COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: November 23, 2021 *** Effective November 8, 2021, all foreign national air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States. Vaccines accepted will include those FDA approved or authorized, as well as …

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Health Alert – U.S. Consulate General Casablanca, Morocco

Location: Worldwide: Event: On October 25, President Biden announced the United States will adopt a global air travel policy.  This policy prioritizes public health, protecting U.S. citizens and residents as well as those who come to visit us.  Effective November 8 all non-citizen, nonimmigrant (not a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or traveling to …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Consulate General Casablanca, Morocco

Location: Announced cities include, but may not be limited to, Casablanca, Marrakech, Oujda, Rabat, and Tangiers.  Event:  Demonstrations against vaccine passes are being planned for 4:00 pm on Sunday, October 31.  As the demonstrations are not approved by the Government of Morocco, there is a heightened chance of public disturbances. Actions to Take: Avoid the area of …

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Security Alert: U.S. Consulate General, Casablanca

Location: Morocco Event: U.S. citizens are urged to be cautious and vigilant when living and traveling abroad given the potential threat of terrorist attacks and extremist action against U.S. citizens and interests.  As the 20th anniversary of September 11th approaches, the possibility for violence overseas may increase. Locations where crowds gather such as hotels, restaurants, …

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Travel Advisory: CDC Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Morocco

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a  Level 4  Travel Health Notice for Morocco due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country. Based on the CDC Travel Health Notice, the Department of State has issued a “ Level 4: Do Not Travel ” Travel Advisory for Morocco. Your risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may …

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Health Alert: CDC Issues Level 3 Travel Health Notice on Morocco; New Curfew Hours

On August 2, 2021, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a  Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Morocco  (raising the level from Level 2) due to COVID-19, indicating a high level of COVID-19 in the country.  The risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe symptoms may be lower for those who are fully vaccinated. The Government of Morocco …

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Health Alert: Nationwide Curfew and Ramadan Information

The Government of Morocco has extended the country’s “Health State of Emergency” until May 10, 2021.  The Government of Morocco has also announced a nation-wide curfew for the period of Ramadan from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. The U.S. Mission in Morocco would like to remind Americans to remain vigilant while shopping and driving over …

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Demonstration Alert – Bab al Had Square in Rabat

April 6, 2021 Location:  Rabat Event:  There is a large demonstration taking place now in the vicinity of Bab al Had Square in Rabat.  Law enforcement is directing the crowd south on Avenue Hassan II.  Expect traffic congestion in the surrounding area.  The situation could become unsettled with little notice, so U.S. Embassy employees have been …

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Health Alert: Morocco Suspends all Flights to/from France and Spain

The Government of Morocco has announced that all flights to/from France and Spain are suspended beginning March 30, 2021.  Based on Moroccan Government criteria, authorities could put into place with little notice additional restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19, such as further flight suspensions to and from other destinations including, potentially, the United States.  …

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Health Alert: European Flight Suspensions and Disruptions to International Travel

The U.S. Consulate General reminds U.S. citizens that the Government of Morocco continues to operate under a Health State of Emergency.  During this time, authorities may put into place with little notice restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19.  These measures may include border closures and/or flight suspensions. As of February 25, the Government …

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Health Alert: Nationwide Curfew Beginning December 23

The Government of Morocco has announced additional restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19.  The measures will take effect on Wednesday, December 23 and will remain in place for three weeks. The new measures include the following: A nationwide curfew between the hours of 9:00 pm and 6:00 am; A daily closing time for restaurants, cafes, shops, …

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Health Alert: Health State of Emergency Extended Until January 10

The Government of Morocco has extended the country’s “Health State of Emergency” until January 10. 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 (which includes U.S citizens) with reservations with Moroccan hotels or travel agencies and business persons …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Resumption of Appointments for Certain Consular Services

