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Morocco travel restrictions

Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no
Airlines Updates

07.07.2020 Royal Air Maroc as of last week filed service changes for the month of July and August 2020, regarding its International operation. As of 03JUL20, the oneWorld carrier intends to resume International service as early as 11JUL20, however this remains subject to change.

Upon service resumption, the airline will operate following routes with reduced frequencies until 31AUG20 (frequency comparison is based on OAG schedules as of 03JUL20 vs 05APR20, for July and August). Schedules on/after 01SEP20 is pending. Various travel restrictions will impact the airline’s planned operation.

Agadir – Paris Orly Reduce from 8 to 7 weekly
Al Hoceima – Amsterdam eff 29JUL20 1 weekly
Al Hoceima – Brussels eff 28JUL20 1 weekly
Casablanca – Abidjan Reduce from 14 to 7 weekly
Casablanca – Accra eff 01AUG20 Reduce from 9 to 5 weekly
Casablanca – Algiers 7 weekly
Casablanca – Amsterdam Reduce from 7 to 5 weekly
Casablanca – Bamako eff 31JUL20 Reduce from 11 to 7 weekly
Casablanca – Banjul Reduce from 6-7 weekly to 4-5 weekly
Casablanca – Barcelona Reduce from 14 to 7 weekly
Casablanca – Beirut eff 01AUG20 5 weekly
Casablanca – Bissau – Praia – Casablanca 2 weekly
Casablanca – Bologna Reduce from 14 to 7 weekly
Casablanca – Bordeaux Reduce from 7 to 4 weekly
Casablanca – Brazzaville – Kinshasa – Casablanca Reduce from 3 to 2 weekly
Casablanca – Brussels Reduce from 14 to 7 weekly
Casablanca – Cairo eff 01AUG20 12 weekly
Casablanca – Conakry Reduce from 10 to 5 weekly
Casablanca – Cotonou – Lome – Casablanca 5 weekly terminator service each to Cotonou and Lome during peak season consolidated to 3 weekly triangle service
Casablanca – Dakar Reduce from 10 to 7 weekly
Casablanca – Douala – Bangui – Casablanca Reduce from 3 to 2 weekly
Casablanca – Douala – Yaounde – Casablanca 2 weekly
Casablanca – Frankfurt Reduce from 7 to 5 weekly
Casablanca – Freetown Reduce from 4 to 2 weekly
Casablanca – Geneva Reduce from 11 to 7 weekly
Casablanca – Gran Canaria 3 weekly
Casablanca – Istanbul 7 weekly
Casablanca – Jeddah eff 02AUG20 4-6 weekly (787-8 in August)
Casablanca – Jeddah – Riyadh – Casablanca eff 08AUG20 1 weekly (787-8 in August)
Casablanca – Kinshasa – Brazzaville – Casablanca Reduce from 4 to 1 weekly
Casablanca – Lagos Reduce from 12 to 5 weekly
Casablanca – Lisbon Reduce from 13 to 4 weekly
Casablanca – London Heathrow 9 weekly
Casablanca – Lyon Reduce from 13 to 7 weekly
Casablanca – Madrid Reduce from 14 to 7 weekly
Casablanca – Malaga Reduce from 12 to 5 weekly
Casablanca – Marseille Reduce from 14 to 7 weekly
Casablanca – Milan Malpensa Reduce from 14 to 7 weekly
Casablanca – Monrovia Reduce from 4 to 2 weekly
Casablanca – Montpellier 2 weekly
Casablanca – Montreal Reduce from 12 to 7 weekly (787-8/-9)
Casablanca – Moscow Domodedovo Reduce from 3 to 2 weekly
Casablanca – Nantes Reduce from 7 to 4 weekly
Casablanca – New York JFK Reduce from 14 to 7 weekly (787-8/-9)
Casablanca – Niamey Reduce from 5 to 3 weekly
Casablanca – Nice Reduce from 6 to 4 weekly
Casablanca – Nouakchott eff 15JUL20 7 weekly
Casablanca – Ouagadougou Reduce from 7 to 3 weekly
Casablanca – Paris CDG Reduce from 14 to 7 weekly
Casablanca – Paris Orly Reduce from 51 to 28 weekly (From 26JUL20, 787-8/-9 operates 3 times weekly)
Casablanca – Praia eff 30JUL20 2 weekly
Casablanca – Praia – Bissau – Casablanca eff 29JUL20 3 weekly
Casablanca – Rome Reduce from 10 to 5 weekly
Casablanca – Strasbourg 2 weekly
Casablanca – Tenerife South 3 weekly
Casablanca – Toulouse Reduce from 8 to 4 weekly
Casablanca – Tunis Reduce from 14 to 7 weekly
Casablanca – Turin Reduce from 4 to 3 weekly
Casablanca – Valencia Reduce from 7 to 3 weekly
Casablanca – Venice Reduce from 4 to 3 weekly
Casablanca – Washington Dulles Reduce from 5 to 3 weekly (787-8)
Fez – Paris Orly Reduce from 6 to 3 weekly
Laayoune – Gran Canaria/Las Palmas eff 03AUG20 6 weekly
Marrakech – Paris Orly Reduce from 12 to 7 weekly
Nador – Amsterdam 3 weekly
Nador – Brussels 3 weekly
Nador – Dusseldorf 1 weekly
Nador – Frankfurt 1 weekly
Oujda – Amsterdam 2 weekly
Oujda – Brussels 1 weekly
Oujda – Paris Orly Reduce from 11 to 7 weekly
Rabat – Paris Orly Reduce from 14 to 7 weekly
Tangier – Amsterdam 2 weekly
Tangier – Gibraltar 2 weekly
Tangier – Paris Orly Reduce from 6 to 3 weekly

