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YesCOVID-19 Information

Last Updated: February 21st, 2021

 

Country Specific Information:
• The Government of Morocco has extended the country’s “Health State of Emergency” until September 10, 2021.
• If you are exhibiting signs or symptoms of COVID-19, please contact the Moroccan Ministry of Health’s hotline at +212 (0)8-0100-4747. Assistance is available in English, French or Arabic.
• A nationwide curfew between the hours of 23:00 PM and 04:30 AM is in place until August 10, 2021. Restaurants, stores, supermarkets, and other businesses must close by 23:00 PM.
• Travelers NOT FULLY VACCINATED entering Morocco by air must present negative test results from a PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding. Children under the age of 11 are exempt from this requirement.
• 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 with reservations with Moroccan hotels or travel agencies and business persons invited by Moroccan companies, are allowed to enter and depart.
• Special operation ferries are operating to/from Morocco and Sète, France and Genoa, Italy.
• The borders with Ceuta and Melilla remain closed.
• Regional or local authorities may put into place (sometimes with little notice) travel or other restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19.
• Masks are mandatory in all public spaces.

COVID-19 Testing
• Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for travels in Morocco? Yes
• If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes
• Travels 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

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
• Has the government of Morocco approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
• Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
• According to Moroccan authorities, the following vaccines have been approved for use in Morocco: Sinopharm (China) and AstraZeneca (UK).
• For information on getting vaccinated in Morocco, please contact the COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline, “Allo Liqah,” at 08-00-00-01-47 (French and Arabic) or visit their website at https://liqahcorona.ma/fr.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
• Are travels permitted to enter? Yes
• Air travel to and from Morocco remains restricted to specific categories of travelers. Citizens and residents of Morocco and, as of September 6, foreign nationals of visa-exempt countries with reservations with Moroccan hotels or travel agencies and business people invited by Moroccan companies are allowed to enter and depart.
• Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
• The Government of Morocco (GOM) has established pre-arrival COVID-19 testing requirements for all travelers entering Morocco. Travelers entering Morocco must complete a PCR test within 72 hours of travel, with printed results to present on request at check-in and to GOM officials on arrival. Children under 11 years of age are exempt from this requirement
• Travelers should check entry and exit requirements in place in the countries and states where they plan to travel.
• Passengers transiting through France must present negative results from a PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding. Passengers must also complete an attestation form.
• Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
• The Government of Morocco will conduct a health screening on travelers entering the country.

Movement Restrictions:
• Is there a curfew in place? Yes. A nationwide curfew between the hours of 23:00 PM and 04:30 AM is in place until August 10, 2021. Restaurants, stores, supermarkets, and other businesses must close by 23:00 PM.
• Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes
• Travels should be familiar with local requirements prior to travel between regions and should remember to follow the instructions of local authorities.

Quarantine Information:
• The Government of Morocco is not imposing a mandatory quarantine on foreign citizens entering the country.

Transportation Options:
• Are commercial flights operating? Some limited services
• All regularly scheduled commercial flights to/from Morocco remain suspended, as do ferries to/from Spain. Special operation flights to/from Morocco are taking place on Royal Air Maroc (RAM), Air Arabia, and Air France.
• Is public transportation operating? Yes
• To travel between cities on public transportation, travelers does not need obtain authorization from the local authorities. Masks are required on all public transportation.

 Private transportation are operating, contact us for more details.

• Can no European travel to Europe from Morocco? It depends
• Travelers with questions about European entry rules should contact the embassies or the border control authorities of the European country they wish to visit and/or review information on their Ambassadors in the transit countries.
Fines for Non-Compliance:
• You may be fined for non-compliance with measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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