The North African country of Morocco has just announced that it will be opening its borders for tourism on September 10th. That is to say, its borders are now welcoming international travelers from 67 countries including the United States to explore this incredible country.
Based on Royal Air Maroc’s recent tweet, nationals of visa-exempt countries with an invitation from a Moroccan company or a confirmed hotel reservation can now have access to their flights to Morocco.
Who Can Travel To Morocco?
Business travelers and visitors from the following 67 visa-exempt countries who have confirmed hotel reservations may travel to Morocco:
- European Union Member Countries
- United Kingdom
- United States
- New Zealand
Are There Tests and/or Quarantine Upon Arrival?
All passengers arriving in Morocco must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result no more than 48 hours prior to departure.
There is no current requirement to quarantine in place when entering Morocco.
Other Entry Requirements
Anyone over the age of 12 wishing to arrive to Morocco will be required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test, no older than 48 hours.
Unfortunately, the tourist cities of Marrakesh, Fez, and Tangier, are still under a strict lockdown that started at the end of July and is in place until further notice. No one is permitted to leave or enter these cities unless they have prior permission from the authorities.
A mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas.
What’s Open in Morocco?
- Restaurants and cafes in most of Morocco are open but under capacity and social distancing limitations.
- Non-essential businesses and attractions in most of Morocco are open but under capacity and social distancing limitations.
In addition, authorities have banned all public gatherings and access to beaches and public spaces, such as gardens and sports centers. All shops, cafes, and commercial centers must close 2200, while restaurants must close by 2300 daily. Public transport in the two cities can only operate at 50 percent capacity. Neighborhoods within the cities that have experienced an unusual number of cases of COVID-19 will face even more severe restrictions.