13 – 15 March, 2021

Precautionary measures extended for two-weeks starting 16 March at 21:00

The government has decided to extend the precautionary measures adopted on Tuesday 13 January to combat the new coronavirus (COVID-19) by two weeks, starting at 9pm on Tuesday 16 March.
A government press release states that this decision is based on the recommendations of the Scientific and Technical Commission concerning the need to maintain the necessary measures to combat the coronavirus.

This extension also comes after the evolution of this pandemic at the global level following the appearance of new variants of the virus, the statement continued, indicating that it is part of the ongoing efforts to contain the spread of the epidemic and limit its negative impact.

As a reminder, these precautionary measures concern

1- The closing of restaurants, cafes, shops and supermarkets at 20:00;

2- Night curfew from 9pm to 6am nationwide, except in exceptional cases;

3- Ban on parties and public or private gatherings.

For more information, please consult (in French) the following link.

Ministry of Health urges people to refrain from visiting walk-in vaccination centres without an appointment

The Ministry of Health called on citizens who could not be vaccinated in time against COVID-19, to avoid going to vaccination centres and wait for a new appointment for this purpose.

The ministry also insisted, in a statement issued on Sunday, on the need to respect sanitary measures, including wearing protective masks, social distancing and frequent hand washing, in order to achieve herd immunity.

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Extension of the ban on several international flights

The Moroccan authorities have extended until 10 April the suspension of international flights to and from certain countries. The lifting of this measure, scheduled for 21 March, has been postponed for Belgium, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Turkey, but also for Poland, Norway, Finland, Greece, Lebanon and Kuwait.

An announcement by the airline Air Arabia confirmed this, through the extension of the suspension of the company’s flights. For its part, the Belgian embassy in Rabat also confirmed the measure, according to RTBF.

“The 10 April corresponds to the theoretical date of the end of the state of health emergency in force since March 2020. This provides for a night-time curfew until mid-March,” the representation said.

For more information, please consult (in French) the following link.