Morocco’s flag carrier Royal Air Maroc announced on Sunday that foreigners who are “nationals of visa-exempt countries” with confirmed hotel reservations can enter Morocco through its flights.
Foreigners who can enter Morocco “must comply with the health measures issued by the Moroccan authorities, in particular the obligation to carry out the required tests for COVID-19,” the statement added.
Passengers must wear masks during flights to Morocco.
The decision follows the announcement from the Moroccan General Federation of Enterprises (CGEM) that foreign business visitors can enter Morocco.
CGEM President Chakib Alj announced the news after receiving approval from Morocco’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
CGEM said that foreign business visitors can enter Morocco, starting September 10.
The date marks the scheduled end of the state of emergency.
Morocco suspended all international flights and maritime and land travel in mid-March before declaring a state of emergency.
The decision was in line with the country’s approach to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Today, the ministry recorded 32 deaths and a record high of 2,234 cases. The number of confirmed cases stands at 72,394.
Today’s announcement suggests that Morocco is on track to reopen its borders step by step depending on the epidemiological situation.
Morocco made similar border reopening decisions in July, when Morocco began permitting the entry of Moroccans citizens and legal residents and their family members.
Morocco also has been repatriating citizens stranded abroad, whose number once stood at more than 33,000.