Canada extends suspension of flights from Morocco

Par ediallo - 27 September, 2021 - 07:33

Surprise. Canadian authorities have decided to extend until October 29 the suspension of direct commercial and private passenger flights from Morocco, in effect since August 29.

"During this period, passengers travelling to Canada from Morocco via an indirect route will be required to obtain a negative molecular test for Covid-19 in a third country before continuing their journey to Canada," said a Canadian government note posted on its website.

Passengers traveling to Canada from Morocco via an indirect route will be required to obtain a negative molecular test for Covid-19 in a third country before continuing their journey to Canada, the government memo states.

Travelers wishing to land in Canada who have already tested positive for Covid-19 will be required to provide proof of a positive molecular test for Covid-19. This test must have been performed 14 to 180 days prior to departure, rather than a negative Covid-19 molecular test.

In addition, Transport Canada requires that this proof be obtained in a third country prior to further travel to Canada. Travellers should plan to enter a third country and stay there for a minimum of 14 days quarantine.

Transport Canada still recommends avoiding non-essential travel outside the country until further notice. The agency reminds Canadians that if they must travel, they should check the risk levels associated with Covid-19 at their destination and plan accordingly.

As a reminder, Canada had initially decided to suspend direct flights from Morocco for one month due to the resurgence of the Convid-19 pandemic and the discovery of false PCR test certificates.

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