France demands vaccine from travelers from Morocco

It is not only the Ministry of Health that is worried about the evolution of the health situation in the country. Outside, more and more countries are looking towards Morocco with suspicion. As evidenced by France and the United States. In France, Morocco is now part of the list of so-called “red” countries. Clearly, this decision published in the Official Journal of the French Republic yesterday means that from the point of view of France, Morocco is a country where the active circulation of the virus is observed with the presence of worrying variants. Such a decision implies a change in the conditions of access to French territory, but not for immunized people. In concrete terms, vaccinated travelers will be exempt from it, provided they present proof of vaccination, in accordance with one of the vaccines recognized in France (Pfizer / Comirnaty, Moderna, AstraZeneca / Vaxzevria / Covishield, Janssen). For the Janssen vaccination schedule to be complete, the French authorities have defined a period of 28 days after the administration of a dose of the Janssen vaccine, and 7 days after the other vaccines recognized by Matignon. On the other hand, when it comes to unvaccinated people, the situation becomes more complicated. From now on, travelers from Morocco, unvaccinated, will have to justify a compelling reason, present a negative test and observe a 10-day isolation on their arrival in France. The declaration of a compelling reason should be supported by a supporting document and the negative PCR or antigen test should be less than 48 hours old. On the other side of the Atlantic, the United States has also increased its level of vigilance towards Morocco. Indeed, the American Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), asks American nationals to make sure “to be fully vaccinated before going to Morocco.” And to recall that “ unvaccinated travelers must avoid all non-essential travel to Morocco, a country where the spread of the epidemic is worrying, despite an increasingly high vaccination rate. Indeed, according to the epidemiological report on Wednesday, out of the 46,396 tests carried out, 9,703 new cases were reported. That is to say a positivity rate of 20.91%. 103 deaths were recorded and the number of patients in intensive care reached 2,295, including 77 under invasive intubation. The occupancy rate of intensive care beds fell to 48.4%. As for the vaccination campaign, it is continuing at a fairly high pace. 582,260 doses were administered in 24 hours, from Tuesday to Wednesday, including 220,800 first doses and 361,460 second doses. A total of 16,961,675 people received the first dose and 12,341,745 people received the second dose. THIS