How to Travel to Morocco
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1 Travel Health Notice for Morocco due to COVID-19, indicating a low level of COVID-19 in the country. For more information on COVID-19 in Morocco, please read below.
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Morocco is open for travel and leisure to travelers only from the USA, Canada, China, Japan, Russia, Israel, and Saudi Arabia, as well as the rest of the world now during Covid 19.
There are currently direct flights between Morocco and the United States on Royal Air Maroc (RAM) between Casablanca (CMN) and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), as well as Casablanca and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). There are also flights between Casablanca and Montreal, Canada, but there are no regular flights to/from Europe at this time. The Consulate General is unable to make travel arrangements; U.S. citizens should book directly with the airlines. Due to the Health state of Emergency, U.S. citizens seeking to fly from Morocco to a destination other than the United States are required to obtain exceptional authorization from local authorities.
|Following the Moroccan government’s decision to allow Travelers to enter Morocco by air, a number of conditions must be met.|
– Professionals coming from abroad must have a printed invitation on the letterhead of the inviting Moroccan company. This letter must be sealed by the company and signed by a manager with all the relevant information concerning the traveler included (passport number, dates of entry, the purpose of visit, accommodation details).
– For foreign nationals not subject to Visa, formalities to enter Morocco a confirmed hotel reservation in a classified hotel and tourist establishment (including Riad) must be presented at the airport.
– You would need to provide your Covid-19 (PCR) test, which must be less than 72 hours prior to shipment from the date of collection when entering Morocco. Children under 11 years of age are exempt. Leaving Morocco Covid-19 (PCR) test must be conducted no more than 3 days before entering the USA for air passengers two years of age or older.
– All passengers must complete a passenger health form online at http://www.onda.ma/form.php, then print and sign the form, to be presented on arrival in Morocco.
|The latest update by the US Embassy in Morocco is provided within this link|
*** Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel
The Government of Morocco has extended the country’s “Health State of Emergency” until July 10, 2021.
If you are exhibiting signs or symptoms of COVID-19, or to find a testing site, please contact the Moroccan Ministry of Health’s hotline at +212 (0)8-01-00-47-47. Assistance is available in English, French, or Arabic.
There is a nationwide curfew in place between the hours of 11:00 PM and 4:30 AM. Effective June 7, individuals who are vaccinated and have a vaccine digital passport issued by the Moroccan Government (www.liqahcorona.ma) can move freely after 11:00 PM. Such individuals will not be subject to travel restrictions. Those not vaccinated and enrolled in the government’s digital vaccination passport program must still have written permission from the Moroccan authorities for movements during curfew hours and to travel between cities/regions.
Commercial airline travel to/from Morocco and the United States is currently available. Until June 15, all travelers entering Morocco must present negative test results from a PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding (see information below for important changes beginning on June 15, 2021). Children under the age of 11 are exempt from this requirement.
There are currently direct flights between Morocco and the United States on Royal Air Maroc (RAM) between Casablanca (CMN) and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), as well as Casablanca and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). There are also flights between Casablanca and Montreal, Canada, but (until June 15) there are no regular flights to/from Europe. The Consulate General is unable to make travel arrangements; U.S. citizens should book directly with the airlines. Due to the Health state of Emergency, U.S. citizens seeking to fly from Morocco to a destination other than the United States are required to obtain exceptional authorization from local authorities. Note that we do not know whether this will continue to be required after June 15.
The Government of Morocco has suspended all flights and passengers to/from the following countries until June 15, 2021 (see information below for important changes beginning on June 15): Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, France, Finland, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mali, Malta, Mozambique, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom. Individuals (including U.S. citizens) coming from the above list of countries will not be permitted to enter Morocco, even if transiting a different country on the way to Morocco. Passengers entering Morocco from Bahrain, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates must pass a medical check and a rapid COVID-19 test on arrival. In case of a positive test on arrival, passengers will be required to quarantine at a designated hospital.
Air travel to and from Morocco remains restricted to specific categories of travelers. Citizens and residents of Morocco, as well as foreign nationals of visa-exempt countries (which includes U.S. citizens) with reservations with Moroccan hotels or travel agencies and businesspersons invited by Moroccan companies, can enter and depart (if traveling from a country, not on the above-suspended list).
On June 6, the Government of Morocco announced that beginning June 15, 2021, most international flights will be permitted to resume. The government will classify countries into “List A” and “List B.” Passengers arriving from countries on List A will be permitted to enter Morocco with a vaccination certificate or a negative result of a PCR test administered within 72 hours of the date entering Morocco. List A includes the United States, most European Countries, and all countries not on List B, given below. The Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs will update the countries on List A and List B regularly and at least twice a month. (For additional information about other foreign country entry requirements, review the COVID-19 webpage of the U.S. embassy located in that foreign country. For example, with questions about travel to France, see U.S. Embassy Paris’ COVID-19 Information.)
Beginning June 15, 2021, travelers from countries on Morocco’s List B counties must obtain an exceptional authorization from the Moroccan government before traveling (https://www.acces-maroc.ma/#/admissibilite_autorisation), present a negative PCR test administered within 48 hours of the date entering Morocco, then undergo a 10-day quarantine on arrival. List B includes the following countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Congo, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Qatar, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Regular passenger ferries between Morocco and Europe are not currently in operation.
The borders with Ceuta and Melilla remain closed.
Note: Check here for the latest up to date by the USA Embassy in Morocco
– Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Morocco? Yes
– If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes
– U.S. citizens can obtain a COVID-19 test at the labs listed below, which have been approved by the Moroccan Ministry of Health. The cost for the test is typically around 700 Dirhams.
– Results can be provided electronically and are usually available within 24 hours.
Approved COVID-19 testing labs
– AGADIR: Laboratoire d’Analyses Médicales Mahfoud
– CASABLANCA: Laboratoire d’Analyses Médicales Derb Sultan / Centre de Biologie Médicale GLab / Biolam / Laboratoire International d’Analyses Biomédicales / Laboratoire d’Analyses Médicales Annoual / Laboratoire d’Analyses LABOMAC / Hopital Cheikh Khalifa Ben Zayed
– EL JADIDA: Laboratoire Semlali d’Analyses Médicales et de Biologie de la Reproduction
– ESSAOUIRA: Laboratoire El Baroudi
– FES: Laboratoire Saiss d’Analyses Médicales / Centre Biologie Maroc / Laboratoire Guessous d’Analyses Médicales
– KENITRA: Laboratoire Maamora
– MARRAKECH: Laboratoire D’Analyses Médicales et Biologiques Al Massira / Laboratoire Dar Assalam d’Analyses Médicales / Laboratoire de Biologie Médicale Gueliz / Laboratoire AlManar / Laboratoire Dar El Baroud
– MEKNES: Laboratoire Chbicheb d’Analyses Médicales
– MOHAMMEDIA: Laboratoire Central Analyses Médicales Mohammedia
– NADOR: Laboratoire D’Analyses Médicales de Nador
– OUJDA: Laboratoire Oujda d’Analyses Médicales
– RABAT: Laboratoire d’Analyses Médicales et de Cytogénétique / Laboratoire International d’Analyses Médicales (Témara) / Laboratoire Ibnou Nafiss / Laboratoire PolyBio / Laboratoire Bioclinic / Laboratoire Claridge
– TANGIER: Laboratoire d’Analyses Médicales et de Bilogoie de Reproduction Riad Tétouan
– TÉTOUAN: Laboratoire Ibn Nafis d’Analyses Médicales Générales & Spécialisées Reproduction Humaine / Laboratoire Fassi-Fehri d’Analyses Médicales
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