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Morocco suspends flights to UK, Germany, Netherlands 

Boeing 737 NG/Max of Morocco company Royal Air Maroc [PASCAL PAVANI/AFP via Getty Images]
Boeing 737 NG/Max of Morocco company Royal Air Maroc [PASCAL PAVANI/AFP via Getty Images]

Moroccan authorities will suspend direct flights with Britain, Germany, and the Netherlands over COVID-19 concerns starting tomorrow, Reuters reported flag carrier RAM announcing today.

Morocco recently announced that it would impose a mandatory vaccine pass for access to public places and inter-city travel after it inoculated most of its adult population.

So far, Morocco has administered two COVID-19 vaccine doses to 21 million people in a population of 36 million, and has launched a third dose programme.

In the UK, daily covid cases have been above 40,000 for seven days in a row, with 43,738 new infections reported yesterday, and the number of patients in hospital rose by 10 per cent in a week to 7,749 on Monday. Another 223 deaths were recorded, the largest number since March.

Last week the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), which is the EU's official public health agency, revealed that the COVID-19 situation has worsened in Germany, Finland, and Ireland, which makes them amongst the most unsafe countries in the block to travel to.

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