“Visa issue leaves 1500 passengers stranded aboard a cruise ship.”

A cruise ship docked in Spain finds itself holding all 1500 passengers onboard as a consequence of a visa issue involving a group from Bolivia, preventing them from entering the European border-free Schengen area.

The MSC Armonia remains detained in Barcelona, with authorities working to resolve the situation. The dilemma, concerning 69 Bolivian passengers, halts the ship’s journey until the matter is rectified. Having journeyed from Brazil to traverse the Mediterranean Sea, the voyage’s itinerary includes families and children among the affected passengers.

Initially, MSC Cruises believed the visa documentation was in order, meeting the necessary travel requirements. However, further scrutiny revealed that the visas were deemed “invalid” for entry.

“While passengers presented seemingly appropriate documentation upon boarding in Brazil,” the statement explained, “authorities have clarified that the visas do not permit entry into the Schengen area. Consequently, passengers have been unable to disembark in Barcelona, their intended final destination.”

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