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Moroccans stranded abroad: A new group of 633 people returns to Morocco

Written by FDM

The repatriation operation of Moroccans stranded abroad following the closure of the borders caused by the Covid-19 pandemic is continuing. A new group of 633 people arrived on Saturday June 27 at Marrakech-Menara International Airport.

Four Royal Air Maroc (RAM) planes from France and Germany landed at Marrakech-Menara International Airport. Onboard each aircraft, between 157 and 159 passengers, Moroccans stranded abroad for the 4 months-lockdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

These new arrivals, including babies, bring the number of citizens repatriated to Morocco to 1,550. The operation was held in strict compliance with preventive measures and the current health protocol (wearing a mask, respect for physical distance, disinfection of hands and luggage, etc.).

As a reminder, these operations, which follow the speech of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Residing Abroad, Mr. Nasser Bourita, before the House of Councilors announcing the start of repatriation, take place in line with the overall strategy implemented in Morocco in accordance with the High Directions of King Mohammed VI. Also, between June 21 and 27, nearly 30 flights were scheduled for the repatriation of 4,644 Moroccans stranded in 17 countries.
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