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Morocco Reopening Borders To Travelers: Everything You Need To Know

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Morocco will reopen its borders for international travelers this week to 67 countries including the United States. 

In a recent tweet, Royal Air Maroc said “Nationals of visa-exempt countries with an invitation from a Moroccan company or a confirmed hotel reservation can now have access to our flights to Morocco. All foreign visitors must comply with the health measures issued by the Moroccan authorities, in particular the obligation to carry out the required tests for COVID-19.”

The news released by the airline on Twitter has not yet been confirmed by the Foreign Ministry so all travelers must check with the Moroccan embassy in their home country before booking travel. 

Alleyway in Chefchaouen, Morocoo
Alleyway in Chefchaouen, Morocco

Countries Allowed to Visit Morocco For Tourism

Business travelers and visitors from the following 67 visa-exempt countries who have confirmed hotel reservations may travel to Morocco: 

  • European Union Members
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • New Zealand

Feb 25, 2021 Update: As of February 25, the Government of Morocco has suspended all flights to/from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Ireland, Germany, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.  All passengers traveling from or transiting those countries are currently not allowed to enter Morocco. 

Souvenirs at the Jamaa el Fna market in old Medina, Marrakesh, Morocco
Souvenirs at the Jamaa el Fna market in old Medina, Marrakesh, Morocco

The foreign ministry has not confirmed the additional entry requirements at this time but as it stands now, passengers arriving in Morocco must abide by the following protocols.

Testing Requirements

Passengers arriving in Morocco must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test no older than 48 hours. 

Mask Requirements

Wearing of face masks in all public spaces is required.

Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca

Passenger Health Form

All passengers must fill out the online Passenger Health Form before departing into Morocco

Lockdowns 

Morocco imposed one of the world’s strictest lockdowns back in March trapping international tourists inside the country and stranded tens of thousands of Moroccans overseas.

As the country is still battling COVID-19 the popular tourist cities of Marrakesh, Fez, Casablanca and Tangier remain closed with nobody permitted in or out of the cities. 

Views of Marrakech old medina, Morocco

Morocco Is Seeing a Surge of COVID-19 

Morocco is setting record breaking daily numbers right now of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country.

Just yesterday, Morocco had its second highest 24 hour period of confirmed cases coming in at 2157 for a total of 77,878 cases since the pandemic began. 

Daily Number of COVID-19 Cases in Morocco (Image - Worldometers)
Daily Number of COVID-19 Cases in Morocco (Image - Worldometers)

Morocco has been one of the most cautious countries to begin reopening for tourism in northern Africa.

Tunisia and Egypt both began welcoming tourists earlier this summer. 

The Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque in Fez, Morocco

This news is still breaking and Travel Off Path will update as the Moroccan Foreign Ministry releases more information.

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Disclaimer: Morocco travel rules can change without notice and are being updated constantly. We do our best to keep this article up to date with all the latest information, but the decision to travel is ultimately your responsibility. Contact your consulate and/or local authorities to confirm your nationality’s entry and/or any changes to travel requirements before traveling.  Travel Off Path does not endorse traveling against government advisories

Article originally published September 10, 2020


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Gap Treasure

Monday 19th of October 2020

Are Moroccan allowed to travel out of Morocco on a tourist visa to Dubai?

Abdalla

Sunday 11th of October 2020

Is Morocco opened for foreign students?

Kashlee Kucheran

Sunday 11th of October 2020

It would depend on what nation you are from, please ask the Moroccon consulate for more details

Luis Diaz

Sunday 11th of October 2020

Hello.

Im going from New York to Casablanca to Istanbul. Do I need a COVID test to transit through Casablanca airport if my layover is 2 hours?

Kashlee Kucheran

Sunday 11th of October 2020

I really can't be sure, but I would assume for a layover that doesn't make you go through customs, the answer would be no. You should contact your airline to be sure, as they would be the ones checking for the test

Accro

Sunday 27th of September 2020

Hey everyone, Abdul you need travel documents "passport" and check out as I don't know your nationality if you need a visa. Well my flight was cancelled twice my 3 b0king is about 10 October hopefully getting there and updat you guys

Abdul

Saturday 26th of September 2020

What docuemnts are needed to fly out of morocco