Morocco to Resume Int’l Travel on June 15

Morocco plans to reopen its airports and ports to international passenger traffic from June 15, both for its own citizens and foreign nationals.

The North African country’s Ministry of Health said in a statement that travelers will be admitted into the country only if they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a negative PCR test.

Nationals of countries where the coronavirus is surging or those lacking reliable data will have to provide a special permit to enter Morocco and also have a negative test.

Morocco recently eased a set of restrictive measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic, allowing cinemas and theaters to re-open as it continues its vaccination campaign.

The country has so far administered 5 million doses of the AstraZeneca and Sinopharm vaccines, as it pursues plans to inoculate all people aged over 17.

The European Union last month said it will invest at least 1 billion euros to build manufacturing hubs in Africa, with Senegal, South Africa, Rwanda, Morocco and Egypt among the leading candidates.

On Sunday, the Moroccan government kicked off the provision of digital COVID-19 vaccination passports for people who have received the two doses of the jab as of June 7.

The country has confirmed 231 new cases, while saying that 233 coronavirus patients have recovered.

The total number of cases reported since the start of the outbreak has risen to 521,426 while the number of recoveries increased to 509,083, corresponding to a recovery rate of 97.6%.

The Health Ministry said the total number of coronavirus-related deaths rose to 9,178 after five new cases were recorded in the last 24hrs in Casablanca-Settat, Rabat-Salé-Kenitra, Tangier-Al Hoceima-Tetouan, Fez-Meknes and Draa-Tafilalet.

 

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