No travel restrictions to Morocco from USA, UK or other countries in 2023
Travel restrictions to Morocco are part of the past. Morocco is open to tourism
Latest Update: Morocco Earthquake septembre 2023 and Travel Safety in Marrakech
Wondering about the safety of traveling to Marrakech after the recent earthquake? Rest assured, Marrakech is deemed safe for travelers. The earthquake, which occurred on September 9th, primarily affected remote rural villages in the Atlas Mountains, around 60 km south of Marrakech. While some public ancient monuments in Marrakech are temporarily closed for additional technical assessments, the city itself remains unaffected and open to tourists. Bahia Palace and Saadians tombs are closed, but you can visit Ben Youssef Madrassa and Le jardin secret while you wander in the medina, and Majorelle Gardens outside, and enjoy Djemma El Fnaa Square and Koutoubia in the open spaces.
You can confidently plan your trip to Marrakech following the earthquake. In fact, tourists have been arriving and exploring Marrakech as usual, with the city extending a warm welcome to visitors from around the world. The city needs you more than ever.
saying this, we continue:
We have rewritten this post during 2 years so you had how to enter Morocco and the travel restrictions if you were considering traveling to Morocco from the USA, Canada, United Kingdom or Europe (or any other country) for your holidays. Now this is part of history, there is no requirements related to covid to enter in Morocco.
This post was a compilation of information and links to official sites to update you at any moment. We hope you have 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 from 2022. Morocco has resumed and increased international flights and eased all restrictions from september 2022, and has ended country alarm status in february 2023. So you can forget about it and if you want to read this last update, do it more as a recap of some things we have gone through. We hope we have never to update it again.
Just some previous considerations
Before traveling, you had keep in mind that a recent change might not be up to date at that moment in every website. The reccomendation was to try always to check as many different sources as possible. If you traveled with us, we had informed you.
Also you had to remember to check it again immediately before your trip in case there were last minute changes. It might not be the same situation when you booked the flight, as on your departure date, although we thought it would not change again for a while.
Checking the legislation of your country in relation to travel and covid, to know if your trip was allowed at the origin, or necessary requirements on the return was a must.
Travel restrictions to Morocco: What do I need to know?
However, there were 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. No need of completed vaccination certificate OR PCR
Morocco has no more requirements of Vaccination or PCR test to enter in Morocco.
Non vaccinated people can enter in Morocco without a negative result of PCR test.
Vaccinated people will no longer have to show a vaccination certificate or European Covid Passport.
Read the source of these procedures at Morocco Sanity Ministry (https://www.sante.gov.ma/pages/actualites.aspx?IDActu=434) or in the ONDA site we indicate below.
2. The Health Passenger Form has disappeared
All passengers must fill in the past, 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). No longer required.
Remember you can only be 90 days in Morocco as a tourist, and you need a passport validity of 6 months.
More detailed information
The link of the official website of Tourism in Morocco had a lot of information on the above past 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
You could also 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 was in this link: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php
Travel to Morocco from USA now
Royal Air Maroc has resumed its flights progressive from february 2022.
You might know that Royal air maroc and American airlines 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 are flights from Washington and Montreal, and also with a scale in Madrid, operated by Air Europa. (And no requirements in Spain either, even 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.
Remember some airlines might still requires face masks , but while in the moroccan airports there is no longer requirements of social distancing, face mask or hygiene , and the sanitary controls have dissapeared.
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 was one of the seven moroccan international airports that ONDA (Morocco’s National Airports office) had 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 had 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 in the past 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?
The counting report has ended. With 1.265.601 total cases upon 31/10/2022 and an ongoing vaccination campaign of 24,9 million vaccinated people and more than 6,4 million with the 3rd dose at the same date, Morocco was starting with the 4thdose in aged people. Before, Morocco has been cataloged in several lists of countries of low risk to travel before the Omicron wave, which had also decreased.
If you wanted to know more detail on the covid sanitary situation in Morocco, you could 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 ended in february 2023, as ithas been renewed every month for 2 years to assure the sanitary safety of the country.
- Wearing a mask is no more mandatory, as social distancing and washing hands are not required, in every public space and inside common areas.
- Hotels and accomodation facilities are open and also museums and cultural sites, as well as restaurants, cafés and beaches, among others. Each activity, as the transport, followed covid safety procedures. No more need of it.
- There are no requirements while in Morocco. No more need to show your Vaccination pass or certificate to enter in several public places.
- There is no curfew (during some period 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 nowadays.
Now, you 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 ok now.
We finally have gone out of it. So a vacation in Morocco may be an excellent opportunity to restart and have very good days with your friends or family.
We hope this post about the travel restrictions and requirements to Morocco has been helpful during these times to help you to make it possible, either to travel to Morocco from USA, United Kingdom or any other part of the world.
Now it’s your time to travel to Morocco. You will be very welcomed, as always.
PS 1. We offer you to do a 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:
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 was made and updated as a help 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.