Morocco Halts Flights From France Over Covid-19 Spread

Starting from Friday, November 26, Morocco would suspend flights to and from France due to reports of the rising cases of coronavirus.

The ministry said the decision to temporarily halt flights was made by an inter-ministerial committee “to preserve Morocco’s achievements in terms of management of the Covid-19 pandemic and to deal with the deterioration of the health situation in some European countries.”

France has been recording increased virus cases with 33,464 reported on Thursday.

The French government announced new measures to curb the fifth wave that include giving booster vaccine doses.

Earlier Thursday, there were reports that a carrier Easyjet had suspended all its flights between France and Morocco until December because of the tougher entry restrictions into Morocco.

The decision is likely to hit hard those who traverse regularly between the two countries.

Morocco had previously cancelled flights with Russia, the UK, and the Netherlands over COVID-19 concerns.

More than 1.3 million people from Morocco live in France and nearly 80,000 French nationals live in the North African country.

Patsy Nwogu

Reporting on data-driven featured stories and investigations.

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