The Moroccan authorities decided to suspend all passenger flights from and to Morocco, for a period of two weeks, starting Monday, November 29, 2021 at 11.59 pm.
In a press release issued on Sunday, the Ministerial COVID-19 Monitoring Committee set the suspension of all direct passenger flights to Morocco for a period of two weeks. There was no mention of direct flights from Morocco, which raised some questions from travelers.
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Thus, Morocco will close its airspace on Monday evening, one minute before midnight. This decision was made after the arrival and rapid spread of Omicron (B.1.1.529), the new variant of the Covid-19 virus, in Europe and Africa. According to the Ministerial Committee for Monitoring Covid-19, it aims to preserve the gains that Morocco has made in fighting the epidemic and protecting the health of citizens.
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Helen Le Gall, France’s ambassador to Morocco, confirmed that special flights will be chartered for French travelers who were unable to leave Morocco before the flight suspension came into effect on Sunday.
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