DiasporaThousands of Canadians and MRE stranded in Morocco

Thousands of Canadians and MRE stranded in Morocco


Following the suspension of direct flights from Morocco to Canada, thousands of Canadians and Moroccans residing in the country of Justin Trudeau find themselves stranded in the kingdom. They are calling on the Canadian authorities for help.

“Based on the most recent public health advisory from the Public Health Agency of Canada,” Transport Canada has decided to suspend its flights with Morocco. As a result, 12,000 Canadians and MREs in Canada are stranded in Morocco. This decision is also explained by cases of PCR test fraud from Morocco intercepted on arrival at Elliot Trudeau airport in Montreal. Nationals and MREs will have to stop over in another country (Turkey, United States or Europe) where they will have to undergo a valid Covid-19 screening test before their departure from a third country (other than Morocco) to continue their travel to Canada, ”said the Canadian Department of Transport in a press release.

A complicated situation for the people concerned, because the place of stopover must be a country allowing the entry or transit of passengers from Morocco, access to screening centers at international airports for transit passengers, etc. . Even if Air Canada which operates flights to Morocco (Casablanca) and Royal Air Maroc (RAM) give their customers the possibility to change their tickets for free, the problem remains.

Desperate, thousands of Canadian nationals and Moroccans residing in Canada call on Canadian Ambassador Nell Steward in Morocco for help. They plead for the designation “of a few trusted Moroccan laboratories to carry out the PCR test” or the installation “of a Canadian laboratory at Mohammed V airport to pass the PCR tests to travelers, a few hours before boarding. the plane, ”reports Hespress.

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