More than 700 Moroccans Stranded Abroad Returned to the Kingdom

Following the closure of air, land and sea borders as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic, an estimated number of 750 Moroccans stranded abroad returned to the Kingdom on Monday, via Agadir-Al Massira airport as part of an operation taken over by the Moroccan authorities.

In particular, this operation has helped people suffering from chronic diseases, tourists in vulnerable situations, in addition to children and infants.

Accordingly, 5 planes of Royal Air Maroc (RAM), including 2 from Paris, and 3 from Tunis, Lyon and Amsterdam, landed at Agadir Al Massira International Airport, each with between 150 and 151 passengers on board.

As soon as the passengers arrived at the airport, the airport took all the necessary measures to simplify customs formalities and to allow the beneficiaries of this operation to retrieve their luggage in a smooth and orderly manner, while fully respecting the preventive measures and the health protocol currently applied.

All of passengers have been put on buses and taken to hotels in Agadir, where they have undergone screening tests for the new Coronavirus (Covid-19) and will be confined in accordance with the health procedures in force and in the best possible conditions.

Meanwhile, hundreds of Moroccans stranded abroad have returned to Morocco on several flights from Algeria, the Spanish region of Andalusia, Madrid, Barcelona and the Canary Islands, as well as Istanbul. These repatriation operations will continue and should soon involve other regions and countries.

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