Event:   The U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca has ended its temporary suspension of appointments for passports, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, notarial services, and certain immigrant visas.  Previously scheduled appointments for these services will resume on November 19, 2020.  We will be rescheduling appointments that had been scheduled for November 13, 16, and 17.  We …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Temporary Suspension of Routine Consular Services

Event: The U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca has temporarily suspended all routine consular appointments.  As we all work together to combat the spread of the coronavirus, ensuring the health of our staff and visitors is our primary concern.  We hope to resume routine services soon, but are unable to provide a specific date for the …

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Health Alert: Health State of Emergency Extended Until December 10, 2020

The Government of Morocco has extended the country’s “Health State of Emergency” until December 10, 2020. 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 (which includes U.S. citizens) with reservations with Moroccan hotels or travel agencies and business …

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Health Alert: Health State of Emergency Extended Until November 10; Special Operation Flights Continue

The Government of Morocco has extended the country’s “Health State of Emergency” until November 10. U.S. citizens should continue to be aware that regional or local authorities may put into place (sometimes with little notice) travel or other restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19.  The city of Casablanca has a curfew in place …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By

If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – but you can get assistance in requesting and returning your absentee ballot.  Many states require …

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Health Alert: Health State of Emergency Extended Until October 10; Special Operation Flights Continue

The Government of Morocco has extended the country’s “Health State of Emergency” until October 10. U.S. citizens should be aware that regional or local authorities may put into place (sometimes with little notice) travel or other restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19.  The city of Casablanca currently has a curfew in place from 10:00 …

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Health Alert: Health State of Emergency Extended Until September 10

The Government of Morocco has extended the country’s “Health State of Emergency” until September 10.  The country continues to classify regions as Zone 1 (less restricted movements and activities) or Zone 2 (greater restrictions on movements and activities). U.S. citizens should monitor social media and local press reports for more information regarding your specific location/zone.  …

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Health Alert:  Special Operation Flights Continue

As a reminder, the Government of Morocco has extended the country’s “Health State of Emergency” until August 10 as part of its emergency measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.  Foreign citizens in the country without a visa who were unable to depart Morocco within the normal 90-day limit will be permitted to exit without …

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HEALTH ALERT: Health State of Emergency Extended until August 10; Moroccan Special Operation Flights to Begin July 15

The Government of Morocco has extended the country’s “Health State of Emergency” until August 10 as part of its emergency measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.  The country continues its phased deconfinement strategy, classifying each region as Zone 1 (less restricted movements and activities) or Zone 2 (greater restrictions on movements and activities).  On July 13, …

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HEALTH ALERT: July 15 Special Repatriation Flight // Deconfinement Phase II

As a reminder, the Government of Morocco has extended the country’s “Health State of Emergency” until July 10 as part of its emergency measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.  All regularly scheduled commercial flights to and from Morocco remain suspended.  The Government of Morocco has not announced when it will allow international flights to resume …

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Health Alert:  Health State of Emergency Extended until July 10

The Government of Morocco has ​extended the country’s “Health State of Emergency” until July 10 as part of its emergency measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. The government also announced the gradual resumption of a limited number of commercial activities.  It classified each region ​of Morocco into Zone 1 and Zone 2, with Zone 1 allowing more …

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U.S. Special Repatriation Flight to Washington, D.C.

U.S. SPECIAL REPATRIATION FLIGHT TO WASHINGTON, DC (THROUGH IRELAND) – FRIDAY, JUNE 19 AT 2:00 PM As part of the Government of Morocco’s emergency response to COVID-19, all regularly scheduled commercial flights to and from Morocco remain suspended.  At this time, the U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca is arranging an additional special repatriation flight for U.S. citizens …

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U.S. Special Repatriation Flight To Washington, DC

(THROUGH IRELAND) – FRIDAY, JUNE 12 AT 2:00 PM As part of the Government of Morocco’s emergency response to COVID-19, all regularly scheduled commercial flights to and from Morocco remain suspended. At this time, the U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca is arranging an additional special repatriation flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents …

