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Western Sahara refers to the disputed country/province called Western Sahara.
Despite the proximity to the Canary Islands, it is difficult to visit Western Sahara. The ways to reach Western Sahara is to drive or fly from Morocco (if visiting the Moroccan portion) or a difficult drive from Mauritania (if visiting the "independent" portion). Airlines flying to Western Sahara include:
- Star Alliance - none
- Oneworld - none
- Sky Team - none
- Other Selected - Royal Air Maroc, Regional Air Lines
TIP Check government travel advisories for the latest safety & security status before visitng Western Sahara. I'd expect French advisories to be the most up to date and accurate.
TIP There are some references to a couple of Canary Islands based airlines starting flights, but at time of writing these are not verified.