Coronavirus: Morocco Authorizes Flights for the Return of the French

Morocco, which on Friday suspended air and sea links, especially to France, to prevent the spread of the new Coronavirus, has authorized flights to allow French nationals to return home, the head of French diplomacy announced on Saturday.

“I spoke several times with my counterpart Nasser Bourita yesterday (Friday) and this (Saturday) morning to facilitate the return of our compatriots from Morocco. The first flights were able to leave for France this morning,” French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Twitter.

“The necessary authorizations for the organization of return flights will be given”, he assures, underlining that “our embassy in Morocco and the ministry’s crisis center are fully mobilized to serve our citizens”.

The Moroccan authorities had announced Friday the suspension “until further notice” of air links to France, Algeria, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal and Italy, as well as the maritime traffic of passengers.

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