Following service tentatively to resume on 01SEP20.
06.07.2020 Air Arabia Maroc in late-June 2020 resumed scheduled passenger service, initially operating on domestic routes. Planned operation between 26JUN20 and 31JUL20 as follows.

Agadir – Fez eff 26JUN20 2 weekly (3 weekly from 16JUL20)
Agadir – Rabat eff 26JUN20 3 weekly (4 weekly from 17JUL20)
Agadir – Tangier eff 26JUN20 4 weekly
Marrakech – Dakhla eff 28JUN20 2 weekly (3 weekly from 17JUL20)
Marrakech – Fez eff 12JUL20 4 weekly (6 weekly from 20JUL20)
Marrakech – Tangier eff 28JUN20 3 weekly (6 weekly from 14JUL20)
Nador – Tangier eff 11JUL20 2 weekly
Published on 30.06.2020
Royal Air Maroc July 2020 domestic network as of 30JUN20

Published on 24.06.2020
Air Arabia Morocco Details Plan for Domestic Flight Resumption
TUIfly Maroc preliminary July/August 2020 operations as of 21JUN20

Published on 05.06.2020

Morocco’s Royal Air Maroc to resume domestic flights on June 11

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Flight Restrictions

published 26.05.2020
Flights to Morocco are suspended.
– This does not apply to VIP flights with an authorization issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Morocco.

Quarantine

Morocco will extend lockdown until May 20, the government said on Saturday (Reuters, 18.04.2020)

International restrictions: Morocco has suspended all international flights and ferries until further notice. The border crossings between Morocco and Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla are closed. However, passage of foreigners (Schengen area/EU citizens and residents) into the enclaves to transit into Spain is permitted. Travellers have to prove that they are returning into their residence. The country’s southern border is closed until further notice.

Internal restrictions: A curfew will be implemented between 19.00-05.00 (local time) from 25 April to coincide with the start of Ramadan. Until 20 May: All domestic and inter-city travel is suspended. Royal Air Maroc announced the suspension of all domestic flights. All public gatherings of more than 50 people are banned. The authorities have asked the population to self-isolate and restrict movement outside their accommodation, with the exception of work-related reasons, buying of essential commodities and medical reasons. A document is compulsory and should be carried at all times available on the Ministry’s of Interior website (in arabic). A state of sanitary emergency and internal movement restrictions are in place. Only essential movements should be authorised by the local authorities with a stamped document. Wearing a mask is compulsory for those authorised to conduct essential movement and non compliance is punished by one to three months of imprisonment.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known

Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Other country requirement(s) (2019)
An international certificate of immunization, attesting to the taking of a dose of poliomyelitis vaccine over a
period of 12 months and 4 weeks prior to departure, is required for all travellers from poliomyelitis-affected
countries.

