The Moroccan government has decided to extend the sanitary emergency, which started on March 20, last year, until March 10, 2021 until April 10. This is the 12th extension.
In addition, Morocco is currently closing restaurants, cafes, shops and supermarkets after 20:00, prohibiting going out from 21:00 to 6:00 am the next day, and taking measures against the new coronavirus.
Aircraft and passengers have been banned from the following countries since the first case of a British variant infection was confirmed in Morocco on January 18. (As of March 2)
・ Countries where entry is prohibited UK, Denmark, South Africa, Australia, Brazil, Ireland, New Zealand Austria, Czech Republic, Portugal, Sweden, Ukraine, Turkey, Switzerland, Germany,
Netherlands, Belgium, Italy
From September 6, 2020, foreign business visitors with invitations from Moroccan companies and foreign tourists from visa-exempt countries booking hotels will be issued a PCR 72 hours before departure time. You can enter Morocco by submitting a negative test certificate.
January and February are the coldest months of the year in Morocco, but the temperature has risen sharply since late January this year, and here in Ouarzazate, the days reminiscent of spring weather continue. ..
There, almond flowers, which are very similar to Japanese cherry blossoms, began to bloom, so I went to the World Heritage Site Ait Ben Haddou for cherry blossom viewing.
Ait Ben Haddou is usually very crowded with foreign tourists as the almonds bloom, but no foreign tourists were seen at all. Most of the souvenir shops were closed, and several cafes and restaurants were open, but there were few customers. It was quiet and a little lonely.
There are few new infections in Ouarzazate.
Currently, regulatory measures such as obligatory wearing masks, prohibition of public and private meetings and celebrations are being taken.
The streets of Ouarzazate look normal and calm during the day.
However, at night, measures against the new coronavirus are being strengthened as follows.
・ Closed restaurants, cafes, shops, and supermarkets after 20:00 ・ No going out from 21:00 to 6:00 the next morning