20 – 22 December, 2020

A new variant of the coronavirus: Morocco suspends flights with the United Kingdom

The Moroccan government has decided to suspend flights with the United Kingdom from the night of Sunday 20 December 2020, following the evolution of the epidemiological situation in the United Kingdom and the emergence of a new variant of the Coronavirus.

A government press release informs that this decision is part of the urgent measures taken to preserve the health of Moroccans and limit the spread of the pandemic.

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

New Year’s Eve festivities are not allowed in hotels, a curfew will begin at 8 pm.

The public authorities have called on the various hotels in the Kingdom to stop all activities and reception of guests at 8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, with a ban on all musical entertainment during the day. The decision led to a wave of cancellations of reservations for a sector already hard hit by the crisis following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lahcen Zalmat, president of the National Federation of Hotel Industries of Morocco (FNIH), confirmed to Hespress that “the authorities had already contacted the hotels on this subject. “Following our meeting with the Wali, we inform you that nationwide all festivities are prohibited and that a curfew will be observed on the night of 31 December to 1 January 2021 from 20:00 to 6:00 am. In addition, and because of the curfew, the staff on duty that night will not be able to leave the establishment until 6 a.m.,” already indicated in this sense the president of the Regional Association of the Hotel Industry (ARIH) in Marrakech-Safi, Salah Eddine Naciri, in a message sent to his colleagues a few days ago.

This announcement comes in reinforcement of the announcements of 15-day extensions of the anti-COVID-19 measures by the local authorities in Agadir and Taroudant  due to “the increase of cases of contamination during the last weeks”.

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