For failing to present a vaccination certificate or a negative PCR test as required for all incoming/outgoing travelers, Royal Air Maroc staff operating at Hassan I airport in Laayoune refused Thursday to authorize the Polisario agent Aminatou Haidar to board a plane bound for Casablanca and Madrid.
The preventive travel anti-covid regulations in force in Morocco to contain the spread of the virus apply to all Moroccan citizens and all passengers without any exception.
To board a plane to Spain, all passengers are required to provide a valid vaccination card or a negative PCR test, as stipulated by Spanish aviation regulations.
In addition, the health guidelines set by the Spanish authorities only allow access to their territory to foreigners with a vaccination certificate or a negative PCR test.
The Moroccan authorities have never prevented a separatist from going abroad. However, Aminatou Haidar distorts the facts to deceive public opinion. She cannot defend the indefensible and her flagrant violation of international travel regulations.