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  • Morocco Government extends COVID-19 emergency decree until 10 August (Reuters, 09.07.2020).The government will gradually reopen its air and maritime borders (borders with Spain closed) on 14 July. (AP, 09.07.2020). Spain will only open its borders with Morocco if there is a reciprocal agreement to let people from Spain enter the North African country. (Reuters, 30.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    All commercial flights to or from Morocco have now been suspended. This does not apply to VIP flights with an authorization issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Morocco. Passenger ferry links between Morocco and Spain and Gibraltar have also been suspended. The Government of Morocco has not announced when it will allow international commercial flights or ferries to resume. The land border between Algeria and Morocco is closed. The border between Spain and Morocco could be closed until winter 2020. If arriving by private boat, you must enter the country at a recognised port of entry. Entry through other ports will be considered illegal.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    On 9 June, the Moroccan Government announced a further extension to the State of Health Emergency until 10 July, along with details of its strategy for easing restrictive measures. The strategy, which came into effect from 11 June, categorises provinces/prefectures in Morocco into two zones according to the pandemic situation in each province/prefecture. The wearing of face masks in public spaces remains mandatory. Cafes and restaurants permitted to serve on site, as long as they do not exceed 50% capacity; Resumption of commercial activities in shopping centres, and malls; Resumption of public transport between cities (road and rail); Resumption of domestic flights; Opening of gyms, hammams, hair and beauty salons (50% capacity); Ending of requirement for all commercial activities to finish at 8pm.
    Zone 1: Freedom of movement between regions in Zone 1 (ID is required); Reopening of beaches, provided that social distancing measures are respected (1 metre); Reopening of outdoor sports grounds, public parks and public spaces; Opening of domestic tourist establishments e.g. hotels (50% capacity). Zone 2: Travel/movement within the province or the prefecture without the need for a movement authorisation form; Requirement of a movement authorisation form from the local authorities in order to leave your province or prefecture; Reopening of outdoor parks and public spaces; Individual outdoor sports (such as walking, running, cycling) permitted. If you need to obtain an “exceptional certificate of movement”, you will need to: visit this Moroccan Ministry of Interior website, and download the certificate. This is an official certificate and exists only in Arabic; complete the certificate with the necessary details of movement, and sign it; give it the nearest local government representative to countersign it, carry the authorised certificate with you. If you do not read/write Arabic, you may wish to ask hotel staff or a trusted local companion to assist you with completing the certificate. Failing to respect the rules can lead to a prison sentence of up to three months or a fine of up to MAD 1300.

    *****

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Government to begin easing COVID-19 lockdown measures, will lift State of Emergency on 10 July (Reuters, 09.06.2020) The country announced the resumption of domestic flights. Transport activities, according to the statement will reopen, according to specific conditions. (MWN, 21.06.2020)
    Al-Boraq high-speed rail services have resumed operations on Thursday, 25 June, as the country enters Phase 2. (Media, 25.06.2020)

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    09.07.2020
  • Morocco Spain will only open its borders with Morocco if there is a reciprocal agreement to let people from Spain enter the North African country. (Reuters, 30.06.2020) Spanish government plans to reopen its borders with Morocco on 1 July. Morocco expected to keep its borders closed until winter (Morocco World News, 29.06.2020).

    *****

    International restrictions:

    All commercial flights to or from Morocco have now been suspended. This does not apply to VIP flights with an authorization issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Morocco. Passenger ferry links between Morocco and Spain and Gibraltar have also been suspended. The Government of Morocco has not announced when it will allow international commercial flights or ferries to resume. The land border between Algeria and Morocco is closed. The border between Spain and Morocco could be closed until winter 2020. If arriving by private boat, you must enter the country at a recognised port of entry. Entry through other ports will be considered illegal.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    On 9 June, the Moroccan Government announced a further extension to the State of Health Emergency until 10 July, along with details of its strategy for easing restrictive measures. The strategy, which came into effect from 11 June, categorises provinces/prefectures in Morocco into two zones according to the pandemic situation in each province/prefecture. The wearing of face masks in public spaces remains mandatory. Cafes and restaurants permitted to serve on site, as long as they do not exceed 50% capacity; Resumption of commercial activities in shopping centres, and malls; Resumption of public transport between cities (road and rail); Resumption of domestic flights; Opening of gyms, hammams, hair and beauty salons (50% capacity); Ending of requirement for all commercial activities to finish at 8pm.
    Zone 1: Freedom of movement between regions in Zone 1 (ID is required); Reopening of beaches, provided that social distancing measures are respected (1 metre); Reopening of outdoor sports grounds, public parks and public spaces; Opening of domestic tourist establishments e.g. hotels (50% capacity). Zone 2: Travel/movement within the province or the prefecture without the need for a movement authorisation form; Requirement of a movement authorisation form from the local authorities in order to leave your province or prefecture; Reopening of outdoor parks and public spaces; Individual outdoor sports (such as walking, running, cycling) permitted. If you need to obtain an “exceptional certificate of movement”, you will need to: visit this Moroccan Ministry of Interior website, and download the certificate. This is an official certificate and exists only in Arabic; complete the certificate with the necessary details of movement, and sign it; give it the nearest local government representative to countersign it, carry the authorised certificate with you. If you do not read/write Arabic, you may wish to ask hotel staff or a trusted local companion to assist you with completing the certificate. Failing to respect the rules can lead to a prison sentence of up to three months or a fine of up to MAD 1300.

