Egypt to repatriate citizens stranded in Morocco

Many Egyptians are stuck in Morocco because Morocco has banned passengers flight for months. Now, Egypt’s national airline will soon fly.

On Jan 19, Egypt Air flight is ready to repatriate Egyptian citizens stuck there due to North Africa’s border closure. Some Moroccan citizens and other foreigners will also be abroad on the flight.

Due to the increasing number of cases of the COVID-19 virus, Morocco closed their borders in the last year of November. The omicron variant has directed to more coronavirus infections in the whole nation. All passengers from Morocco were suspended, and the ban will remain until Jan 31.

The suspension of flights hurt thousands of people, and people also protested in the capital Rabat on Jan 4 and said that the company suspended the flights because of bankruptcy.

According to the sources, in Morocco, COVID-19 cases are spreading. The country has a 36 million population and currently holds 6000 cases of viruses daily.

The death rate of Morocco is about 10, down from the historic high of more than 100 over the summer.

According to the embassy’s statement, flights will be operated by the national carrier to bring back the citizens and their families who have been stuck there for a long time.

However, all travellers coming from Egypt need to show their vaccination certificate and a negative report of their PCR test, take not more than older than three days before arrival.

They also need to go through a rapid antigen test with a QR code no more than 24 hours before arrival, they added.

Travellers who are not the residents here need to register on the MoPH (Ministry of Public Health) online to get the pass.

Starting on Jan 10, on arrival PCR test at the Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, they may have made a passing platform or one of the travel agency offices for $30.