Flights organized for Dutch tourists stranded in Morocco

A Transavia aircraft in 2007VeyyWikimedia Commons

Airline Transavia received permission to organize a number of extra flights to pick up Dutch people stranded in Morocco, the Dutch embassy in Rabat said. Morocco canceled all flights due to the coronavirus Covid-19, leaving many people stranded, AD reports.

On Sunday afternoon, Transavia reported that at least one flight will bring passengers from Marrakech to Amsterdam on Monday. "We are preparing even more extra flights. As soon as these become available, they can also be booked directly via our website," the airline said to the newspaper. 

Dutch tourists stranded by Covid-19 restrictions complain about the lack of information, according to the Telegraaf. Wiebe and Liesbeth van der Spoel were set to board a ferry from Tangier back home on Sunday, after touring Morocco in their camper for 3 months. "But that did not happen. The port turned out to be hermetically sealed. There is no ferries for the time being. But when again? No idea", Liesbeth said to the newspaper. "Our visas expire on Monday. How that can be solved is a mystery to us."

They're struggling to get information about what is happening, saying that the information on the Foreign Affairs website is sometimes incomplete or incorrect, according to the newspaper. 

Thousands of Dutch people are stranded all over the world due to restrictions triggered by Covid-19, the Telegraaf wrote.