German tourists who in some cases were stranded in Mexico for weeks due to coronavirus restrictions were filmed at the Cancun airport on Friday waiting for a flight to take them to the home country.

"We are waiting for our plane to take us back to Germany. It will probably take 5 or 6 hours until the plane arrives. We are playing cards here, trying to spend time," said a passenger.

"Our flight was cancelled a week ago. Then we applied to the Condor, to the Foreign Ministry for the evacuation. We've known for two days that the flight would be today. We booked a Condor flight yesterday and now we hope it works," said another.

Tourists abroad have been stuck worldwide as the COVID-19 led to travel restrictions.

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