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Morocco will soon receive 200,000 Israeli tourists

Morocco is expected to receive 200,000 Israeli tourists within the upcoming days, starting February 14.

This move came after the Moroccan government decided to reopen air borders starting February 7, after a two-month closure, following the national scientific committee’s recommendation to reopen “as soon as possible.”

El Al Airlines will begin operating direct flights to the Kingdom, starting February 14, with three other airlines companies are preparing themselves to start operating to Morocco.

The Arkia airlines company is also preparing to operate direct flights between Tel Aviv and Casablanca twice a week, starting April, and then it will double its flights to 4 a week, while the Israir airlines company decided to start operating flights on March 28.

Morocco and Israel will resume direct flights, which were temporarily suspended due to the outbreak of the Omicron variant, forcing several countries to suspend flights, in an effort to curb the spread of the virus.

Previously, the first commercial flight of Royal Air Maroc (RAM) linking Casablanca and Tel Aviv, initially scheduled for December 12, has been postponed to a later date, due to pandemic-related worries.

Additionally, Morocco’s flagship carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) and the Israeli airline El Al signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in October, said RAM in a press release.

This air agreement was signed in January 2021, authorizing Moroccan and Israeli airlines to serve both sides. The agreement is part of the US-brokered Abraham accords in December 2020.

During the November meeting of the Foreign Relations and Defense Committee in Knesset, Israeli politician Meir Masri announced that a joint Moroccan-Israeli initiative to remove visa requirements would be discussed.

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