    *****

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Government to begin easing COVID-19 lockdown measures, will lift State of Emergency on 10 July (Reuters, 09.06.2020) The country announced the resumption of domestic flights. Transport activities, according to the statement will reopen, according to specific conditions. (MWN, 21.06.2020)
    Al-Boraq high-speed rail services have resumed operations on Thursday, 25 June, as the country enters Phase 2. (Media, 25.06.2020)

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    30.06.2020
  • Morocco Al-Boraq high-speed rail services have resumed operations on Thursday, 25 June, as the country enters Phase 2. (Media, 25.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    All commercial flights to or from Morocco have now been suspended. This does not apply to VIP flights with an authorization issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Morocco. Passenger ferry links between Morocco and Spain and Gibraltar have also been suspended. The Government of Morocco has not announced when it will allow international commercial flights or ferries to resume. The land border between Algeria and Morocco is closed. The border between Spain and Morocco could be closed until winter 2020. If arriving by private boat, you must enter the country at a recognised port of entry. Entry through other ports will be considered illegal.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Government to begin easing COVID-19 lockdown measures, will lift State of Emergency on 10 July (Reuters, 09.06.2020) The country announced the resumption of domestic flights. Transport activities, according to the statement will reopen, according to specific conditions. (MWN, 21.06.2020)
    On 9 June, the Moroccan Government announced a further extension to the State of Health Emergency until 10 July, along with details of its strategy for easing restrictive measures. The strategy, which came into effect from 11 June, categorises provinces/prefectures in Morocco into two zones according to the pandemic situation in each province/prefecture. The wearing of face masks in public spaces remains mandatory. Cafes and restaurants permitted to serve on site, as long as they do not exceed 50% capacity; Resumption of commercial activities in shopping centres, and malls; Resumption of public transport between cities (road and rail); Resumption of domestic flights; Opening of gyms, hammams, hair and beauty salons (50% capacity); Ending of requirement for all commercial activities to finish at 8pm.
    Zone 1: Freedom of movement between regions in Zone 1 (ID is required); Reopening of beaches, provided that social distancing measures are respected (1 metre); Reopening of outdoor sports grounds, public parks and public spaces; Opening of domestic tourist establishments e.g. hotels (50% capacity). Zone 2: Travel/movement within the province or the prefecture without the need for a movement authorisation form; Requirement of a movement authorisation form from the local authorities in order to leave your province or prefecture; Reopening of outdoor parks and public spaces; Individual outdoor sports (such as walking, running, cycling) permitted. If you need to obtain an “exceptional certificate of movement”, you will need to: visit this Moroccan Ministry of Interior website, and download the certificate. This is an official certificate and exists only in Arabic; complete the certificate with the necessary details of movement, and sign it; give it the nearest local government representative to countersign it, carry the authorised certificate with you. If you do not read/write Arabic, you may wish to ask hotel staff or a trusted local companion to assist you with completing the certificate. Failing to respect the rules can lead to a prison sentence of up to three months or a fine of up to MAD 1300.

