Due to an increase in COVID-19 instances, Morocco has restricted direct flights from Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.
The suspension will begin on October 20, 2021, at 12 a.m., and will last for an undefined amount of time.
The German foreign ministry recommended citizens contact their airline or travel provider as soon as possible to arrange a return to Germany.
While Morocco has not yet banned flights between other European nations, Germany has cautioned that the situation could change.
“It cannot be ruled out that, depending on the evaluation of the European COVID situation by Morocco, that approval for flights for other routes to Europe could soon be revoked, and at short notice,” the German foreign office said.
In compliance with the authorities’ decision, Moroccan flag carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) has suspended all flights to the three nations until further notice.
Morocco’s health authorities announced on October 18, 2021, that the country was moving toward a low level of transmission, with positive COVID-19 cases falling to their lowest level in 16 weeks.
Over the previous several weeks, the number of cases has increased in the United Kingdom, Germany, and the Netherlands.
Morocco has already announced that direct flights to and from Russia would be banned on October 6, 2021.