Royal Air Maroc (RAM), the Moroccan national airline, announced that it was delaying the launch of its direct flights between Casablanca and Tel Aviv.
Last month, the Moroccan company announced that it would launch the first flights to the Hebrew state from December 12, two days after the first anniversary of Morocco’s resumption of relations with Israel.
The company had specified that it would offer three flights to five per week, but with the appearance of the Omicron variant, Morocco and Israel have decided to close their borders to foreigners.
Royal Air Maroc has assured that flights will be postponed to a later date.
Moroccan authorities decided last Sunday to suspend all direct passenger flights to the country for two weeks.
“This decision comes due to the rapid spread of the new variant of the Covid-19 virus, Omicron, particularly in Europe and Africa, and in order to preserve the gains made by Morocco in the fight against the pandemic and protect the health of citizens,” said the interministerial committee in a press release.