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    29.06.2020
  • Morocco Al-Boraq high-speed rail services have resumed operations on Thursday, 25 June, as the country enters Phase 2. (Media, 25.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    All commercial flights to or from Morocco have now been suspended. This does not apply to VIP flights with an authorization issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Morocco. Passenger ferry links between Morocco and Spain and Gibraltar have also been suspended. The Government of Morocco has not announced when it will allow international commercial flights or ferries to resume. The land border between Algeria and Morocco is closed. If arriving by private boat, you must enter the country at a recognised port of entry. Entry through other ports will be considered illegal.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    Government to begin easing COVID-19 lockdown measures, will lift State of Emergency on 10 July (Reuters, 09.06.2020) The country announced the resumption of domestic flights. Transport activities, according to the statement will reopen, according to specific conditions. (MWN, 21.06.2020)
    On 9 June, the Moroccan Government announced a further extension to the State of Health Emergency until 10 July, along with details of its strategy for easing restrictive measures. The strategy, which came into effect from 11 June, categorises provinces/prefectures in Morocco into two zones according to the pandemic situation in each province/prefecture. The wearing of face masks in public spaces remains mandatory. Cafes and restaurants permitted to serve on site, as long as they do not exceed 50% capacity; Resumption of commercial activities in shopping centres, and malls; Resumption of public transport between cities (road and rail); Resumption of domestic flights; Opening of gyms, hammams, hair and beauty salons (50% capacity); Ending of requirement for all commercial activities to finish at 8pm.
    Zone 1: Freedom of movement between regions in Zone 1 (ID is required); Reopening of beaches, provided that social distancing measures are respected (1 metre); Reopening of outdoor sports grounds, public parks and public spaces; Opening of domestic tourist establishments e.g. hotels (50% capacity). Zone 2: Travel/movement within the province or the prefecture without the need for a movement authorisation form; Requirement of a movement authorisation form from the local authorities in order to leave your province or prefecture; Reopening of outdoor parks and public spaces; Individual outdoor sports (such as walking, running, cycling) permitted. If you need to obtain an “exceptional certificate of movement”, you will need to: visit this Moroccan Ministry of Interior website, and download the certificate. This is an official certificate and exists only in Arabic; complete the certificate with the necessary details of movement, and sign it; give it the nearest local government representative to countersign it, carry the authorised certificate with you. If you do not read/write Arabic, you may wish to ask hotel staff or a trusted local companion to assist you with completing the certificate. Failing to respect the rules can lead to a prison sentence of up to three months or a fine of up to MAD 1300.

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    25.06.2020
  • Morocco The country also announced the resumption of domestic flights. Transport activities, according to the statement will reopen, according to specific conditions. (MWN, 21.06.2020)
    Government to begin easing COVID-19 lockdown measures, will lift State of Emergency on 10 July (Reuters, 09.06.2020)

    Flights to Morocco are suspended.
    – This does not apply to VIP flights with an authorization issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Morocco.

    *****

    International restrictions:

    All commercial flights to or from Morocco have now been suspended. Passenger ferry links between Morocco and Spain and Gibraltar have also been suspended. The Government of Morocco has not announced when it will allow international commercial flights or ferries to resume. The land border between Algeria and Morocco is closed. If arriving by private boat, you must enter the country at a recognised port of entry. Entry through other ports will be considered illegal.

    *****Internal Restrictions:
    The Moroccan Government announced on 9 June a further extension to the State of Health Emergency until 10 July, along with details of its strategy for easing restrictive measures. The strategy, which comes into effect from 11 June, categorises provinces/prefectures in Morocco into two zones according to the pandemic situation in each province/prefecture. Economic and industrial activities (some of which have already resumed) as well as small businesses will reopen, but restaurants and coffee shops (unless for takeaway/delivery), Turkish baths, cinemas and theatres remain closed. The wearing of face masks in public spaces remains mandatory. Zone 1: Residents of prefectures and provinces categorised as zone 1 will be allowed to move within the borders of their prefecture/province without the need to show an an exceptional certificate of movement. Public transport, hairdressing and beauty salons can operate, but will have to limit their capacity to 50%. Public parks and gardens will reopen and individual exercising (running, walking and biking) will be permitted after 11 June in zone 1 prefectures/provinces, but gatherings, including those for wedding celebrations or funerals, remain prohibited. Whilst residents of these prefectures/provinces will be permitted to circulate freely without the need for a permit, this only applies within their administrative borders. A permit will still be required to move to a different prefecture/province (even if both are categorised as zone 1. Zone 2: For residents of prefectures and provinces categorised as zone 2, an exceptional certificate of movement is still required to travel to work or go shopping. Opening hours for businesses and shops have been extended to close at 8pm. Gatherings, including for wedding celebrations or funerals, remain prohibited.
    To obtain an “exceptional certificate of movement”, download the certificate from the Moroccan Ministry of Interior website. As an official certificate, which exists only in Arabic, it needs to be completed with the necessary details of movement, signed and countersigned by the nearest local government representative. Schools, universities and all public amenities and public spaces, including theatres, cinemas, gyms and swimming pools have been shut to the general public. Restaurants and bars have been closed, but food delivery services continue to operate. The Moroccan authorities have announced that wearing a mask outside your home is now mandatory. Failing to respect the rules can lead to a prison sentence of up to three months or a fine of up to MAD 1300.

