Covid-19: Morocco tightens restrictions on travelers from 84 countries, including Portugal | Coronavirus
The Moroccan Government has tightened restrictions imposed on travelers from 84 countries, including Portugal, due to the increase in covid-19 cases in Europe, was announced this Saturday.
According to Covid’s Interministerial Monitoring Committee, in a statement quoted by the EFE agency, passengers from 84 countries are required to present a vaccination certificate and a negative PCR test, and upon arrival in Morocco it will form a double control with thermal chambers and thermometers electronics, in addition to making testicles of antigen.
Travelers who present positive results do not enter Morocco and need to immediately embark on a return trip to their place of origin, which will be paid for by the airline or maritime company in which they traveled.
“Any passenger who confirms their arrival in Morocco will not be able to access the national territory and must immediately return to the country of origin”, reads the statement, which clarifies that passengers with permanent residence in Morocco will not be ‘returned’.
According to Covid’s Interministerial Monitoring Committee, there will be medical teams in all ports and airports across the country.
These measures were protected for “preserved as important achievements of Morocco in the fight against covid-19”.
Moroccan authorities have established a so-called B list – which is constantly being updated – and which includes a total of 84 countries at high risk of contamination with the virus. A list includes Asian, African, Latin American and European countries such as France, Spain or Portugal.
More than 22.38 million Moroccans have been fully vaccinated and the local Ministry of Health has recently approved the mandatory requirement of a third dose for the entire population. The spread of the virus remains very low in recent days, with an incidence of 0.4 cases per 100,000 inhabitants recorded in the last 24 hours.