Morocco: Road Transportation - Ministry in Charge Urges Compliance With Anti-Covid-19 Measures

Rabat — The Ministry of Equipment, Transport, Logistics and Water urged, on Monday, citizens and professionals to respect the measures taken to fight the spread of Covid-19.

In a press release the day after the decision to ban travel to and from eight cities in the Kingdom, the ministry called on citizens and professionals in the road transport sector (goods transport and public transport of people) to respect the decisions previously taken by the ministry, as well as the decisions by the competent public authorities, notably social distancing, the wearing of masks and the use of disinfectants, in order to preserve the safety of all and fight the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In this context, concerning the road transportation of goods, the ministry recalled that the number of passengers authorized for goods transport vehicles is two people (the driver of the vehicle and an accompanying person).

With regard to the public transport sector (passenger public transport, mixed transport, tourist transport and personnel transport), the ministry urged the continuation of strict compliance with the preventive measures included in the specifications concerning the management of dangers of the spread of this pandemic relating to transport companies and their employees, as well as the specifications relating to bus stations, while encouraging travelers to show cooperation with the various stakeholders in order to comply with these provisions.

Recalling the joint statement by the Ministries of Interior and of Health dated July 26, concerning the ban on travel to and from the cities of Tangier, Tétouan, Fèz, Meknes, Casablanca, Berrechid, Settat and Marrakech, the ministry underlined that travelers who will travel to and from these cities must obtain a special travel authorization issued by the local authorities.

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