By Cindy Basha
By Cindy Basha
Rabat – Tobias Ellwod, the British Secretary of State in charge of the MENA region said on Wednesday in Rabat that his country has not issued any flight restrictions to Morocco.
A meeting between British and Moroccan officials on Wednesday in Rabat made tourism for Britons to Morocco even safer. Morocco’s Minister Delegate of the Interior, Cherki Drais, assured Tobias Ellwod that his country takes the safety of tourists very seriously.
Both countries were eager to address safety issues that threaten Morocco’s tourist industry. One of the most rampant misconceptions was Britain’s alleged travel ban to Morocco, as well as the country being designated a “no fly zone”.
Ellwood advised the media that these rumours were absolutely false.
Drais assured the British government that Morocco’s boarders and airports are safe for Britons to visit. Also, the nation’s airspace meets international safety standards for travel.
Diplomatic meetings like this are vital to Morocco’s tourism industry. Recent violence in this region has hurt the economies of other nations, pushing tourists to refrain from visiting the region.
Countries such as Egypt and Jordan, which normally receive millions of visitors every year are seeing a major decline in the number of arrivals.
For Morocco, visitors are still eager to explore their country. The nation’s efforts to protect tourists, as well as its reputation for being very safe, have made it a viable option for travellers.
This meeting between Great Britain and Morocco may encourage further tourism between both countries.
A recent ranking issued by the British Foreign Office ranked Morocco among the safest countries in the world, alongside European and North American countries.
The FCO ranking describes Morocco as low-risk and the only safe country in the MENA region.
According to the British government website, roughly 500,000 British nationals visit Morocco every year without any issues.
Neither the Canadian nor the American governments have travel bans on going to Morocco.