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Morocco suspends all flights to and from France

The Moroccan authorities have just announced that they are suspending regular flights to France due to the deterioration of the health situation.

Moroccan authorities have just announced that they are suspending scheduled flights to and from France, Agence France-Presse told the Moroccan Foreign Ministry on Thursday.

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“This decision will come into effect from November 26, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (22:59 GMT), until further notice”, specifies an official press release relayed by the MAP press agency. This follows the deterioration of the health situation in Europe. The announcement “Intervenes to preserve the achievements of Morocco in terms of management of the Covid-19 pandemic and to deal with the deterioration of the health situation in certain countries of the European neighborhood”, notes the Interministerial Covid Monitoring Committee. Maritime links between France and Morocco are also suspended.

Reinforced controls with Europe

Almost two weeks ago, the kingdom strengthened controls at its borders due to the increase in cases of Covid-19 contamination in Europe. From now on, in addition to the compulsory health pass and negative PCR tests, on arrival in Morocco, travelers go through a double check, by thermal cameras and electronic thermometers and by antigenic tests, details the press release. Any passenger who tests positive on arrival will be returned immediately to their country of origin, at the expense of the air or sea transport company, with the exception of permanent residents in Morocco.

These measures concern all people from so-called “list B” countries, namely France, several countries of the European Union as well as the United Kingdom, Algeria and Tunisia, according to the latest update from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If in Morocco the epidemiological situation is constantly improving, having allowed the lifting at the beginning of November of a national night curfew in force for months, Europe once again became this fall the global epicenter of the pandemic.

Morocco has introduced a vaccination pass to restrict access to public places to those who are vaccinated. Moroccan authorities have already suspended flights with Germany, Russia, Britain and the Netherlands for the same reason, full West France which quotes Reuters.

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