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State Secretariat of Health says no Coronavirus issues with UK flights landing at Cancun International

Cancun, Q.R. — The State Secretariat of Health (SESA) has reported zero Coronavirus issues with the continued arrival of flights from the UK. In a statement, the state’s health agency said that “no evidence of infectious disease was reported in the general declaration of two flights belonging to British Airlines, which arrived on December 26 and 27 at the Cancun international airport from London.”

The agency said that an evaluation of the aircraft was carried out on both evening flights without incident, adding they found “no evidence of infectious disease on board the means of transport.”

Following the recommendations of the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization regarding international travelers, information is collected through the state Passenger Location form (self-declaration) in order to forward the information to the hotels, which is done in coordination with the Ministry of Tourism.

Aside from the passenger form, the state also ensures international travelers are given a visual verification for signs and symptoms as well as one-on-one questioning and the enforcement of current health measures.

SESA made the report after concerns when several countries banned UK travelers after the discovery of a new variant of the Coronavirus. Mexico’s president Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Mexico would not follow in tow. The country continues to receive UK flights.