After months of suspension due to the Covid-19 pandemic, two lists of countries have been established with different rules of access to the kingdom.
Morocco announced on Sunday 6 June the "progressive" reopening of air borders from 15 June, after months of suspension with some fifty countries, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Two lists of countries have been drawn up with different rules of access: list A includes "all countries with positive indicators", including those of the European Union, while list B concerns 74 countries with "a spread of variants or the absence of precise statistics on the epidemiological situation", including India, Algeria, Argentina and South Africa, according to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Travellers arriving from countries on list A, whether Moroccan or not, must have a vaccination certificate and/or a negative PCR test result less than 48 hours old. Those from list B countries must have exceptional authorisations, a negative PCR test less than 48 hours old and undergo a 10-day sanitary isolation once there. Both lists will be updated "regularly at least twice a month as needed", the statement said.
Over 9,000 deaths
In recent days, the kingdom has eased several restrictions related to Covid-19: introduction of a vaccine pass allowing travel abroad, unrestricted travel nationally and beyond the night curfew from 8pm to 11pm or later opening of restaurants (11pm).
The authorities have also allowed collective prayers to resume. Cinemas and theatres, as well as public swimming pools, have reopened after nearly 15 months of closure.
The country has officially recorded 521,426 cases of infection, including 9,178 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. More than 9 million people have been vaccinated, including 5.8 million with two injections, according to the latest report.
In addition, Moroccans living abroad will be able to return to Morocco by sea from the ports of Sète in France and Genoa in Italy from 15 June, with a negative PCR test on board and another one carried out on board.
Source : https://lemonde.fr