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Morocco to start the repatriation of Moroccans stranded in Canada and the US

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The kingdom launched on Thursday the first operation to repatriate a group of Moroccans stranded in North America. The trip will be operated by a Royal Air Maroc flight, a well-informed source told Yabiladi.

The plane will leave the Casablanca airport at around 7 am (GMT + 1) and will arrive at the Montreal International Airport on July 2 at around 2:20 pm local time. It will then leave Canada and head to the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York where it will land at around 6:25 pm (ET) before returning to Morocco.

Flight AT3043 must therefore land in Marrakech on July 3 at around 3:35 am. Returnees will be screened for Covid-19 and quarantined in hotels in the city.

«This flight thus marks the beginning of the repatriation operation of Moroccans stranded in the Americas», the same source said.

Morocco is expected to continue repatriating its nationals stranded in certain European capitals. Our source said that a second operation will be launched from Turkey. «10 flights will start the repatriation operation from Istanbul starting from Tuesday until July 5», the same source added, noting that around 1,500 Moroccans will be repatriated.

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