Following the joint press release of the Ministries of Interior, Health, Industry, Trade, Green and Digital Economy, which permits a reduction of health restrictions, the Ministry of Tourism, Handicrafts, Air Transport and Social Economy announced, on Sunday, in a press release, the resumption of domestic flights in the Kingdom as from Thursday June 25, 2020.
The national airlines as well as the National Office of Airports have put in place a series of hygiene measures in line with international standards, such as strict and regular cleaning and disinfection, and systematic temperature controls, so as to guarantee the safety of passengers, staff, as well as of all the users of air transport.
The Ministry stated that the use of face masks is subject to the same restrictions as for other modes of transport, i.e. the requirement to have a professional permit (mission order) or an exceptional permit issued by the local authorities for reasons of necessity.
The same source stated that several lines will restart on 25 June, such as Casablanca-Dakhla, Casablanca-Laayoune, Casablanca-Oujda, Casablanca-Agadir, Fez-Marrakesh, Agadir-Tangiers and Marrakesh-Dakhla, adding that all information on scheduled flights will be directly available from the national airlines. Royal Air Maroc (RAM) will thus “gradually” take over the Casablanca-Dakhla, Casablanca-Laayoune, Casablanca-Oujda, and Casablanca-Agadir routes. But there will not yet be any flights “from and to the cities of Marrakech and Tangier, which will are still classified as zone 2”, says a well-informed source.