Some 750 Moroccans stranded abroad, following the closure of air, land and maritime borders due to the Covid-19 pandemic, returned to the Kingdom on Monday, in Agadir-Al Massira airport as part of a operation assumed by the Moroccan authorities.
This operation particularly benefited people suffering from chronic illnesses, tourists in precarious situations, in addition to children and infants.
Thus, 5 Royal Air Maroc (RAM) planes, including 2 from Paris, and three from Tunis, Lyon and Amsterdam, landed at Agadir Al Massira international airport, with 150 to 151 passengers on board each.
Upon their arrival at the airport, all necessary measures have been taken to facilitate customs formalities and allow the beneficiaries of this operation to recover their luggage in a smooth and orderly manner, in full compliance with preventive measures and the health protocol in force.
These people have boarded buses to hotels in Agadir, where they have been tested for the new coronavirus (Covid-19) and will be confined according to current sanitary procedures and under the best conditions.
On this occasion, the repatriated Moroccans expressed their joy and their relief to return to the motherland as well as their satisfaction with the measures taken at the Agadir-Al Massira airport, expressing their thanks to King Mohammed VI for this noble initiative.
Likewise, they praised the colossal efforts made by the Kingdom to face the pandemic, as well as by the Kingdom’s embassies and consulates in France, Tunisia and the Netherlands.
Remember that all these repatriation operations follow the same health protocol, with virus screening tests on arrival and confinement for nine days as part of the necessary medical follow-up, the aim being to ensure that these people do not not constitute a danger for themselves or their families and those around them.
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 from Istanbul. These repatriation operations will continue and will soon concern other regions and countries.