Canada extends flight ban on Morocco

Shelby Thevenot
Published: September 27, 2021

Canada has extended the ban on direct flights to Morocco until October 29.

Originally, Canada implemented the ban as a 30-day public health measure, which was in effect until September 29.

The government is now extending the flight suspension. Passengers travelling to Canada from Morocco will need to take an indirect route, and get tested for COVID-19 from a third country before they will be allowed to fly directly to Canada.

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What to know before travelling to Canada during the pandemic

All travellers coming to Canada need to use the ArriveCAN mobile or web application to submit their personal and travel information. When they arrive at the border, they may not have any symptoms of the virus, and provide a negative COVID-19 test. If they want to be exempt from quarantine, or travel to Canada for a non-essential reason, they will need to show that they are fully vaccinated with a Canada-approved vaccine such as: Astra Zeneca, Pfizer, Moderna, or Janssen (Johnston & Johnson).

Canada opened its border to fully vaccinated tourists from all countries on September 7. In order to qualify for the exemption from quarantine, travellers need to provide border officers with a negative COVID-19 test, and proof of vaccination of a vaccine that has been approved in Canada. Travellers also need to arrive at the border with a 14-day quarantine plan.

Regardless of country of origin, new arrivals will need to show a negative pre-arrival COVID-19 molecular test result, even if they are fully vaccinated. Travellers may also be selected at random to conduct a COVID-19 test upon arrival.

Those who are not considered fully vaccinated will only be allowed to travel to Canada for essential reasons, such as work, family reunification, school, compassionate reasons, or immigration. Canadian citizens and permanent residents, as well as their families, who are not fully vaccinated will still be allowed to enter, however, they may have to quarantine at home.

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