After the extension of the state of health emergency in Morocco until September 10, Royal Air Maroc recently decided to renew its special air services until September 10, 2020 as well, a statement said.
These exceptional flights, which have been operating since 15 July, are scheduled in coordination with the Moroccan authorities in order to repatriate Moroccans stranded abroad, in accordance with the conditions imposed by the governments of the various countries.
It should be noted that on the eve of Eid Al Adha, the French authorities have banned Moroccan companies (RAM and Air Arabia) from selling passenger transport from Morocco to France. Since then, Air Arabia has suspended all its flights to and from France. Moreover, Royal Air Maroc is the only company authorized to repatriate Moroccans, with planes taking off from Morocco empty. The company had reached an arrangement with Air France for flights from Morocco to France.
Under this new extension of the state of emergency and its inevitable consequences (non-opening of borders), the regular flights that were initially scheduled are being substituted for special flights. Passengers in possession of tickets on scheduled flights are invited, as stated in a press release of the company, to contact the call center of Royal Air Maroc to inquire about the modalities of change or cancellation of these tickets.
Tickets are available for sale on the company’s website (www.royalairmaroc.com), through Royal Air Maroc’s call centres and commercial agencies, as well as on travel agencies and their distribution network. Passengers travelling on flights from Morocco should make sure they are aware of the health regulations required by the countries of their destination. The AMR also reminds, for this purpose, that travelers to Morocco must have a negative PCR test dating less than 48 hours and a serological test. Children under 11 years of age are exempt from the test.
Finally, the use of masks is required on all flights and only handbags and bags for children and computers are allowed on board as carry-on luggage, the statement concludes.