The move follows an increase in the number of positive COVID-19 tests among travelers coming from Morocco and arriving in Canada in the past month.
Flights that will already be en route to Canada when the suspension takes effect on August 29 will still be permitted to land in Canada.
This suspension of flights also concerns passengers from Morocco who go to Canada by an indirect route, from a third country. They will have to pass a valid COVID-19 test before their departure for Canada, and which will be carried out in a country other than Morocco. This measure will also come into force on August 29.
The suspension of flights does not include freight transport, medical transfers or military flights.
Transport Canada recommends that Canadians avoid non-essential international travel. The risk of contracting COVID-19 or being exposed to a variant is of concern to public health.
These measures may change, depending on the evolution of the pandemic in Canada and abroad.
In Morocco, there were 6,863 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, with an average of 6,626 new infections over the past 7 days. A total of 38.7% of the Moroccan population was fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of August 27, 2021.