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Morocco abolishes mandatory PCR test for entry into its territory

2022-05-17T22:38:36.969Z

This decision was taken on the basis of the legal provisions relating to the management of the state of health emergency and the improvement



Until Tuesday evening, Morocco was among the group of countries that still imposed a negative Covid test on vaccinated travelers to visit the country.

It is now over.

The Moroccan government has decided to cancel the condition of the "PCR for entry into the national territory" test, confirmed Moroccan diplomacy on Tuesday evening in a simple tweet.

“This decision was taken on the basis of the legal provisions relating to the management of the state of health emergency and the improvement of the epidemiological situation in Morocco” specifies this message from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Cherifian kingdom.

The government 🇲🇦 has decided to cancel the PCR condition for entry into national territory.

This decision was taken on the basis of the legal provisions relating to the management of the state of health emergency and the improvement of the epidemiological situation in 🇲🇦 pic.twitter.com/D37qmqEAPI

— Morocco Diplomacy 🇲🇦 (@MarocDiplomatie) May 17, 2022

The Moroccan government had decided to reopen its airspace on February 7 to flights to and from the country, after more than two months of closure.

The borders of the Cherifian kingdom had 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”, already indicated the government. in a previous press release.

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

Source: leparis

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