Canada to restrict all flights from Morocco for 30 days with effect from tomorrow

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The Government of Canada announced Saturday that it will restrict all commercial and passenger flights from Morocco for a period of 30 days, with effect from tomorrow. (Photo – Royal Air Maroc)

“Based on the latest public health advice from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Transport Canada is issuing a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) restricting all direct commercial and private passenger flights to Canada from Morocco from August 29, 2021, at 00:01 EDT until September 29, 2021, at 00:00 EDT,” the Transport Canada said in a statement.

The statement further added that all direct commercial and private passenger flights to Canada from Morocco are subject to the NOTAM.

Furthermore, the Transport Canada said cargo-only operations, medical transfers or military flights are not included.

To ensure aviation safety and to reduce operational interruptions, flights from Morocco that are already in transit at the time of the publication of the NOTAM will be allowed to proceed to Canada,” the Transport Canada said, adding that as an interim measure, until the NOTAM comes into effect, all travellers arriving on those flights will be required to take a test on arrival to Canada.

The Transport Canada also added that Canadians are advised to avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada, insisting that international travel increases the risk of exposure to, and the spread of, COVID-19 and its variants.

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