MADRID, 28 (EUROPE PRESS)
The Moroccan authorities announced this Thursday the reopening of their border, as well as the resumption of flights to and from the country, starting on February 7 after a closure of nearly two months due to the impact of COVID-19 and the expansion of the omicron variant.
“To accompany the implementation of this decision, a technical commission will be launched with the aim of evaluating the needs of border posts in terms of requests for procedures and the conditions required for travelers, which will be announced later,” according to the state news agency MAP.
The spokesman for the Moroccan government, Mustapha Baitas, has indicated this Thursday that the issue will be discussed and a decision will be made very soon, as reported by the Moroccan newspaper ‘Le Matin’.
Thus, they have indicated that the decision has been made in accordance with the legal provisions relating to the management of the state of emergency, following the recommendations of the scientific and technical commission and taking into account the evolution of the epidemiological situation.
The Moroccan authorities have called on the population to continue “strictly” with all health measures and have urged to complete the vaccination schedule, emphasizing the third dose.
In the last 24 hours, the health authorities have registered a total of 5,560 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total balance to more than one million infections in the country. Likewise, the number of deaths exceeds 15,000 –specifically 15,270— with 33 new deaths.
Moroccan authorities suspended direct flights to and from Morocco on November 29 after the detection of the omicron variant of coronavirus. Initially the measure was adopted for two weeks, but sources from the air transport sector confirmed an extension.