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EU: Morocco is no longer a safe country to travel

The European Union has removed Morocco in its latest update to the list of safe countries to travel, submitted for review on Friday. The measure will take effect the next day, August 8, leaving just 10 countries among the non-EU states to and from which travel is permitted, the Reuters news agency reports.

Last week, Algeria was also removed from this list, in the face of the latest developments in the epidemiological situation, showing an upsurge in infections from the novel coronavirus pandemic. This Friday, this figure reached 84.4 per 100,000 inhabitants in Morocco, according to the latest daily report from the Ministry of Health.

The safe countries where the pandemic remains under control, according to the EU, are Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and the Uruguay.

China is one of the destinations to which travel is permitted, but this approval will only take effect if the Chinese authorities also allow citizens of European Union countries to enter its territory.

This list is a recommendation. Some member states have a more restrictive or more flexible policy.

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