In a statement, the Kingdom of Morocco has just announced that as part of the preventive measures taken by the against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, passenger flights to and from the French Republic and Spain will be suspended from midnight on 30 March 2021 until further notice.
Special passenger flights from these two destinations will be subject to reinforced controls, in accordance with the health protocol defined by the competent Moroccan authorities.
These two countries join a list of almost 40 countries with which Morocco has suspended flights due to the new COVID-19 variants.
It should be noted that, officially, Moroccan borders have been "technically" closed since the beginning of the pandemic. The various flights linking the Kingdom with other countries since that date have been subject to exceptional authorisations. The authorities suspend these authorisations on a case-by-case basis, depending on the situation.
A curfew has been in place in Morocco since 23 December. The government initially set a maximum duration of three weeks, but the curfew is still in place.
The Moroccan Ministry of Health has appealed to all citizens to redouble their vigilance in the face of the appearance of the new variant of COVID-19, especially as the Kingdom is in the midst of a vaccination operation against the epidemic.
It has also insisted on the obligation to continue to strictly comply with the prevention measures, using the protective mask correctly, keeping a physical distance of more than one metre and washing hands regularly with soap and water or hydroalcoholic gel. Inviting the general public to avoid all gatherings and the elderly or chronically ill to take special care.