Morocco decided on Sunday to suspend all international flights “until further notice” to combat the spread of the pandemic. This measure follows an earlier decision to gradually close routes to different countries in recent days.
Thousands of tourists, especially French and dutch, found themselves stranded in the kingdom, which welcomed in 2019 some 13 million visitors.
The French Embassy in Morocco, which, like others, has opened a crisis cell, indicated on its twitter account that it had answered more than 8,500 calls between Friday and Saturday. Faced with the situation, the Moroccan authorities have agreed to discuss “on a case-by-case basis” to authorize special flights, according to Agence France Presse.
At the same time, the land passages to the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta or Melilla, also closed since Friday, were partially reopened to allow European tourists to access the ferries to Spain.
While Europe has become the epicenter of the pandemic, Morocco recorded 28 cases at the last count made on Sunday.