Despite a health situation linked to Covid-19 still alarming, Morocco decided, Sunday, September 6, 2020, to reopen its borders partly to tourists but under certain conditions, reports RFI (Radio France International), which adds that the he state of health emergency will probably be prolonged.
"Foreigners will have the right to access Moroccan territory, provided they are not subject to the visa formality, to present a hotel reservation and a negative PCR test carried out 48 hours before their departure," the radio reported. French.
According to the same source, this only concerns nationals of countries from and to which Morocco already operates exceptional flights: in particular, Germany, Italy, France, Portugal, the United States, Canada or the United States. Turkey. "These countries represent the main tourist destinations for Morocco," it says. As a reminder, on July 14, the Moroccan authorities decided to partially open the borders for so-called special or repatriation flights, which only concerned Moroccans living abroad, and foreigners stranded in Morocco.
Note that the situation linked to the coronavirus pandemic is still alarming in Morocco, which is facing a second wave. The number of contaminations has exceeded the 70,000 mark for more than 1,300 deaths. A situation which puts pressure on the health system of the country which "still lives at the rate of semi-confinement, with draconian health measures imposed on the populations, and a slowing economy, in particular because of the crisis in the sector tourist ", notes RFI.
According to the same source, the reopening of the borders is partly due to the Moroccan employers who worked behind the scenes with the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the making of this decision which is effective as of Monday, September 7.
Source : algerie-eco.com