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    MEDIUM MEDICAL RISK for Morocco
    LOW TRAVEL RISK for Morocco
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for Southern provinces


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): High -

Inbound travel significantly restricted for most travellers.

Only citizens and those who meet certain criteria for exemption  may enter. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Medium -

COVID-related impacts posing routine challenges to business operations.

The medical, logistics and security environments are impacted by the pressures of COVID-19. Pre-existing security risks increasingly likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns and associated pressures in the near/medium term. There may be delay in accessing urgent care due to pressures on the medical system. Core protective  elements of BCP likely to be implemented: non-essential staff  working from home, staff tracing in place, reinforced hygiene and segregation practices with robust escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundEntry restrictions
Many entry restrictions have been removed.

Authorities have split countries into List A or B countries, both of which have different entry restrictions.

Countries that fall under the A category can be found here: https://visitmorocco.com/sites/default/files/list-a-en.pdf
Countries that fall under the B category can be found here: https://visitmorocco.com/sites/default/files/list-b-en.pdf

Anyone coming from countries in the A category can enter provided they fulfil the testing requirements (see below).

Those coming from countries in the B category need to obtain an exceptional travel authorisation beforehand and then fulfill testing and quarantine requirements (see below). This does not apply to nationals of Morocco.

Inbound travel for vaccinated passengers: is possible from countries in category A without the need to test.
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements
A) Who needs to test?
- All inbound travellers

B) Type of test and timeframe
- A PCR test not older than 48 hours prior to departure

C) What information is required in the test result?
- The result must be printed and presented upon request and/or at check-in and/or to officials upon arrival
- The result must be in English, French or Arabic

D) Exemptions
- Children under 11 years old are exempt
- Moroccan citizens in possession of a Moroccan Vaccine Passport certificate are exempt from the testing requirement
- Those travelling from countries under category A are exempt from the testing requirement provided they can prove a COVID-19 vaccination certificate stating they are fully vaccinated.
(Until further notice)
Quarantine requirements
Those travelling from categories listed under category B must undergo a mandatory quarantine of ten days.
(Until further notice)
Declarations
All travellers are required to fill in a Public Health Passenger Form and provide a printed copy upon arrival available at: http://www.onda.ma/form.php
(Until further notice)
Transit
Passengers transiting Moroccan airports do not have to comply with testing requirements, but need to ensure that the transit period does not exceed 24 hours.
(Until further notice)
Summary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
Are there any other restrictions? Yes
(Until further notice)
OutboundThe border crossings between Morocco and Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla are closed. However, passage of foreign nationals (Schengen area/EU citizens and residents) into the enclaves to transit into Spain is permitted. Travellers have to prove that they are returning to their place of residence. The viability of this mode of travel is at the discretion of the border authorities and therefore travellers are advised to contact their diplomatic representation for further information.

There are no testing requirements for travellers leaving the country.
(until further notice)
The country’s southern border is closed.
(Until further notice)
Summary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any exit restrictions? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any quarantine requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticInternal restrictions

A state of emergency is in place at least until 10 July.
(Ends 10 July 2021)
A nationwide curfew is in place from 23.00 to 04.30. Citizens in possession of a Moroccan vaccine passport certificate are exempt from the curfew. Restaurants, cafes and stores close from 23.00. Theatres, cinemas, cultural centres, libraries, museums are allowed to reopen at limited capacity. Gatherings are allowed up to 50 people indoors and 100 outdoors. The wearing of masks is mandatory in all public places. Non-compliance is punishable.
(Ends 10 July 2021)
Summary
• Is a state of emergency in place? Yes
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? No
• Can businesses operate? Restricted
• Are there restrictions on internal travel? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? Yes
(Ends 10 July 2021)
Planned changes and internal conditionsSummary - Changes to the following measures:
• Border restrictions? No
• Entry restrictions? No
• Testing requirements? No
• Quarantine requirements? No
• Vaccination requirements? No
• Transit restrictions? No
• COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Internal restrictions? No
• Outbound restrictions? No
• Other restrictions? No
(Ends 10 July 2021)

23 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Morocco

COVID-19 information for Morocco

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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Petty crime is the main risk facing foreign travellers, particularly in urban areas. Violent crime against foreigners remains unusual. Mugging, mobile telephone theft and bag-snatching can be problems in Casablanca in particular, while pickpocketing is widespread in areas that tourists frequent. There is a credible risk of terrorist attacks by Islamist militants on government targets or places popular with tourists.

The production and smuggling of drugs underpin the informal economy and fuel crime in the northern Rif area, where under-development also occasionally triggers bouts of social unrest. Nevertheless, the security environment is more problematic in the Southern provinces, and while travel to Moroccan-administered areas is unrestricted, foreign business activities are confined to the capital Laayoune, Bu Craa and Dakhla. Travel outside these towns should be undertaken only with the knowledge of the UN peacekeeping mission.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Morocco
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for most travellers and expatriates,
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PolioTravellers from polio-affected countries are
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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