MOROCCO TO FINALLY RELAUNCH THE AIR TRAFFIC

Pat Hyland - Jun 14, 2021
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As of June 15, 2021, Morocco will again receive flights from foreign countries. The Moroccan government wants to restart its air traffic initially with special flights and then regular connections.

Holidays in Morocco will be possible again from mid-June for travelers with a vaccination card and/or a negative PCR test, which must not be older than 48 hours at the time of entry. All countries of the European Union (except Lithuania), the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Russia, China and all UN member countries that are not on the Moroccan Ministry of Health's B-list will benefit from the new measure.

Travelers from these countries must obtain a waiver prior to travel, submit a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours at the time of entry, and then undergo 10 days of quarantine. The A and B lists of countries are regularly posted on the electronic sites of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Health and Tourism. Both lists are updated regularly as needed, at least twice a month.

The Moroccan National Tourist Office (MNTO) emphasizes that the indicators of the epidemiological situation in Morocco are very positive, especially after the expansion of vaccination campaigns in the country. More than 9 million people have received at least one dose of vaccination so far and Morocco currently has only 2500 active cases.

The authorities proclaim that they have taken all measures to ensure that guests are safe and do not have to worry about their health. Among other things, there is a "Welcome Safely Label", which is based on sanitary standards of the WHO and the UNWTO and was introduced by the Ministry of Tourism.

The latest data show that in March 2021 Morocco welcomed 430,000 tourists, which is a drop of 78% drop compared to the same period of the previous year. Over the first quarter of this year, the tourism arrivals decreased by 69.1% representing a loss of 11.9 billion dirhams. The relaunch of the air traffic is thus essential for the recovery of local tourism.

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