SAN DIEGO – The Holland America Line cruise liner returned to port on Saturday after Mexican health officials refused to allow guests to land in Puerto Vallarta following a positive Covit-19 test on board.
Mexico’s Jalisco State Department of Health said 21 employees tested positive for Kovit when he arrived in Puerto Vallarta on Thursday.
He said the potential exposure of passengers would not allow them to disembark.
“Through the Onford test, we have confirmed that a small number of whole immunization groups in Koningstom have tested positive for COVID-19,” Holland USA said in a statement. “Everyone has little or no symptoms. They are lonely. Close contacts are isolated with great care.
The Shipping Board said the ship left Port Vallarta following a last-minute announcement by authorities that guests would not be allowed ashore.
The ship is expected to return to San Diego Sunday, crew said.
Jalisco health officials said the ship, with 874 crew and 1,035 passengers on board, was docked at Cabo San Lucas and Mazatlan.
They said a crew was positive on December 18, the day before the ship was due to leave San Diego. It is not known if there were crews on the boat.
According to Cruise Line’s health and safety guidelines, guests must show proof of completion of the full vaccine and negative Govt-19 tests within two days of boarding.
It is unclear how local health officials will handle the cases after the ship returns. The San Diego County Department of Health did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Port of San Diego website Ethical information for travelers in such situations is not listed.
As the number of eruptions decreased on October 1, the port resumed exports.
There was an explosion in Florida Bonner and Aruba have been denied permission to board the Carnival Freedom cruise ship Carnival said in a statement Friday that it had no plans to sue.
Before departure, passengers are required to be vaccinated and tested, the trip said. The ship, with 2,497 passengers and 1,112 crew, was due to return to Miami on Sunday after an eight-day voyage at sea.
This is the third eruption this week affecting cruise ships departing from Florida.
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