The cabinet will again impose an entry ban for travelers from Morocco from Thursday due to the increased number of corona infections in that country. Minister Ferd Grapperhaus (Justice and Security) announced this in a letter to the Lower House on Tuesday.
The measure means that travelers from Morocco, who travel non-essential, are not allowed to enter the Netherlands. The entry ban will take effect on Thursday at midnight.
Grapperhaus made the decision on the basis of a risk assessment provided by, among others, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and the WHO health organization. The number of infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the past two weeks was looked at. That number must be lower than the European average of 15 June.
An analysis was also made of the number of corona tests and source and contact investigations and the measures that Morocco has taken to combat the virus.
Earlier during this corona pandemic, there was also an entry ban for travelers from Morocco. That ban was lifted on July 1.