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Health Alert: Health State of Emergency Extended until June 10

The Government of Morocco has announced that the country’s “Health State of Emergency” has been extended and will remain in effect until June 10 as part of its emergency measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.  During this period, movement during the day should be limited to work, grocery shopping, medical care, purchasing medicine/medical supplies, …

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Message for U.S. Citizens:  Ramadan Observance in Morocco

Message for U.S. Citizens:  Ramadan Observance in Morocco Morocco is expected to begin celebrating Ramadan on Friday, April 24.  During this holy month, Muslims abstain from food, drink (including water), and smoking during daylight hours.  While non-Muslims are not obligated to follow these rules, they should be mindful of cultural expectations when in public. The …

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ALERT: U.S. SPECIAL EVACUATION FLIGHT TO LONDON – FRIDAY, MAY 1 AT 4:00 PM

As part of its emergency response to COVID-19, the Government of Morocco has announced that all regularly scheduled commercial flights to and from Morocco are suspended until at least May 31.   At this time, the U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca is arranging a special evacuation flight for remaining U.S. citizens and, space permitting, U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents …

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Health Alert:  Health State of Emergency Extended until May 20

The Government of Morocco has announced that the country’s “Health State of Emergency” has been extended and will remain in effect until May 20 as part of its emergency measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.  During this period, movement during the day should be limited to work, grocery shopping, medical care, purchasing medicine/medical supplies, and emergency …

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HEALTH ALERT: URGENT – CONFIRM YOUR INTEREST IN A FINAL​ POTENTIAL SPECIAL EVACUATION FLIGHT ​FOR U.S. CITIZENS

The U.S. Mission to Morocco ​continues to explore all options for U.S. citizens ​and Lawful Permanent Residents remaining in Morocco who wish to return to the United States, including a potential special ​ evacuation flight from Casablanca to London mid-to-late this week.  If the flight is finalized, U.S. citizens will be required to pay up front the cost …

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Health Alert: Urgent – Confirm Your Interest In A Final​potential Special Evacuation Flight ​for U.s. Citizens

The U.S. Mission to Morocco ​continues to explore all options for U.S. citizens ​and Lawful Permanent Residents remaining in Morocco who wish to return to the United States, including a potential special ​ evacuation flight from Casablanca to London mid-to-late this week.  If the flight is finalized, U.S. citizens will be required to pay up front the cost …

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Health Alert: Moroccan Pharmacies Remain Open

As a reminder, the Government of Morocco has announced a “Health State of Emergency,” which will remain in effect until April 20, as part of its emergency measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. During this period, movement during the day should be limited to work, shopping, medical care, purchasing medicine/medical supplies, and emergency situations …

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Health Alert: Health State of Emergency in effect until April 20

The Government of Morocco has announced that the country’s “Health State of Emergency” will remain in effect until April 20, as part of its emergency measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.  During this period, movement during the day should be limited to work, shopping, medical care, purchasing medicine/medical supplies, and emergency situations only.  Train and …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Reminder Moroccan Government’s Health Alert Remains In Effect (March 21, 2020)

The Moroccan Government’s Health Alert remains in effect. Movement during the day should be limited to work, shopping, medical care, purchasing medicine/medical supplies, and emergency situations only. During the 6 PM to 6 AM curfew, movement restrictions will be strictly enforced. Travelers should expect to be stopped and questioned by police if transiting during these hours.

