While Moroccans and French people residing in Morocco can observe self-isolation at home on arrival, French people on vacation in Morocco must carry out a 10-day quarantine at the hotel at their own expense. Find the entry conditions to Morocco and the latest Covid news for this summer 2021.
Morocco has tightened the entry conditions into its territory for several countries by updating its list of category B countries. Since mid-July, travelers vaccinated from France must present a complete vaccination certificate (the certificate of vaccination is considered complete after two weeks of the administration of the 2nd dose of the vaccine or the single dose), a negative PCR test less than 48 hours before the embarkation date and a completed and signed health form. For travelers who have not been vaccinated (or who have only received a single dose on the date of departure) from France, two scenarios exist depending on your situation:
• Moroccans and French residents in Morocco must observe on their arrival in Morocco a 5-day home self-isolation, with a screening test (rapid antigen or PCR) on the 5th day. They must present upon boarding a negative PCR test less than 48 hours before the boarding date, a sworn declaration completed and signed, mentioning the commitment to self-isolation at home for 5 days, with a test screening (rapid antigen or PCR) on the 5th day and a completed and signed health form.
• French people (and other foreigners) passing through Morocco will have to carry out a controlled quarantine of 10 days on their arrival in Morocco, at their expense, in one of the structures previously designated by the Moroccan authorities, with a PCR control test in 9th day. They must present upon boarding a negative PCR test less than 48 hours before the boarding date, a sworn declaration completed and signed for a 10-day confinement, proof of reservation confirming payment in one of the hotels designated by the Moroccan authorities for a 10-day confinement and a completed and signed health form (issued by the Moroccan authorities on board the plane or on arrival on Moroccan territory).
Following the update of the conditions of access to the national territory through the inclusion of three new countries in list B (France, Spain and Portugal), Royal Air Maroc is mobilizing in favor of the passengers concerned by providing more flexibility to the passengers. tickets to and from these countries by offering impacted customers. A change of flight date is therefore free at the same destination until September 30, 2021.
Operation Marhaba 2021 began on June 15, the day of the reopening of Morocco's maritime and air borders, thus allowing the arrival of Moroccans Residing Abroad (MRE) by sea. Be careful, however, the only maritime links provided for Morocco this summer 2021 depart from France (Sète, Marseille), Italy (Genoa) or Portugal (Portimao), with a total of 650,000 passengers and 180,000 vehicles expected during the summer period. A second PCR test will be carried out on board the ferries. Land borders remain closed. A curfew from 11 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. is still in force in Morocco and the wearing of a mask remains compulsory. Gatherings are authorized, within the limit of 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors.
Are Morocco's borders open?
After months of a state of emergency and a stop to tourism in order to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, Morocco reopened its air borders in mid-June 2021 Attention, France has officially moved to the list of countries of category B, whose travelers are subject to severe restrictions. Fully vaccinated travelers must present their certificate and a negative PCR test carried out less than 48 hours before boarding.
As for travelers not fully vaccinated or not vaccinated at all, they are required to present a negative PCR test of less than 48 hours and to carry out a controlled quarantine of 10 days, to be carried out in one of the structures previously designated by local authorities. A new PCR test must be performed on the ninth day to authorize the release from quarantine. Foreigners residing in Morocco from countries on the "B" list, and who are concerned by confinement, are called upon to isolate themselves at home once in Morocco for 5 days, with a screening test on the 5th day. Children under 11 are exempt from the PCR test. Maritime links between France and Morocco have been re-established as part of the "Marhaba 2021" operation. Land borders remain closed.
Morocco imposes a quarantine on tourists strange rs?
Flights from and to Morocco have gradually resumed since mid-June according to a classification of countries in two lists (A and B). Passengers coming from countries on list B, in which France has appeared since July 14, must present their certificate as well as a negative PCR test carried out less than 48 hours before boarding if they are fully vaccinated or present a PCR test negative less than 48 hours and carry out a controlled quarantine of 10 days if they are not fully vaccinated or not vaccinated at all. Foreigners residing in Morocco from countries on the "B" list, and who are concerned by confinement, are called upon to isolate themselves at home once in Morocco for 5 days, with a screening test on the 5th day.
Is there a curfew in place in Morocco?
A curfew is in effect in Morocco from 11 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Gatherings and activities bringing together less than 50 people in confined spaces and less than 100 people in the open air are authorized. Party rooms must not exceed 50% of their capacity, without however accommodating more than 100 people. Wearing a mask is compulsory throughout the Kingdom.
Are restaurants, bars, shops and museums open in Morocco?
Morocco has relaxed several restrictions related to Covid-19 on travel. It is now allowed to travel without restrictions at the national level. Restaurants, cinemas and theaters, as well as public swimming pools, have reopened again. Wearing a compulsory mask remains compulsory and police checks have been stepped up in recent weeks in various cities across the country.
Are the beaches accessible in Morocco?
All the beaches in Morocco are officially authorized for the summer season, while respecting physical distancing. Club Med reopened its Marrakech club on June 12 and the Yasmina club in Cabo Negro near Tangier on June 26.
Which airline to fly to Morocco with this summer 2021?
Flights will be operated in both directions (France-Morocco and Morocco-France) since the reopening of Morocco's borders on June 15 by French and Moroccan airlines which should be contacted for all reservations and information. It is therefore no longer necessary to go through the French consulates to travel by plane. The companies Transavia, Ai France, Royal Air Maroc, Ryanair and TUI fly have put on sale plane tickets to Morocco since mid-June and for the entire summer period.
For its part, Air France offers flights to Agadir, Marrakech, Rabat and Tangier from Roissy and Orly in July-August. From its bases in Paris, Nantes, Lyon and Montpellier, Transavia serves the main Moroccan airports with 14 routes including Agadir, Casablanca, Marrakech and Tangier. For its part, the company TUI fly announces that it will serve 7 cities in Morocco from Lille, including 2 new tourist destinations: Tangier and Fez.