Ryanair will offer flights from Edinburgh to Marrakesh later this year, the budget airline has announced. 

The flights will operate twice a week from December 18 2021 between Scotland's capital and Marrakesh Menara airport. 

Flights will leave Edinburgh on Saturdays and Wednesdays, at 6am and 3:10pm respectively. 

Meanwhile, flights from Marrakesh to Edinburgh will also be available on Saturdays and Wednesdays with the airline, leaving at 11:25am and 8:35pm. 

To celebrate the launch of the new route, the airline is offering £19.99 seats, however tickets must be booked before October 21 2021. 

Here's what you need to know... 

How to get cheap tickets to Marrakesh from Edinburgh

You can book tickets between Edinburgh and Marrakesh for travel until March 2022 starting at £19.99. 

Seats will be available at this price until midnight on Thursday October 21, when the sale will end. 

To make the most of the bargains, simply search flights at ryanair.com

What are the current testing rules for travel to the UK?

People who are fully vaccinated against Covid are not required to take a pre-departure test when travelling to the UK from non-red listed countries. 

However, testing for travel to the UK has not been ruled out completely. 

People who are fully jabbed still have to book and pay to take a test either on or before day 2 after they arrive, regardless of the status of the country they are travelling from. 

You are also required to fill out a passenger locator form within 48-hours of your arrival. 

These rules for fully vaccinated people also apply to those under 18, whether fully vaccinated or not.

Meanwhile, if you are travelling from a red-listed country you are required to comply with the following rules, regardless of vaccination status: 

  • take a pre-departure COVID-19 test – to be taken in the 3 days before you travel to the UK
  • book and quarantine in a specially designated hotel where you will carry out 2 COVID-19 tests
  • complete your passenger locator form – any time in the 48 hours before you arrive in the UK

You can read more about the UK international travel rules here. 

Is Marrakesh on the red list? 

Morocco is not currently on the red list meaning that fully vaccinated travellers are simply required to take a day two test upon arrival in the UK. 

To enter Morocco you must show evidence that you are fully vaccinated, or proof of a negative Covid test taken within 48-hours before boarding.