Travelers to and from Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands will not be able to make their flights as the Moroccan Airports Office (ONDA) has revealed that all flights to and from these countries will be suspended from today, October 21.
This decision was made due to the epidemiological situation of these countries and will remain in effect until further notice, TheSchengen.com reports.
“Following the decision of the Moroccan authorities, all flights from Morocco to the United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands have been suspended until further notice. For this purpose, Royal Air Maroc supports its passengers by authorizing change and compensation.”
Furthermore, travelers can change the date and destination of their tickets for free until December 15th or get a redemption voucher valid for 12 months since its issuance. Furthermore, travelers can get cashback at the same facility where they purchased their tickets.
Previously, the Moroccan government also banned flights with Russia due to concerns about COVID-19 infection rates.
On the other hand, since October 15, Morocco is no longer considered a high-risk area by Germany, along with Algeria, Fiji, Sri Lanka and Tunisia. This means that people from Morocco can enter Germany by presenting a COVID-19 certificate indicating that they have received a full vaccination against the virus 14 days before or have been negatively tested 72 hours before arriving in the country.
Moreover, Morocco is currently located in a high-risk area of the Netherlands, and Moroccan expats can only enter the country for essential reasons. Therefore, a certificate indicating complete vaccination, PCR test or negative antigen test prior to departure, as well as a completed Passenger Locator form, is also required upon arrival.
Moreover, since October 11, the British government has recognized vaccination certificates issued in Morocco, which means that expats who provide such documents are eligible to enter the UK.
On the other hand, Morocco allows travelers who are vaccinated with the following injections to enter the country free of quarantine requirements:
AstraZeneca-SK Bio Sinopharm Sputnik Pfizer / BioNTech Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) CoviShield (Serum Institute of India) Moderna Sinovac
Statista data shows that as of October 19, 23.2 million people in Morocco have received the first of the vaccines, and 21.06 million have been fully vaccinated. Moreover, 776,546 have already been vaccinated with a booster dose. Thus, it is estimated that about 57 percent of the population in Morocco is fully immunized at the moment.
According to WHO data, 942,779 positive cases with COVID-19 have been recorded in Morocco, with 499 cases reported in the past 24 hours. Moreover, five coronavirus-related deaths were recently reported in Morocco, bringing the death rates from the virus to 14,566.