    *****Relaxation to restrictions:
    Beginning at midnight on June 24, citizens and residents of Zone 1 will face fewer restrictions on movement and enjoy reopened cafes and restaurants.
    Cafes and restaurants will be permitted to provide dine-in services so long as they operate at 50% capacity.
    The country will also allow the resumption of commercial activities in Zone 1, allowing major commercial complexes to reopen according to “specific conditions.”
    The ministries also announced the reopening of leisure and entertainment spaces, such as gyms and hammams, given that they operate at no more than 50% of their capacity.
    All audiovisual and film production activities in Morocco will re-launch.
    Highways and public roads will also reopen between cities, along with railways.
    The eased measures in Zone 1 will allow movement between cities and regions classified within the zone. Citizens and residents should carry their national electronic identity cards at all times but no longer need exceptional movement permits.
    The country will also reopen beaches, but visitors must respect social distancing.
    Sports fields will also re-open.
    Residents of Zone 1 will also be able to enjoy domestic tourism activities provided that hotels and accommodation facilities do not exceed 50% of their capacity.
    Zone 2 lockdown easing measures. The ministries provided more lockdown relaxations for Zone 2. Citizens and residents in Zone 2 provinces can move within the zone without an exceptional movement permit.
    People wishing to travel outside of Zone 2 should have a permit signed by local authorities.

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    21.06.2020
  • Morocco Government to begin easing COVID-19 lockdown measures, will lift State of Emergency on 10 July (Reuters, 09.06.2020)

    Flights to Morocco are suspended.
    – This does not apply to VIP flights with an authorization issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Morocco.

    International restrictions:

    Morocco has suspended all international flights and ferries until further notice. The border crossings between Morocco and Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla are closed. However, passage of foreigners (Schengen area/EU citizens and residents) into the enclaves to transit into Spain is permitted. Travellers have to prove that they are returning into their 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. The country’s southern border is closed until further notice.

    Internal restrictions:

    The Moroccan Government announced on 9 June a further extension to the State of Health Emergency until 10 July, along with details of its strategy for easing restrictive measures. The strategy, which comes into effect from 11 June, categorises provinces/prefectures in Morocco into two zones according to the pandemic situation in each province/prefecture. Economic and industrial activities (some of which have already resumed) as well as small businesses will reopen, but restaurants and coffee shops (unless for takeaway/delivery), Turkish baths, cinemas and theatres remain closed. The wearing of face masks in public spaces remains mandatory. Zone 1: Residents of prefectures and provinces categorised as zone 1 will be allowed to move within the borders of their prefecture/province without the need to show an an exceptional certificate of movement. Public transport, hairdressing and beauty salons can operate, but will have to limit their capacity to 50%. Public parks and gardens will reopen and individual exercising (running, walking and biking) will be permitted after 11 June in zone 1 prefectures/provinces, but gatherings, including those for wedding celebrations or funerals, remain prohibited. Whilst residents of these prefectures/provinces will be permitted to circulate freely without the need for a permit, this only applies within their administrative borders. A permit will still be required to move to a different prefecture/province (even if both are categorised as zone 1. Zone 2: For residents of prefectures and provinces categorised as zone 2, an exceptional certificate of movement is still required to travel to work or go shopping. Opening hours for businesses and shops have been extended to close at 8pm. Gatherings, including for wedding celebrations or funerals, remain prohibited.
    To obtain an “exceptional certificate of movement”, download the certificate from the Moroccan Ministry of Interior website. As an official certificate, which exists only in Arabic, it needs to be completed with the necessary details of movement, signed and countersigned by the nearest local government representative. Schools, universities and all public amenities and public spaces, including theatres, cinemas, gyms and swimming pools have been shut to the general public. Restaurants and bars have been closed, but food delivery services continue to operate. The Moroccan authorities have announced that wearing a mask outside your home is now mandatory. Failing to respect the rules can lead to a prison sentence of up to three months or a fine of up to MAD 1300.

