Authorities and shipping companies apply protocols and sanitary criteria against Covid
Mazatlán, Sinaloa.- Given the intense activity of the cruise industry in Mazatlán, protocols and sanitary criteria in force at the international level are applied to preserve the status of a safe and reliable destination.
Worldwide, cruise companies have created new health and safety protocols that include, among other measures: vaccination requirements, Covid tests, hospital-grade air filtration systems, quarantine, and evacuation plans for sick people.
The Secretary of Tourism in Sinaloa, Maria del Rosario Torres Noriega, stressed that in compliance with the instruction of the governor, Rubén Rocha Moya, work is being done to protect the health of locals and visitors, detailing that when arriving at the port, cruise passengers are invited to comply with preventive measures such as handwashing with soap and water, mandatory use of face masks, continuous use of disinfectant, respect for a healthy distance and be alert to the presence of symptoms such as fatigue, headache, shortness of breath, fever, cough, and stuffy nose.
Torres Noriega estimated that Mazatlán will close in 2021 with the arrival of 69 cruise ships -from August to December-, which represents the arrival of thousands of visitors and an important economic spill.
“The most important thing is that the cruise passengers who visit us will return to their places of origin and could expand the promotion of Mazatlán since currently, each boat brings an average of 3,000 visitors,” he concluded.