Data Last Updated: July 10, 2021
Morocco has reopened its borders to International tourists starting on June 15, 2021.
Countries are categorized into two lists (A and B) in accordance with the recommendations of the Ministry of Health. Travelers coming from list A countries must present a vaccination pass or a vaccination certificate to enter Morocco. Those who could not be vaccinated or fully vaccinated must have a negative PCR test taken no older than 72 hours. Children under 11 years old are exempt.
Those coming from List B countries are classified into two categories. Vaccinated travelers or holders of a certificate attesting that the person is vaccinated with one of the vaccines accepted in Morocco are exempt from quarantine and must present only a negative PCR test dated less than 48 hours before boarding. Unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated persons must observe a 10-day controlled quarantine, presenting a negative PCR test less than 48 hours old, a completed and signed declaration of honor for 10-day confinement, and a voucher confirming this confinement in the hotels previously designated by the Moroccan authorities.
Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas.
Authorities in Morocco have reimposed restrictions related to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Marrakesh following a rise in the number of cases as of Aug. 18.
Authorities have also extended the existing nationwide state of emergency through Sept. 10 as part of the nation's efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Officials have closed several neighborhoods within the city until further notice. Authorities previously reimposed a series of restrictions in Tangier and Fez cities from Aug. 5, following a rise in COVID-19 cases. The new measures require citizens and residents to obtain a permit from local authorities before traveling to and from the cities.
Authorities have banned all public gatherings and access to beaches and public spaces, such as gardens and sports centers. All shops, cafes, and commercial centers must close 2200, while restaurants must close by 2300 daily. Public transport in the two cities can only operate at 50 percent capacity. Neighborhoods within the cities that have experienced an unusual number of cases of COVID-19 will face even more severe restrictions.
The government in Rabat regularly imposes restrictions on cities and regions that experience upticks in COVID-19 activity. In Safi in the Marrakesh-Safi Region, officials reinstituted a directive requiring most businesses to close by 6 PM and cafes and restaurants by 8 PM daily.
All educational institutions are closed, and all political, social, and sporting events remain canceled.
Airlines & Transport
Royal Air Maroc the national airline of Morocco has announced that nationals of visa-exempt countries with an invitation from a Moroccan company or a confirmed hotel reservation can now travel to Morocco, all travelers must have a negative COVID-19 test result before boarding the flight.
Sea travel to Spain, Gibraltar, and France remain suspended. The border with the Spanish autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla, located on the north coast of Africa, is closed until further notice.
Citizens and residents must obtain a permit from local authorities before traveling between Tangier and Fez.
Status of Opening to Tourists
Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days
Democratic Republic of Congo
United Arab Emirates
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands
Central African Republic
Isle of Man
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
U.S. Virgin Islands
Wallis and Futuna
The North African country of Morocco has just announced that it will be opening its borders for tourism on September 10th. That is to say, its borders are now welcoming international travelers from 67 countries including the United States to explore this incredible country.
Based on Royal Air Maroc's recent tweet, nationals of visa-exempt countries with an invitation from a Moroccan company or a confirmed hotel reservation can now have access to their flights to Morocco.
Who Can Travel To Morocco?
Business travelers and visitors from the following 67 visa-exempt countries who have confirmed hotel reservations may travel to Morocco:
- European Union Member Countries
- United Kingdom
- United States
- New Zealand
Are There Tests and/or Quarantine Upon Arrival?
All passengers arriving in Morocco must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result no more than 48 hours prior to departure.
There is no current requirement to quarantine in place when entering Morocco.
Other Entry Requirements
Anyone over the age of 12 wishing to arrive to Morocco will be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test, no older than 48 hours.
Unfortunately, the tourist cities of Marrakesh, Fez, and Tangier, are still under a strict lockdown that started at the end of July and is in place until further notice. No one is permitted to leave or enter these cities unless they have prior permission from the authorities.
A mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas.
What's Open in Morocco?
- Restaurants and cafes in most of Morocco are open but under capacity and social distancing limitations.
- Non-essential businesses and attractions in most of Morocco are open but under capacity and social distancing limitations.
In addition, authorities have banned all public gatherings and access to beaches and public spaces, such as gardens and sports centers. All shops, cafes, and commercial centers must close 2200, while restaurants must close by 2300 daily. Public transport in the two cities can only operate at 50 percent capacity. Neighborhoods within the cities that have experienced an unusual number of cases of COVID-19 will face even more severe restrictions.
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Information for Non-Tourists
Moroccan residents (including U.S. citizens who are dual Moroccan citizens) are permitted to enter the country. Anyone entering Morocco must undergo COVID-19 testing within 48 hours of departure. They must show a PCR test AND a serological test. These two tests will be required at boarding when traveling by air.
Those who travel to Morocco by sea will have the choice between providing the results of their own tests when boarding OR undergoing testing on the ferry. Upon arriving in Morocco, the travelers will undergo a clinical examination: a temperature check and examination by a doctor. Anyone who presents symptoms of Covid-19 will be accommodated for 7 days in dedicated structures.
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