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rabat, Morocco (March 20, 2020) 

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rabat, Morocco (March 20, 2020) Location:  Morocco Event:   The Government of Morocco has implemented measures to limit the spread of COVID-19: a “Health State of Emergency” will take effect as of Friday, March 20 at 6:00 p.m. until further notice. The Morocco Ministry of Health confirmed 66 cases of COVID-19 in the country. This includes a curfew between the hours of 6:00 pm and 6:00 …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Final Charter Flight Departing Morocco in Advance of Indefinite Moroccan Airspace Closure

In the Department of State’s March 19, 2020 COVID-19 Update, the Department of State advised U.S. citizens to  avoid all international travel at this time due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Moroccan airspace will close indefinitely on Sunday morning March 22.  We strongly encourage U.S. citizens to depart Morocco. The U.S. Mission to Morocco coordinated charter flights on …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Special Flights Leaving Marrakech on Friday to the United States (March 20, 2020)

We recognize this has been a challenging period for many of our fellow Americans, particularly those of you seeking to depart Morocco. The Department of State and the U.S. Mission to Morocco have arranged special chartered flights for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents departing Marrakech International Airport on Friday, March 20, 2020, beginning …

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Health Alert – U.S. Consulate General Casablanca, Morocco

Location:  Morocco, countrywide Event:  The Government of Morocco has announced the closure of all international travel in and out of Morocco.  The U.S. Embassy and Consulate General are exploring all options for U.S. citizens who remain in Morocco. British Airways, Easy Jet, Ryan Air, and TUI may be flying a limited number of emergency commercial flights this …

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Health Alert – U.S. Consulate General Casablanca, Morocco

Health Alert – U.S. Consulate General Casablanca, Morocco March 15, 2020 Location:  Morocco, countrywide Event:  The government of Morocco has announced the closure of all international travel in and out of Morocco.  The U.S. Embassy and Consulate General understand the challenges the rapidly evolving international response to the COVID-19 pandemic has caused U.S. citizens seeking to return …

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Health Alert – U.S. Consulate General Casablanca, Morocco

Location:  Morocco, countrywide Event:  The Department of State has advised U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19. For more information, see the Department’s  Global Health Advisory . To contain the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Morocco has cancelled most flights between Morocco and European cities.  Morocco has suspended all flights to Algeria, Belgium, …

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Morocco Security Alert – Holiday Security (December 20, 2019)

Location: Morocco, countrywide Event: During the holiday season, security measures around the world remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by violent extremist ideology. Potential targets for terrorist activity include tourist locations, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, schools, hotels, movie theaters, transportation hubs, and public …

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Voting in the 2020 U.S. Elections

Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to FVAP.gov to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to vote, request a ballot, and more.  Once you confirm your registration, follow a few simple steps to vote in the …

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Morocco Security Alert – tensions in Iraq and the region (January 3, 2020)

Location: Morocco, countrywide Event: Due to heightened tensions in Iraq and the region, the U.S. Embassy in Rabat and the U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca strongly encourage U.S. citizens to maintain a high level of vigilance and practice good situational awareness. While we are not aware of specific, credible threats against U.S. citizens in Morocco …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Consulate Casablanca (January 30, 2020 )

Demonstrations Against the U.S. Middle East Peace Plan Location: Casablanca, Morocco – Area near the U.S. Consulate General Event: Demonstrations against the U.S. Middle East Peace Plan are expected to take place in Casablanca around 7:00 PM on Thursday, January 30 in the vicinity of the U.S. Consulate General. The Consulate General has advised its …

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Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Casablanca, Morocco

Location:  Morocco, countrywide Event:  Due to heightened tensions in Iraq and the region, the U.S. Embassy in Rabat and the U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca strongly encourage U.S. citizens to maintain a high level of vigilance and practice good situational awareness. While we are not aware of specific, credible threats against U.S. citizens in Morocco …

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Security Alert – U.S. Mission to Morocco (May 8, 2018)

Location: Morocco Event: The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children. Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings. In the past they have used knives, guns, and vehicles as ramming devices. They may target schools, hospitals, churches, tourist locations, transportation hubs, and other public …

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Fraud Alert

The U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Inspector General continues to receive credible information that bad actors are targeting vendors overseas in an effort to defraud foreign businesses.  The current scheme, affecting posts in the Bureaus of Near Eastern and African Affairs, involves unknown individuals purporting to be contracting officials from Department posts who …

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