Moroccans Stranded Abroad: Arrival of 917 People at Marrakech-Menara Airport

Rédigé le 27/06/2020

Marrakech - A total of 917 Moroccans of all ages arrived on Friday at Marrakech-Menara International Airport on six flights, operated as part of the repatriation of these citizens who were stranded overseas following the closure of air, land and sea borders due to the pandemic of the new coronavirus (Covid-19). Six Royal Air Maroc (RAM) planes, with between 147 and 160 people on board each, landed successively at the said airport, coming from Great Britain (one flight), France (three flights), the Netherlands (one flight) and Côte d'Ivoire and Senegal (one flight).

The repatriation operation was carried out in full compliance with the precautionary measures and the health protocol in force, under the supervision of all the services concerned. Upon their arrival, these Moroccans, wearing their protective masks, carried out customs formalities and recovered their luggage in a smooth and orderly manner, while ensuring respect for social distancing and the use of hydroalcoholic gels. Subsequently, these citizens got on buses bound for eight hotels in the city, where they will benefit from Covid-19 screening tests and will be quarantined in accordance with the health protocol in force.

Some 30 flights were scheduled between June 21 and 27 for the repatriation of 4,644 Moroccans stranded in 17 countries, in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.