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Ferry passengers to Isla Mujeres get red light, green light security inspection

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — Passengers arriving at the Ultramar ferry terminal for Isla Mujeres will be subject to increased security protocol, similar to those used in airports.

As of April 1, Ultramar says they will begin a new security protocol in order to guarantee the safety of tourists and residents of Isla Mujeres.

Arturo Baez, operations manager of Ultramar confirmed the announcement, which was made during an operations council meeting in the Integral Port Administration of Quintana Roo. He explained that the new provision will come into effect as of April 1, and is in compliance with the new official provisions on safety.

He explained that by provision of the Ministry of Communications and Transportation, all maritime terminals must adhere to the new security system adding that passengers at the Grand Port terminal will be subject to a random inspection using the red light, green light system.

If a passenger presses the button and receives a red light, they, along with their belongings, will be subject to an inspection.

Baez added that the Integral Port Administration of Quintana Roo are looking to implement a similar system in the Isla Mujeres terminal in a bid to stop the trafficking of prohibited substances including weapons.