Most Moroccans stranded in France arrive in Marrakech

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Rabat – Morocco has repatriated 155 Moroccans stranded in France on a special flight on Monday 29 June.

The Moroccans previously blocked are returned to Morocco on board an aircraft operated by Royal Air Maroc. The flight departed from the airport of Paris Orly airport and landed at the airport of Marrakech Menara.

The nationals, returnees have spent over three and a half months in France due to the closure of the moroccan border, on 15 march to avoid a major epidemic of COVID-19.

The consulate of morocco in Paris has made the list of passengers who have received a repatriation on the basis of criteria “humanitarian” and prioritized the persons in situation of vulnerability. The majority of citizens returnees are older or suffer from chronic diseases.

The operation followed a protocol of health strict to avoid potential infections at COVID-19, passengers wearing face masks and now of safety distances relative to each other.

After their arrival, the citizens, returnees have been transported to hotels and tourist resorts of Marrakech where they should undergo a period of quarantine with regular check-ups and health screening tests of the COVID-19.

The theft is the latest in a series of plane journeys that have brought more than 1,000 Moroccans blocked in France. The repatriation of Moroccans stuck in france started on 22 June, with a dozen or so flights operating from Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Bordeaux.

Morocco is currently in the third phase of its strategy for repatriation. During this phase, which began on June 21, repatriation operations are expected to reach their maximum rate, bringing them back every week for 5 000 to 6 000 Moroccans blocked abroad.

Royal Air Maroc currently manages approximately 30 weekly flights for the repatriation since many countries around the world.

Between 21 and 27 June, the flights have brought citizens blocked in 17 countries, including France, Turkey, Serbia, Hungary, Tunisia, Mauritania, the united arab Emirates, Portugal, Switzerland, Poland, the netherlands, Senegal, Belgium, Italy, Austria and Great Britain.

This week, between 28 June and 4 July, the repatriation process should benefit the Moroccans blocked in Germany, Egypt, Turkey and the Gulf countries, among others.



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