Morocco suspended all direct flights for two weeks starting Monday (November 29th), citing concerns about the Omicron variant.

The Moroccan government said in a statement on Sunday that Morocco will stop receiving all international flights to it for a period of two weeks, starting from November 29, due to the new mutation of Covid-19.

A statement by the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that “it was decided to cancel all direct flights to Morocco for a period of two weeks, starting from Monday, November 29, due to the spread of the new mutant of the Covid-19 virus, “Omicron” (1.1.529), especially in Europe and Africa, and in order to preserve the gains achieved by Morocco. In fighting the pandemic and preserving the health of citizens.

The statement added that “the assessment of the situation will remain in place to meet the necessary requirements.”

Morocco had vaccinated more than half of its citizens to confront the epidemic and had imposed a vaccination permit for its citizens to enter public places as part of measures to tackle the pandemic.

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