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    11.06.2020
  • Morocco Morocco has suspended all flights to and from China, Italy, Spain, Algeria, France, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Denmark, Greece, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Jordan, Tunisia, Senegal, Mauritania, Niger, Mali, Chad, Canada, and Brazil. Cargo flights from the above countries may still enter the country.

    International restrictions:

    Morocco has suspended all international flights and ferries until further notice. The border crossings between Morocco and Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla are closed. However, passage of foreigners (Schengen area/EU citizens and residents) into the enclaves to transit into Spain is permitted. Travellers have to prove that they are returning into their 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. The country’s southern border is closed until further notice.

    Internal restrictions:

    A curfew will be implemented between 19.00-05.00 from 25 April to coincide with the start of Ramadan.A state of emergency was extended until 10 June, until when: All domestic and inter-city travel is suspended. Royal Air Maroc announced the suspension of all domestic flights. All public gatherings of more than 50 people are banned. The authorities have asked the population to self-isolate and restrict movement outside their accommodation, with the exception of work-related reasons, buying of essential commodities and medical reasons. A document is compulsory and should be carried at all times available on the Ministry of Interior website. A state of sanitary emergency and internal movement restrictions are in place. Only essential movements should be authorised by the local authorities with a stamped document. Wearing a mask is compulsory for those authorised to conduct essential movement and non-compliance is punished by one to three months of imprisonment.

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    26.05.2020
  • Morocco

    International restrictions:

    Morocco has suspended all international flights and ferries until further notice. The border crossings between Morocco and Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla are closed. However, passage of foreigners (Schengen area/EU citizens and residents) into the enclaves to transit into Spain is permitted. Travellers have to prove that they are returning into their 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. The country’s southern border is closed until further notice.

    Internal restrictions:

    A curfew will be implemented between 19.00-05.00 from 25 April to coincide with the start of Ramadan. A state of emergency was extended until 10 June, until when: All domestic and inter-city travel is suspended. Royal Air Maroc announced the suspension of all domestic flights. All public gatherings of more than 50 people are banned. The authorities have asked the population to self-isolate and restrict movement outside their accommodation, with the exception of work-related reasons, buying of essential commodities and medical reasons. A document is compulsory and should be carried at all times available on the Ministry of Interior website. A state of sanitary emergency and internal movement restrictions are in place. Only essential movements should be authorised by the local authorities with a stamped document. Wearing a mask is compulsory for those authorised to conduct essential movement and non-compliance is punished by one to three months of imprisonment.

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    19.05.2020
  • Morocco Morocco will extend lockdown until May 20, the government said on Saturday (Reuters, 18.04.2020)

    International restrictions:

    Morocco has suspended all international flights and ferries until further notice. The border crossings between Morocco and Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla are closed. However, passage of foreigners (Schengen area/EU citizens and residents) into the enclaves to transit into Spain is permitted. Travellers have to prove that they are returning into their residence. The country’s southern border is closed until further notice.

    Internal restrictions:

    A curfew will be implemented between 19.00-05.00 (local time) from 25 April to coincide with the start of Ramadan. Until 20 May: All domestic and inter-city travel is suspended. Royal Air Maroc announced the suspension of all domestic flights. All public gatherings of more than 50 people are banned. The authorities have asked the population to self-isolate and restrict movement outside their accommodation, with the exception of work-related reasons, buying of essential commodities and medical reasons. A document is compulsory and should be carried at all times available on the Ministry’s of Interior website (in arabic). A state of sanitary emergency and internal movement restrictions are in place. Only essential movements should be authorised by the local authorities with a stamped document. Wearing a mask is compulsory for those authorised to conduct essential movement and non compliance is punished by one to three months of imprisonment.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/morocco]
    [https://www.osac.gov/Content/Report/677054e5-7284-4630-9673-183851a95bd9]
    [https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening]
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