The summer period promises to be “favorable” for the tourism sector, following Morocco’s decision to gradually reopen its air borders, starting June 15, 2021, said the financial studies and forecasts department (DEPF) under the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Administration Reform.

This situation takes into account the evolution of the epidemiological situation at the national level and at the level of the countries of origin, with special measures for Moroccans living abroad to facilitate their access to the Kingdom, said the DEPF in its recent note.

On the maritime side, the “Marhaba 2021” operation started on June 15 and will take place at the same transit points as last year under the set health conditions to access the national territory, the same source said, adding that according to the Moroccan National Tourism Office (ONMT), 42 airlines including 4 new ones will resume their activities in Morocco following the resumption of flights to serve 43 countries. Between June 15 and September 30, 3.5 million air seats will be made available to travelers, that is nearly three quarters of the capacity offered during the same period of 2019.