Morocco is making the use of a vaccination pass mandatory due to the corona pandemic. Moroccan media report will need these from Thursday if they travel between cities or provinces or want to leave abroad.
The government reports that the pass will also be needed to access public locations, such as hotels, shops and restaurants. Moroccans who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus can arrange the vaccination certificate via an official website. If that doesn’t work, they can also go to government offices.
An official statement says that companies and government officials must ensure compliance with the new rules. Moroccans who have not yet had two vaccine doses are urged to be fully vaccinated as soon as possible.
According to figures from the data site Our World in Data, Morocco already has the most effective vaccination campaign in North Africa. More than 56 percent of the population would have been fully vaccinated. That is also well above the international average.
European countries have also introduced such corona passes. In the Netherlands, for example, this must be shown when visiting restaurants and concerts. Italy has the strictest rules in the EU and makes such a corona pass mandatory for all employees, although they can alternatively have themselves tested at their own expense.