Morocco suspends all flights over Omicron

MENA

Published: 2021-11-28 19:23

Last Updated: 2022-01-23 16:06


Morocco suspends all flights over Omicron
Morocco suspends all flights over Omicron

Morocco decided Sunday to suspend all incoming flights for travelers coming to the country for a period of 14 days, starting Monday, Nov. 29.

This came due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant.

The decision will enter into force as of 2259 GMT Monday, provided that "the situation is evaluated on a regular basis in order to amend the necessary measures, when needed," according to the statement published by the Moroccan News Agency.

Thursday, Morocco decided to suspend flights to and from France, where daily coronavirus infections are rising, the foreign ministry said.

The decision came into effect on Nov. 26 at 23:59pm (2259 GMT) and until further notice.

France has the world's largest Moroccan expatriate community, with more than one million Moroccans living in the EU member.

In October, Morocco said it was suspending flights to and from Britain, Germany, the Netherlands and Russia due to concerns about coronavirus trends in those countries.