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Hundreds of stranded tourists finally leave Cancun airport

Cancun, Q.R. — Hundreds of tourists who remained stranded in Cancun since border restrictions were implemented earlier this month, were finally flown back to their countries of origin Monday on three humanitarian flights that departed from the Cancun International Airport.

The first of the three flights left Terminal 2 of Cancun at 06:00 with 160 Argentine tourists. The Mexican Air Force plane left the city of Cancun bound for Buenos Aires where it will be responsible for repatriating Mexican citizens who are stranded in Argentina.

The second flight was operated by Azur Air which departed a few minutes after noon from Terminal 4 for Moscow carrying 345 Russian tourists, while the third and last flight operated by Italian airline Neos, took off at 4:00 p.m. from Terminal 2.

On Monday, the German government made the third and last humanitarian flight to repatriate its stranded tourists in Mexico, which were concentrated in Cancun due to its air connectivity with the rest of the country.

With the closure of borders and flight restrictions, Aeropuertos del Sureste (Asur) says they have decided to partially close Terminals 3 and 4 of the Cancun International Airport, which they note, will begin Thursday.