Every year, Morocco adopts Daylight Saving Time for the summer and returns to standard time for the winter on the last Sunday in October.
When Ramadan falls in the summer, Morocco makes another switch back to standard time during DST.
The clock change comes at a time when the EU has decided to stop switching between DST and standard time.
The Commission suggested EU member states stop changing the clocks because of health issues that follow the change of time and the difficulties managing schedules in the transportation sector.
In Morocco, a number of activists submitted a petition in 2017 for the discontinuation of Daylight Saving Time. However, the request has not been answered.
Mohammed Benabdelkader, the minister of civil service, told Moroccan news outlet Le360 that potential decisions on DST would have to wait for the results of an on-going study on the impact of changing time on Moroccans’ health.
The minister also specified that the EU decision will not necessarily influence Morocco.
Moroccans expect to turn the clocks forward one hour for Daylight Saving Time (GMT+1) on March 31, 2019.