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Town of Chiquilá closes port to non-residents, no access to Holbox

Chiquilá, Q.R. — Local authorities at the Chiquilá ferry port have made a decision to deny access to non-residents.

The mayor of Chiquilá Valerio Domínguez Mayoral, confirmed that due to pressure from local residents, the decision to deny access to non-residents was made. Only people who live in the town are allowed to pass, he says, noting that shipments of products are also allowed.

He said that a decision was made to not allow access to tourists who were going to Holbox, so both places have been closed to everyone except residents of the area. A blockade has been installed in front of the Emsad educational center in the port of Chiquilá, with long lines of vehicles trying to enter the port on their way to Holbox.

“For our safety, we made that decision since we want to avoid a drastic health problem for our families,” he said.

Since last week, residents of Isla Holbox and Chiquilá have been advocating for the closure of the passage to tourists in fear of contagion. The advocating came after one foreign tourist with flu symptoms was rejected last week in the sanitary filter installed in the maritime terminal.

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