COVID-19: Govt. Adopts New Preventive Approach Based on 'Vaccine Pass'
COVID-19: Govt. Adopts New Preventive Approach Based on 'Vaccine Pass'

The government has decided to adopt, starting from next Thursday, a new preventive approach based on the vaccine pass; a document approved by health authorities in accordance with the legal provisions on the state of health emergency management.

This decision comes “as part of strengthening the positive development of the national vaccination campaign, while taking into account the gradual decline in the number of COVID-19 infections due to the measures taken by public authorities,” says a government statement released on Monday.

The new preventive approach is “in accordance with the recommendations provided by the Scientific and Technical Committee,” and shall be adopted “through a series of measures,” the statement points out.

These measures, according to the same source, concern allowing people to travel between Morocco’s prefectures and provinces, through private or public means of transport, on the exclusive condition of presenting the vaccine pass.

In addition, these measures concern the adoption of the vaccine pass as a document for traveling abroad and the cancellation of the travel authorization issued by local authorities, the source adds.

Officials, employees and users of administrations are also required to present their vaccine pass to access public, semi-public and private administrations, the same source specifies, indicating that the pass is also required to access hotels and tourist establishments, restaurants, caf├ęs, closed spaces, shops, gyms and hammams.

Officials in the public and private sectors must ensure the correct implementation of all these measures, under their direct legal responsibility, the statement continues.

The government recalls that the other preventive measures that have already been introduced remain in force, calling anyone who has not yet been vaccinated to receive two vaccine shots as soon as possible, and those who have been fully vaccinated more than six months ago to get their third injection to strengthen their immunity.

In this respect, citizens who have received the two doses of their vaccine should download the vaccine pass on the national vaccination campaign’s website; “www.liqahcorona.ma”, the statement says, adding that the pass can also be requested in administrative annexes in case of download failure.