Tourism revenue, key to Morocco’s foreign exchange reserves, fell by 60% to 24.3 billion dirhams, tourism minister Nadia Fettah Alaoui told lawmakers.
The high summer season, in particular, was marked by a 98% drop in foreign tourists and 56% in residents.
The minister said 35% of tourism workers lost their jobs as the turnover of 400 tourism companies surveyed fell by 80%.
Morocco has kept its airspace closed with the exception of some exceptional flights. Tourists are allowed from exceptional destinations as long as they have a hotel reservation.
On November 4, Morocco recorded a daily record of 5,745 new cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 235,310. A record number of deaths were also recorded on the same day, 82.