Travel restrictions to Morocco from USA, UK, France and other countries

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Do you want to know current travel restrictions to Morocco and if is Morocco open to tourism?

Here you have how to enter Morocco and the travel restrictions if you are considering traveling to Morocco from the USA, Canada, United Kingdom or Europe (or any other country) for your next holidays.

This post is a compilation of information and links to official sites to update you at any moment. We hope you will find it useful.

Can I travel to Morocco from the USA, Canada, UK or any other country? Is Morocco open for tourists now?

The answer is an absolute yes, Morocco is open for tourism. Morocco has been gradually resuming international flights from february 7th 2022.

Just some previous considerations

Please, keep in mind that a recent change may not be up to date in every website. Try always to check as many different sources as possible. If you travel with us, we will inform you.

Also remember to check it again immediately before your trip in case there are last minute changes. It may not be the same situation when you book the flight, as on your departure date.

Check the legislation of your country in relation to travel and covid, to know if your trip is allowed at the origin, or necessary requirements on the return.

Travel restrictions to Morocco: What do I need to know?

However, there are some things to take into account when considering to travel to Morocco.

Here are the travel restrictions to Morocco and requirements that you have to accomplish to enter to Morocco:

1. Completed vaccination certificate OR PCR

Morocco has no more the classification that splitted countries into two lists, A and B. 

Fully vaccinated people from any country can travel to Morocco without a PCR. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from any requirement. Be careful with the conditions of entry and exit Morocco when not fully vaccinated with 3 doses ( the administration time of the 2nd must be less than 4 months) .

Non vaccinated people can enter in Morocco with a negative result of PCR test of less than 72 hours (time between sampling and boarding).

Vaccinated people of course will have to show a vaccination certificate or European Covid Passport.

Other past measures such random rapid antigen test or PCR to passengers when arriving and random PCR two days after arrival have not been mentioned in the new rules. (If positive, you would had to quarantine in Morocco, in a hospital if you had moderate symptoms).

Read the source of these procedures at Morocco Sanity Ministry or in the ONDA site we indicate below.

2. Health Passenger Form

All passengers must fill, print and present upon arrival the following Public Health Passenger Form. (http://www.onda.ma/en/I-am-passenger/Traveller-Guide/Public-health-passenger-form)

3. Passport

Remember you can only be 90 days in Morocco as a tourist, and you need a passport validity of 6 months.

For Virginians (USA), in june 2021, due to the increased demand, there was a delay and you probably needed to wait 12 weeks to renew your passport. If you plan to travel, check your expiry passport date and if necessary apply for a renewal with planification.

More detailed information

The link of the official website of Tourism in Morocco has a lot of information on the above requirements and the situation in the country, as well as useful numbers during your stay: https://www.visitmorocco.com/en/travel-info/covid-19-travel-safely-to-morocco

Check always official sources as your embassy, here the US https://ma.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/  and Moroccan embassy and consulates.

Another way to reassure you of the required measures is in this link: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php

Travel to Morocco from USA

Royal Air Maroc has announced that will resume its flights progressive from 7th february.

You might know that Royal air maroc and American airlines used to sell a direct flight from John F. Kennedy international airport (JFK) . It takes about  6 h 50 min to International airport Mohammed V (CMN) from it. 

There were flights from Washington and Montreal, and also with a scale in Madrid, operated by Air Europa. (Check the requirements of Spain if your scale takes a long time).

Morocco has this point of exoticism and intensity of experience that you are probably looking, acting as a far destination but at close distances.

While in the airports: Social distancing, face mask and hygiene and have your documents prepared for the sanitary control requirements.

How can US citizens travel to Morocco? Direct flights to Casablanca from USA and Canada

There have been special offer flights of Royal Air Maroc to travel to Morocco from USA Washington, New York, and Montreal at 500-600 euros, to travel in summer 2021.

Casablanca airport is one of the seven moroccan international airports that ONDA (Morocco’s National Airports office) has certified for sanitary procedures in the ACI (Airports council international ) ACI Airport Health Accreditation Programme joining a list of more than 600 airports in the world that have prioritized health and safety as their path to recovery. You can find them in the following map.

In this link you will find the measures taken and also the vaccines list accepted http://www.onda.ma/en/I-am-passenger/Traveller-Guide/Coronavirus-discover-our-measures

Sanitary situation of Morocco

Is it safe to travel to morocco at the moment?

With 1.166.377 total cases upon 20/05/2022 and an ongoing vaccination campaign of 24,8 million vaccinated people and more than 6,3 million with the 3rd dose at the same date, Morocco has been cataloged in several lists of countries of low risk to travel before the Omicron wave, which has now decreased.

If you want to know more detail on the covid sanitary situation in Morocco, you can check this link: http://www.covidmaroc.ma/pages/Accueilfr.aspx

In the big cities like Marrakech, Casablanca, Tangier or Fes, there are available laboratories to do PCR in 24h in case you need it. Price less than 700 dirhams. 

What you can do and other measures in the country

The health emergency state has been renewed until 31th may, and it will probably be renewed to assure the sanitary safety of the country.

  • Wearing a mask is mandatory, as social distancing and washing hands are required, in every public space and inside common areas. The practice is nobody wear outside.
  • Hotels and accomodation facilities are open and also museums and cultural sites, as well as restaurants, cafés and beaches, among others. Each activity as does also the transport follows covid safety procedures.
  • The requirements while in Morocco are also to show your Vaccination pass or certificate to enter in all those public places.
  • There is no curfew (before it was from 11 PM to 6:30 AM, not applicable to moroccan vaccinated people).
  • Also there have been in the past eventual restrictions to move intercities depending on the health situation, but not in may 2022. 

Nowadays, you will have plenty of activities to do, the camel ride in the desert or a balloon ride in Marrakech, quad or buggy rides in several places, play golf, go to a spa or hammam, do a cooking class or learn the ceramic technique of zelighes, among others. Just ask us to add it to your trip.

Is Morocco open for tourism now ? You already know that YES

We hope you and your beloved ones have been well through these covid difficult times and everything is quite ok now. 

As it seems at last we are going out of it now, a vacation in Morocco may be an excellent opportunity to restart and have very good days with your friends or family.

So, we hope this post about the travel restrictions and requirements to Morocco will help you to make it possible, either to travel to Morocco from USA, United Kingdom or any other part of the world.

PS 1. We provide you with what you need to put together a complete trip that reconnects you with true traveling happiness. With that in mind, we have updated the travel sheet of the most complete tour in Morocco. Check it out:

Yes, I want to see the Great Morocco Tour

PS 2. Please spread the word, if any of your acquaintances would like to travel to Morocco,  we would be grateful to send our contact to them.

Note: This article is made as an aid orientation to the traveler. It is the traveler’s responsibility to verify everything at the current moment, official information at the origin and destination for safe travel.

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