Government committee states choice taken since of fast spread of brand-new alternative ‘in Europe and Africa’.

Published On 28 Nov 2021

Morocco has stated it will stop inbound traveler flights for 2 weeks as issue grows over a brand-new, greatly altered version of the coronavirus called Omicron.

A federal government committee entrusted with managing the nation’s COVID-19 action stated in a declaration on Sunday the step would work from 11: 59 pm (22: 59 GMT) on Monday and would be assessed routinely to make “modifications if required”.

” The choice has actually been taken due to the fact that of the fast spread of the brand-new COVID version, Omicron, particularly in Europe and Africa, and in order … to safeguard the health of Moroccan people,” it stated.

The statement came hours after Israel stated it would be closing its borders to foreign travelers from Sunday night over Omicron.

The variation was very first spotted in South Africa, with cases reported in numerous nations, triggering countries to reimpose travel curbs that lots of had actually hoped were a distant memory.

Morocco, whose economy relies greatly on tourist, had actually revealed on Friday a restriction on entry to tourists from South Africa and 6 other African countries.

It had actually currently chosen to suspend flights to and from France amidst a spike in coronavirus infections in Europe.

France has the world’s biggest Moroccan migrant neighborhood, with more than one million Moroccans residing in the European Union member state.

In October, Morocco stated it was suspending flights to and from Britain, Germany, the Netherlands and Russia due to issues about coronavirus patterns in those nations.

Morocco has actually formally tape-recorded about 950,000 coronavirus cases and more than 14,700 deaths.

Earlier this month, the North African kingdom raised a nighttime curfew enforced months earlier to suppress the spread of COVID-19