Morocco extended this Christmas Eve Close its border -Suspended flights since November 29 last year-and suspended flights until January 31 to prevent the spread of the epidemic Coronavirus disease And its new variants.
The Civil Aviation Administration communicated this decision, which was published in the accounts of the National Airport Office (ONDA).
The Moroccan government closed the border on November 29 to protect itself from the omicron variant It is forbidden to hold parties and special programs in hotels, restaurants and tourist places on New Year’s Eve.
This North African country with an inoculation rate of 63% of the population announced last Tuesday that it has detected a total of 28 omicron infections and 46 other possible infections.
Sonia Moreno As reported on EL ESPAÑOL on December 22nd, Morocco’s latest strategy to pressure Spain is Airspace closure Use Covid as an excuse.In addition, it went one step further, accusing the Spanish executive of irresponsibly controlling Covid and Mark its flight as “endangering the health of the kingdom”.
The Moroccan Ministry of Health accused the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs in a statement, Jose Manuel Albares, Described as “unacceptable”.
For Rabat, “the current status of flights from Spain to Morocco poses a threat to the health of Moroccan citizens. It also jeopardizes the achievements of the Kingdom of Allawi in fighting Covid-19” because they believe that “the Spanish authorities are far from competent It is not guaranteed to strictly control the health of passengers when boarding at the airport.”
Just two weeks ago, the Minister of Health of Morocco Khalid Ait Taleb, To ensure that the epidemic situation in Morocco is “stable and under control” thanks to measures such as the closure of borders and warnings of a “catastrophic” situation in Europe.
“So far, we have no omicron” The minister assured on December 10 that he stated that the real problem was in Europe and was immersed in the fifth wave with new variants.