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Morocco Reopening Borders To Travelers: Everything You Need To Know

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Morocco reopened its borders in September 2020 to 67 countries including the United States and Canada.

2021 Updates on Morocco's Temporary Restrictions

  • The Government of Morocco has extended the country’s “Health State of Emergency” until April 10, 2021.
  • A nationwide curfew between the hours of 9:00 PM and 6:00 AM is in place until March 30, 2021. Restaurants, stores, supermarkets, and other businesses must close by 8:00 PM.
Alleyway in Chefchaouen, Morocoo
Alleyway in Chefchaouen, Morocco

Countries Allowed to Visit Morocco For Tourism

Tourists from the following 67 visa-exempt countries may travel to Morocco, permitting they either have proof of confirmed hotel or tour reservation or traveling for business reasons: 

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

March 2021 Update: As of March 2021, the Government of Morocco has suspended all flights to/from Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Botswana, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Lebanon, Germany, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, 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, until at. least April 10, 2021.

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

Testing Requirements

Passengers arriving in Morocco must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no longer than 72 hours before the first embarkation point.

Test results must be in Arabic, French or English. Children under 11 are exempt from the testing requirements.

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


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. Any tourist entering Morocco during the pandemic should be cautious of sudden closures, movement restrictions or lockdowns.

Views of Marrakech old medina, Morocco

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 in the summer of 2020. 

The Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque in Fez, Morocco

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Sources: Lonely Planet / Matador Network / Royal Air Maroc/ / IATA / 

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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


Tuesday 6th of April 2021

Hi Kathleen. Please can you give us an update for Morocco's borders from/to Spain.


Gap Treasure

Monday 19th of October 2020

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


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


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


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