Morocco suspends air traffic with Cameroon, Argentina and 4 other countries
Not a week goes by without Moroccan airspace shrinking visibly. In its last update of March 17, the Kingdom of the Kingdom of Morocco decided to suspend flights to and from 3 countries in Africa, 2 countries in Europe and 1 country in America.
The ban, in effect for an initial period of 3 weeks, affects Cameroon, Mozambique, Botswana, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegone and Argentina. This restrictive measure follows the resurgence in the kingdom of cases of contamination with new variants of Covid-19.
It also brings to 32 the number of countries to which Morocco has closed its borders since mid-December. The list, which continues to grow, now includes Poland, Norway, Finland, Greece, Lebanon, Kuwait, Egypt, Algeria, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, South Africa, Denmark, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Austria, Portugal, Sweden, Czech Republic and Ukraine, or Brazil.
With these upstream measures, the Cherifian kingdom thus hopes to contain the spread of Covid-19. As of March 17, the country had more than 490,000 cases of contamination, including nearly 477,000 recoveries and 8,737 deaths.
At the same time, the country launched a large Covid-19 vaccination campaign last month. This primarily targets people working on the front line (health personnel, public authorities, security forces, teachers, etc.), as well as the elderly, then those vulnerable to the virus, before being extended to the whole population. In total, the country hopes to vaccinate 80% of Moroccans over 18 (out of a population of 36 million people).