Canada Bans Flights From Morocco Until September 29 Due to COVID-19

A new Morocco flight ban by Canada has been issued as travellers from the country keep testing positive for COVID-19.

Transport Canada announced that all direct commercial and private passenger flights to Canada from Morocco are banned from August 29, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. ET until midnight on September 29, 2021.

The restrictions are based on advice from the Public Health Agency of Canada after an increase in positive test results from passengers arriving in Canada from Morocco was observed over the past month, Transport Canada said.

Along with the direct flight ban, travellers who depart from Morocco and fly to Canada through an indirect route will be required to get a valid COVID-19 pre-departure test from a third country — other than Morocco — before they can come to Canada. This third-country testing rule also comes into effect on August 29, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. ET.

Canada is planning to let in fully vaccinated international travellers for non-essential reasons starting on September 7, 2021, which is before the ban on flights from Morocco is set to end.

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With the new rules for travel COVID-19 tests in Canada, the federal government has revealed that it could take days for the results of arrival tests to come in.

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