Morocco to end two-month flight ban

The Moroccan government announced yesterday that the reopening of the airspace to flights to and from Morocco as of 7th February.  A ban has been in place since 29th November to fight the spread of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

This decision comes in accordance with the legal provisions relating to the management of the state of health emergency and following the recommendations of the scientific and technical commission and taking into consideration the evolution of the epidemiological situation in the Kingdom of Morocco, said the government in a statement.

To accompany the implementation of this decision, a technical committee is currently examining the measures to be adopted at border crossings and the conditions required for travelers, which will be announced later.

Meanwhile, the government re-iterated its appeal to citizens to continue the strict observance of all preventive measures and directives of public authorities on the matter, calling for the quick take-up of the planned vaccine doses in order to complete the vaccination scheme, including the third dose, in a bid for “national solidarity” to cope with the pandemic.

Comments (4)

  1. Jeff G says:

    That is brilliant news. I’ve been wanting to get to Essaouiria on the Atlantic coast for a long time.

    Apologies if it’s spelt wrong but there are just too many vowels for me to cope with.

    According to Moroccans my attempts to pronounce the word are even worse.

  2. Debs says:

    The Moroccan people will be relieved so much of their economy is dependent on tourism. If you walk round Marrakech you soon realise how many businesses are targeting the tourist dollar, euro or pound.

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