Burkina Faso is not among the international destinations included in Morocco’s special flight program, prompting the Moroccan embassy to intervene to assist nationals looking to return home.
Rabat – Morocco’s Embassy in Burkina Faso announced Saturday that its staff is supervising and supporting all of the phases related to the return of Moroccans to their motherland.
In a brief statement on July 25, the embassy expressed its thanks to Burkinabe authorities and all partners who contributed to the success of special operations to help Moroccans return home.
Morocco’s embassy in Burkina Faso did not provide further details on the number of Moroccans involved in the special operations or what exactly these operations entail.
An estimated 33,000 Moroccans were stuck abroad beginning in March due to Morocco’s closed borders and COVID-19 lockdown.
25 يوليوز 2020
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In mid-May, Morocco started a repatriation process to bring Moroccans back home. The country also re-opened borders for Moroccans, foreign residents, and their family members on July 15.
Moroccans stuck abroad or Moroccans living abroad can travel to Morocco on special flights and ferry trips now operating after the reopening of borders.
Morocco’s flag carrier, Royal Air Maroc (RAM), and Air Arabia Maroc launched a special flight program to assist Moroccans wishing to return home.
RAM now operates flights to several international destinations, including cities in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Egypt, the UAE, Mauritania, Senegal, Canada, US, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Tunisia, and Algeria, among others.
Air Arabia Maroc also operates flights to several overlapping destinations, including Turkey, Germany, Spain, and France.
Burkina Faso is not among the international destinations included in either airline’s special flight program, prompting Morocco’s embassy to intervene to assist nationals looking to return home.