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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Morocco
Data Last Updated: September 16, 2020

General Information

Partially Open

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, this is set to come into effect on September 10th.

Royal Air Maroc Twitter Post

Here's the list of countries whose citizens can enter Morocco visa-free - Visa-exempt countries to Morocco

Mask Requirement

Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas.

Internal Restrictions/Closures

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

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Test Required For Tourists From:

71 Countries

Algeria

Andorra

Argentina

Australia

Austria

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Canada

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Democratic Republic of Congo

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Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

South Korea

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Tunisia

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United States

Not Allowing Tourists From:

171 Countries

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More Details

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
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • 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.

Click here for more detailed restriction/reopening information for Morocco.

Sources: U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Morocco | TripsGuard | Lonely Planet


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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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