The news fell like a cleaver. The ministerial committee, which met last Sunday, made an unexpected decision because it was misunderstood. Namely: adding, not least, three new countries to List B, in this case France, Spain and Portugal. This change is more problematic because the first two mentioned countries host the vast majority of Moroccans residing in the old continent. In short, a real thorn in the side. Because moving France, Spain and Portugal from List A to B will not be without consequences for future visitors to Morocco, even if they are in possession of a vaccination permit. Like the other 78 countries that make up the mentioned list, travelers from these countries to the Kingdom are now required to submit a negative PCR test for less than 48 hours on the date of entry into the national territory. whether they were vaccinated or not. Another rule in force, in addition to fulfilling a negative PCR test for a period of less than 48 hours, unvaccinated passengers are required to sign a declaration in their honor, for a period of 10 days, as well as a voucher (coupon) confirming the payment of one of the hotels designated by the Moroccan authorities for the said confinement. Either way, it is doubtful that people planning to travel to Morocco will jump for joy. Away from this. Moreover, those whose flight is scheduled at the beginning of the week. It is clear that they will not have time to fulfill the condition of a negative PCR test. On social networks, the news was recently received. Especially since it is difficult to find any form of logic there. In fact, since June 15, France, Spain, and Portugal have been part of List A. Suddenly, they were demoted, with the limitations that implied. Admittedly, the delta variant is advancing at a rapid pace in Europe, exceeding 51% of infections in France, with 4,596 new cases recorded on July 10, but to order a negative PCR test from vaccinated people, almost a month after the opening at the border Moroccan women questioned their motives The Ministerial Committee cast some shadow on the effectiveness of vaccines. Moreover, in this sense, many laboratories are mobilizing to fight the mutations of the virus, throwing a dock in the pond by introducing the hypothesis of modifying vaccines. They estimate that it will take 100 days to get a new vaccine if needed. Even worse, Pfizer has slowly but surely begun to inculcate the possibility of a third dose in people’s minds so that they do not suffer from the full burden of the novel coronavirus mutations. Now, it’s all about knowing whether this assumption made by Pfizer is of a purely commercial or healthy nature. One extra dose is billions more in the hands of labs. One thing is for sure, national health authorities are arming themselves with caution by tightening restrictions on travelers from countries where the delta variant is in the majority. At least while we wait for more information about the effect of the Indian variant on vaccines. The principle of prudence is where contradictions abound, but prevention is better than cure.
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