Morocco will reopen for tourism from June 15. All inbound travelers must bring negative PCR COVID-19 test results or a vaccine certificate.
Countries from Morocco’s list B will not be allowed entry until they keep their pandemic figures under control.
Morocco has already started vaccination campaigns and their goal is to vaccinate 33 million people this year.
Morocco Opening Tourism – Latest Updates
June 10 – Morocco is set to reopen for tourism to multiple countries on June 15
Effective June 15, Morocco will reopen its airports and ports to international visitors from the U.K., all European Union countries (except Lithuania), U.S., Canada, Russia, China and any UN member country that is not on Morocco’s list B.
Nationals and visitors will need to submit proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken no older than 48 hours before the date of entry or a vaccine certificate.
Travelers from countries that do not provide public reliable data will also need to ask for a special permit to enter the country, said the government in a statement.
Who can enter Morocco now? – Updated June 10
List A – Can enter the country
- All European Union countries (except Lithuania)
- Any UN member country that is not on Morocco’s list B.
List B – Not permitted to enter the country
The National Airport Office announced that Morocco has suspended flights to and from 73 countries until further notice.
- Cape Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo (DRC)
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- South Korea
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
- United Arab Emirates
Update – February 11
Given the threat of the new COVID-19 strains, Morocco has decided to ban flights to and from Australia, Brazil, Ireland, the United Kingdom and New Zealand starting January 19. (Source)
Foreigners who do not require a visa are still allowed entry.
Which countries can enter Morocco now?
Citizens, residents and nationals of visa-exempt countries that are not part of the banned list above.
Is Morocco open for Americans?
It will be open for Americans starting June 15.
Is it safe to visit Morocco during COVID-19?
Morocco is considered a very safe country to visit during COVID-19, according to the CDC. (CDC.gov – Morocco Warning Level 1)
What is the current COVID-19 situation in Morocco?
As of June 10, Morocco has reported 522,389 positive COVID cases and 9,190 confirmed deaths caused by the virus.
Police regulate travel between cities to prevent violations of the orders prohibiting travel. Travel between cities in Morocco depends on the cities possessing similar COVID infection profiles.
Entry rules and restrictions
All visitors must,
- Complete a health form detailing their health condition over the previous 30 days;
- Present both a negative COVID-19 PCR test no older than 72 hours prior to boarding.
- Download a tracking app to allow for contact tracing;
- Non-citizens residing in Morocco must present a residency card to be allowed entry into Morocco.
Morocco assigns each of its other regions Zone 1 or Zone 2 status. Travel between zones is prohibited. The government updates the status of a region as Zone 1 or 2 regularly.
Morocco mandates wearing a mask in all public places. They strongly encourage social distancing, hygiene, and disinfecting.
The government provides guides on disinfecting homes and hotels. In an address to the nation on August 20, 2020, the King of Morocco declared mask-wearing and hygiene patriotic duties.
He implored Moroccans to take the pandemic seriously and take all measures to protect themselves and others.
He invoked the Moroccan “values of sacrifice, solidarity and loyalty” as a guide to help the country control the spread of COVID.
In the same speech, the King also stated that if case counts do not begin to decrease, increased restrictions may be implemented, including a possible return to a complete shutdown.
Morocco’s Covid-19 Scientific Committee bears the responsibility for making recommendations on appropriate restrictions to combat COVID.
Tourism in Morocco
Located on the northwestern tip of Africa and separated from Spain only by the Strait of Gibraltar, Morocco offers many adventures for tourists. The rich culture, Mediterranean beaches, and the Sahara Desert offer temptations for anyone.
Marrakech draws the attention of international visitors more than any other Moroccan city. Its famous Souks dazzle shoppers and browsers. A haggler’s paradise, the Souks are large enough to get lost in.
Marrakech also features the stunning gardens at the Jardin Majorelle. After the Souks’ haggling and busy crush, the Jardin Majorelle offers a quiet place to relax. Here, visitors can experience some of the beauty that Morocco offers.
The Al Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca rates as a must-see for many tourists. A shining example of Moroccan architecture, it is the seventh-largest mosque in existence.
It is the only mosque in Casablanca open to non-Muslims. It can host approximately 105,000 worshipers.
From Agadir, travelers can enjoy the Atlantic Ocean beaches or take tours of the Sahara Desert, with some tours offering a night in tents.
Some tours even combine trips to the beach with trips to the desert, giving visitors a taste of both environments during one excursion.
Morocco also offers a vibrant culinary scene. Stuffed camel spleen and sheep’s brain top the list of exotic foods that some westerners may not try.
Vendors also offer camel burgers, sand-baked bread, and fantastic lamb dishes cooked in a variety of spices.
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