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Covid-19: Morocco will reopen in early February its airspace closed for more than two months


The Moroccan government has decided to reopen the airspace from February 7 to flights departing from and arriving in the country, after more than two...

The Moroccan government has decided to reopen the airspace from February 7 to flights to and from the country, after more than two months of closure, according to a statement released Thursday evening January 27 by the official agency MAP. The borders of the Cherifian kingdom have been closed since November 29 due to the outbreak of the Omicron variant.

“This 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 account the evolution of the epidemiological situation in the kingdom”

, indicates the government in his statement.

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“To support the implementation of this decision, a technical commission is currently examining the examination of the measures to be adopted at the border posts and the conditions required for travelers, which will be announced later”

, specifies the same source.

With its 36 million inhabitants, Morocco is betting on its vaccination campaign to stem the pandemic: more than 23 million people have received a second dose of vaccine.

The government also extended on Thursday the state of health emergency in force since 2020, throughout the country, until February 28, 2022.

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The border closures have hit the tourism, hotel and catering industry hard, a vital sector for the kingdom's economy.

Source: lefigaro

All business articles on 2022-01-27

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