“We hope to see our families soon”: SRE has already repatriated the Mexican biologists stranded in Tonga

January 26, 2022

(Photo: SRE)

After ten days of the violent eruption of the submarine volcano Hunga-Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai, about 65 kilometers north of the Kingdom of Tonga, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) reported on Tuesday night that they finally managed to get Elisa Nava and David Santillán, two Mexican biologists, left the archipelago.

Through a statement, they detailed that at the request of Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard and thanks to the support and consular assistance of the Mexican embassy in New Zealand, led by Alfredo Pérez Bravo, both nationals were able to take the first commercial flight out of New Zealand. the capital Nuku’alofa, after the natural disaster, bound for Auckland.

Upon arrival in New Zealand, the biologists were received by personnel from the Embassy of Mexico, who verified their physical condition and gave them the documentation for their trip, as well as financial support for their return to national territory, which It is expected to happen on January 28 after a stopover in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

More information in development.