after being stranded due to airport restrictions.

The returned countrymen were part of various international cruises of the Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. The nationals were repatriated to Mexico City and Cancun through two private charter flights contracted by the company.

The Consulate General of Mexico in Miami maintained constant coordination with the US cruise line. The Embassy of Mexico in Trinidad and Tobago was also in permanent contact with the Mexican crew until their repatriation.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses its sincere thanks to the Barbadian authorities who authorized repatriation operations in an increasingly complex environment due to the global pandemic by COVID-19.

Upon their arrival to Mexico, international health personnel applied and supervised the health protocol at the international airports of Mexico City and Cancun. In their press release, the Government of Mexico says they will continue to assist and support Mexican people abroad who are affected by current travel restrictions.