Morocco Suspending UK, Germany, Netherlands Flights Due to COVID Spikes

Morocco has suspended flights going to and coming from Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom, starting October 20 due to the threat of a new COVID surge.

On Monday, Morocco’s Health Ministry said that there is a need to avoid “possible a relapse of serious and critical cases and COVID-19-related deaths, which have occurred in several European countries.”

“[Translated in English] According to the decision of the competent authorities, and due to the development of the epidemiological situation, flights to/from Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom have been suspended, starting today, October 20, at 11:59 pm,” said in a tweet.

Meanwhile, Royal Air Maroc said that passengers would be allowed to change flights to and from Germany, Netherlands, and United Kingdom for free and without extra fees until December 15, 2021.

Over the last two weeks, the number of COVID-19 cases in the Netherlands and Germany has increased.

This week, the United Kingdom saw nearly 50,000 new infections in a single day.

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