COVID-19: US health authorities list Morocco in low-risk countries; display full map of Kingdom

The United States’ Centers for Disease Control  (CDC) has just updated its recommendations to American citizens concerning international travels and the COVID-19 contamination risks worldwide, listing Morocco among low-risk countries.

In its new recommendations, the federal agency listed Morocco among the countries where contamination risks are low and displayed the undivided map of the Kingdom, including its Saharan provinces, as per the Presidential Proclamation of December 10, 2020, recognizing Morocco’s sovereignty over its Sahara.

The Kingdom is thus classified in a list of 55 countries and territories with low contamination risk, such as Australia, China, Senegal, and Israel.

Regarding the precautions to be taken by American nationals wishing to travel to Morocco, CDC merely advises that travelers must ensure that they are fully vaccinated, with no other particular restriction. “Travelers should follow the recommendations of the Moroccan authorities, including wearing a mask and respecting distancing measures,” the federal agency simply specified.

On the contrary, regarding neighboring Algeria, CDC categorically advises against travelling to this country. “Avoid travel to Algeria”, warns the CDC on its website.

“Because the current situation in Algeria is unknown, even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19 variants,” the agency, which lists Algeria in the grey zone, warns.

The grey zone includes countries whose data and communication on the pandemic are not transparent.

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