Morocco Reopens Airspace to International Tourists

Morocco is set to allow flights in and out of its international borders, however, they will remain limited and face masks will be mandatory in public places.

A statement from the Morocco’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates stated that the 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.

While flights will be available, passenger ferries will continue to be suspended.

The easing of travel restrictions will apply to tourists from 67 nations exempt from Morocco’s visa requirements, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the US and all EU members.

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“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 travellers, which will be announced later,” the Ministry said.

In Morocco, proof of vaccination is required to enter most establishments, such as hotels, cafes, and public transport.

While the pre-requisites for travellers are not clear, the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office currently states that ‘when flights resume’ visitors will need to provide proof of full vaccination, a passenger-locator form and a negative RT-PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before boarding.

Flights to Morocco were banned in November last year after the global surge in Omicron cases.

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The easing of restrictions come as a relief to the North African country’s tourism industry after it lost two seasons because of the pandemic.

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