Traveling to Morocco During the Pandemic- All You Need to Know
After being confined for too long, many of you can’t wait to travel again and visit the enchanting cities of Morocco!
This time, we’re answering your questions on how to explore the golden sand dunes and striking blue northern cities of Morocco.
Before you feed your travel bug, it is essential that you know the Covid-19 protocol set by the Moroccan government. In this article, we’re covering practical advice and conditions for your trip to Morocco.
Disclaimer: We are updating this information every month. However, we recommend that you do your own research before booking a ticket as changes can happen at any time. You can check the Moroccan Ministry health webpage for the most up-to-date data.
Latest Update: September 24th, 2021
Conditions of Access to Moroccan Territory
The Moroccan Ministry of Health classified countries into two categories based on their epidemiological situation. Each list has a different procedure of entry.
List A Countries
This list currently includes the United States and all countries not mentioned in list B.
List B Countries
Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Congo, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Eswatini, France, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Both categories must complete and sign a health form before boarding- to be downloaded online.
Travelers From List A Countries
This category of travelers must provide the following documents:
For Vaccinated People
- Proof of complete vaccination with one of the vaccines authorized in Morocco.
For Unvaccinated or Incompletely Vaccinated People
A negative PCR test taken in less than 72 hours.
Note: If you are a U.S. citizen that wants to travel from Morocco to a country other than the USA, make sure to contact the local Wilaya before because it might be required to obtain special authorization from local authorities.
Travelers From List B Countries
Travelers from List B countries must follow more strict rules to enter Moroccan territory.
For Vaccinated People
- A certificate proving that the individual is completely vaccinated with one of the vaccines approved in Morocco.
- A negative PCR test of 48 hours maximum.
For unvaccinated or Incompletely Vaccinated People
- A negative PCR test of no more than 48 hours.
- Must undergo a controlled quarantine of 10 days in one of the structures previously designated by the Moroccan authorities, at the expense of the person concerned.
A PCR control test on the 9th day of the controlled quarantine period.
- Children less than 11 years old are exempt from PCR tests.
- A person is considered completely vaccinated after two weeks of the last required dose.
- Whatever the country of origin is, the vaccination certificate and negative PCR certificate, if applicable, must be included in the health pass when required.
- U.S. citizens are exempt from visa requirements for Morocco. Only a return-flight ticket within the next 90 days and a passport with at least six months of validity are enough. If you’re not sure whether you overstayed for more than 90 days in Morocco, you should go to the principal police station in your area for instructions.
Vaccines authorized in Morocco
- AstraZeneca-SK Bio
- Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
- Covishield (Serum Institute of India)
Covid-19 Measures To Respect In Morocco
When you arrive in Morocco, you have to respect the following covid-19 measures:
- At the airport, keep a distance of 1.5 meters from others.
- Wearing a mask is nationally mandatory in all areas.
- Traveling from and to cities of Casablanca, Marrakech, and Agadir is banned. Only vaccinated people or people needing urgent medical care are allowed to travel between these cities.
- Also, be aware that there is a curfew in place between the hours of 11:00 PM and 4:30 AM. If you want to go out or travel at this time, you must have authorization from local authorities.
Emergency & Assistance Numbers
In case of an emergency involving a U.S. citizen in Morocco, you can call:
During regular business hours
- Dialing from Morocco: 05-22-64-20-99 (dialing from Morocco)
- Dialing from outside Morocco: +212-522-64-20-99
On evenings and weekends
- Dialing from Morocco: 06-61-13-19-39
- Dialing from outside Morocco:+212-661-13-19-39
For other citizens, you can find assistance and security numbers specific to your country on the website of your embassy.
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