British holidaymakers are still welcome in Morocco even though direct flights from the UK have been banned, says the tourist board’s UK Director Jamal Kilito.
Morocco suddenly suspended flights from the UK, and also Germany and the Netherlands, on 21 October, due to rising COVID cases in all three countries.
“We need the rates of infection in the UK to go down before flights from here can resume,” said Mr Kilito, but he added: “We are not in a situation of a travel ban. Anyone who is fully vaccinated and has a negative PCR test can travel to Morocco via other European airports.”
Morocco has a delegation at World Travel Market this week, where exhibitors said they were encouraging British holidaymakers to travel via Europe.
Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, an hour outside Casablanca, said it had received ‘quite a few’ British guests since the ban on direct UK flights.
The resort is 80% dependent on the UK market, and Mr Kilito said there was no reason why Brits shouldn’t still travel to Morocco to stay in Mazagan and other resorts.
“As long as they fulfil the entry criteria, they won’t have any problems,” he said. “We hope those who love Morocco will continue to come.”
Fully vaccinated Brits can enter Morocco quarantine-free with a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before their flight. Children under 11 are exempt from testing.