It's not a border closure, but it looks like it.
The Moroccan authorities announced this Thursday, November 25 the suspension of air and sea links between France and Morocco.
Supposed to come into effect this Friday, November 26, this measure was postponed a few hours later to Sunday, November 28 at 11:59 p.m. to facilitate returns.
The Shereefian kingdom thus intends "
to face the deterioration of the health situation in certain countries of the European neighborhood
», Notes the Interministerial Covid Monitoring Committee.
A few days earlier, Morocco had suspended its links with Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, countries strongly affected by the renewed epidemic.
Flights, reimbursement of tickets ... The airlines that connect the two countries are setting up a special system to allow the return of travelers.
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Air France, which serves Casablanca, Marrakech, Rabat and Tangier, is strengthening its program of flights to and from Morocco on November 26, 27 and 28.
At this point, all flights from France to Morocco are canceled until November 30.
In the Morocco-France direction, Air France is awaiting repatriation procedures applicable from November 29.
Reserved customers will be informed individually as soon as possible,
”explains the company to Le
The company reminds that all tickets purchased for trips until June 30, 2022 (inclusive) can be changed or canceled free of charge until the departure of the first flight.
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The low-cost subsidiary of Air France, which serves a dozen Moroccan destinations on departure from Paris Orly, Nantes and Lyon, announces that flights will be operated normally on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 November 2021 and that additional flights will be implemented. sale on the Transavia website to facilitate customer returns.
In the France-Morocco direction, all flights are canceled from November 29 to December 15 inclusive.
Passengers will be notified by email of the cancellation and will be reimbursed automatically within 15 days.
In the Morocco-France direction, all flights are kept at a minimum until December 2.
The British low-cost company had anticipated the announcements of the Moroccan government by canceling all of its flights between France and Morocco from Monday, November 22 until the end of December.
On the easyJet website, the next flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Marrakech are offered from January 3, 2022. Passengers whose flight has been canceled are offered a change free of charge, a credit or a refund.
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Royal Air Morocco
Flights between Morocco and France are canceled from November 28 at 11:59 p.m., announces Royal Air Maroc on its website.
For trips planned until January 31, 2022, the Moroccan national company offers a free reimbursement of tickets in the form of a credit valid for 12 months or in cash.