Morocco suspends flights with the United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands

Morocco has suspended flights to and from the United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands due to concerns about Covid-19 infection rates.

The British Foreign Office said the ban was imposed by the Moroccan government and will take effect from midnight tonight.

“The Moroccan government has announced the indefinite suspension of direct flights between Morocco and the United Kingdom (and Germany and the Netherlands) from 20 October at midnight.”, did he say.

Royal Air Maroc has canceled all flights to and from the three countries, while the easyJet flight from London Gatwick to Marrakesh that was scheduled to leave this afternoon has been canceled at the last minute.

EasyJet reported that a “organizational change” It means they can no longer travel to their favorite North African vacation spot.

The United Kingdom has recently recorded an increasing number of coronavirus cases. The country reported 50,000 cases of coronavirus on Monday and 200 people died on Tuesday in the United Kingdom due to the pandemic.

Meanwhile, Germany is seeing a similar increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the country, and has reported 17,000 new cases in a single day, raising concerns about the situation.

The Netherlands faces the same challenges due to an increase in cases, which is putting increasing pressure on hospitals.

However, the number of cases is increasing in these countries and Morocco is a popular destination for German and Dutch tourists. Moroccan authorities made the decision to protect the country, with only 57% of the population fully vaccinated against the massive influx of visitors.

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Earlier this month, Morocco decided to ban all visitors from Russia, where COVID-19 infection rates are 161 per 100,000 people.

Travel chiefs warn that the ban will have a “devastating” impact on local livelihoods.

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