The Moroccan government has decided to extend the state of health emergency, in effect since mid-March, for one month to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic. At the end of a government council, and provides for confinement again after the religious holiday.

The state of emergency provides a legal framework for the government to take exceptional measures in the face of the pandemic, in particular via decrees (compulsory wearing of masks, respect for distancing, limit on the number of passengers, etc.).

At the beginning of July, several cities had started to relax the restrictive measures taken in mid-March and at the end of June and he accelerated the deconfinement with the reopening of cafes, restaurants, shops as well as the resumption of domestic tourism. The borders remain closed, except for Moroccans stranded around the world and foreign residents in Morocco, allowed to return to the kingdom from July 15. Special flights have been scheduled for Moroccans stranded in the European Union and Moroccans and foreigners who want to return to their country of residence, only the Royal Air Maroc and Air Arabia companies which can schedule their trips under conditions (PCR test and serological test before 48 hours of embarkation and compulsory quarantine in MOROCCO), or travel by sea.

Half a dozen cities remain subject to restrictions due to the episodic appearance of epidemiological outbreaks, mainly in the workplace. Wearing a mask is compulsory everywhere, under penalty of penalties. Nearly 17,742 cases of contamination, including 280 deaths, have been officially detected in this country of 35 million inhabitants.