The Repatriation of Moroccans Stranded in France Continues

Moroccan nationals stranded in France due to the state of health emergency imposed following the spread of Covid-19, were repatriated on Friday with Royal Air Maroc flights which departed from the cities of Paris and Marseille, destined to Marrakech.

Accordingly, three flights of the RAM took off on Friday. Two from Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG-Paris), and one from Marseille, with 150 passengers each on board.

These flights, which benefit citizens with short-term visas in vulnerable situations, especially the sick people, those who have undergone surgery, and the elderly, will all be landing in the city of Marrakech.

These repatriation operations, organized by the Embassy and Consulates General of Morocco in France in cooperation with the French authorities, were in full accordance with the precautionary measures and health protocol in force.

The Consul General of Morocco in Marseille, Younes Dirhoussi said that this Friday’s repatriation flight is a joint flight between the consulates of Marseille and Montpellier. It benefited 150 people, 75 for each consulate, mostly elderly or sick people and couples with young children.

This operation is a follow-up to another similar one that took place on June 22nd, which was also a joint repatriation flight between the consulates of Marseille and Montpellier. The Moroccan ambassador was pleased to report that the operation was carried out smoothly and in coordination with the French authorities.

Moreover, there are other repatriation flights scheduled for Saturday, two from Paris and another from Bordeaux with the same number of passengers on board.

The first phase of the operation to repatriate Moroccans stranded in France began on 22 June with the repatriation of hundreds of people from several French cities, including Paris, Marseille and Lyon.

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