Etihad resumes flights to Morocco as the country welcomes travellers

The Abu Dhabi airline will fly to Casablanca from September 19 and to Rabat by October 28

Etihad will resume flights to Morocco as the country welcomes tourists. Unsplash
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Etihad is resuming flights to Morocco as the country reopens to international travellers.

The national airline of the UAE will resume passenger flights from Abu Dhabi to Casablanca in Morocco from September 19.

The airline will initially operate three flights per week from Abu Dhabi to Casablanca. From October 28, the airline will also fly twice per week to Rabat.

The addition of Casablanca and Rabat means that Etihad is now flying to 58 destinations worldwide.

Free Covid-19 cover for travellers

Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

All travellers flying with Etihad will be automatically given Covid-19 protection to cover expenses if they contract the virus when overseas.

Emirates is also set to resume flights to Casablanca in September.

The Dubai airline will restart flights to the Moroccan city from September 18, as part of its restored network.

Morocco reopens to international tourists

Morocco is opening to travellers with confirmed hotel bookings from visa-exempt countries. Unsplash

Morocco has reopened to international travellers.

The Moroccan Airports Authority said foreigners who are exempt from obtaining a visa to enter the kingdom can once again travel to Morocco with either an invitation from a Moroccan company or a confirmed reservation at a hotel in the country.

More than 60 nationalities do not need a visa to travel to the kingdom, including tourists from the UAE, US and the UK.

Royal Air Maroc, the country's national airline, confirmed this in a recent tweet.

All travellers planning to fly to Morocco must have valid negative Covid-19 test results issued no more than 48 hours before their flight.

The country has recorded more than 84,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus as of September 13.