COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Last updated:  June 15, 2022

*** Effective Sunday, June 12 at 12:01 a.m. EDT, the CDC rescinded its Order requiring all airline or other aircraft passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 to board any aircraft destined to the United States from a foreign country.  Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Country-Specific Information

  • The Moroccan government has put into place a “Health State of Emergency.”  If you are exhibiting signs or symptoms of COVID-19, or to find a testing site, please contact the Moroccan Ministry of Health’s hotline at +212 (0)8-01-00-47-47.  Assistance is available in English, French and Arabic.
  • International air travel to and from Morocco and ferry services have resumed.  The borders with Ceuta and Melilla are now open for travelers who do not require a visa.
  • To enter Morocco, travelers age 12+ must present:
    1. A completed passenger health form; and
    2. A vaccination pass* demonstrating that they have been fully vaccinated OR

A negative PCR test taken less than 72 hours before boarding.

*Administration of three doses or, if only two doses the administration time of the 2nd not exceeding 4 months (except for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, where a single dose is equivalent to 2 doses of the other vaccines).  Children ages 12-18 must present a valid vaccine pass demonstrating that they received two vaccine doses).  Child under 12 years are exempted from the requirements.  If vaccinated in the United States, we recommend U.S. citizens carry their white CDC card as proof of vaccination.

Note: Travelers transiting Morocco must follow the entry requirements of their final destination.

  • Travelers may wish to monitor the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website (https://www.diplomatie.ma/en) and the Ministry of Health’s website (gov.ma) for entry requirements and procedures.  Arriving passengers who test positive at the airport will be required to self-isolate at their residences at their expense and may be subject to monitoring by government authorities.
  • Health Protocols in Morocco:  Morocco requires proof of vaccination to enter most private and public establishments, including hotels, restaurants, cafes, gyms, hammams, grocery stores, and public modes of transportation. If vaccinated in Morocco, U.S. citizens should carry the vaccine pass (“pass vaccinal”) issued by the Moroccan government and available at the Ministry of Health vaccination website.  If vaccinated in the United States, we recommend U.S. citizens carry their white CDC card as proof of vaccination.  Additionally, U.S. citizens vaccinated in the United States may be able to access the Vaccination Administration Management System (VAMS) within the United States to obtain a QR code.  At this time, we cannot be certain what proof will be accepted by individual establishments. 

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Morocco? Testing is available in major cities throughout Morocco.  The cost for a PCR test is typically around 400 Dirhams, though same-day test results may cost extra. Testing is paid for by the traveler.  Test results are typically available within 24 hours and can be picked up in person at the lab or emailed to the traveler. 
    • To find a COVID-19 testing lab near you, you can search for a lab using your smartphone/computer, ask your hotel or tour operator, or contact the Moroccan Ministry of Health’s hotline at +212 (0)8-01-00-47-47. Assistance is available in English, French or Arabic.  Many labs are closed on Sundays.
  • Please note that travelers who pass through other countries while traveling between the United States and Morocco may be subject to additional COVID-19 testing or health requirements. Travelers who do not have a direct flight, should review the entry requirements listed on the COVID-19 Country Specific Information pages for each country where they will be physically present. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Morocco approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use?  Yes
  • Are vaccines available in Morocco for U.S. citizens to receive?  It depends. Citizens of the United States who are residents of Morocco may receive the vaccine under the national vaccination protocol.
  • Which vaccines are available in Morocco?  Pfizer (U.S.), AstraZeneca (UK), Sinopharm (China), and Sputnik V (Russia).
  • For information on getting vaccinated in Morocco, please contact the COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline, “Allo Liqah,” at 08-00-00-01-47 (French and Arabic) or visit their website at https://liqahcorona.ma/fr.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccinesin the United States.
  • The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas.  Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter?  Passports must have at least six months of validity at time of entry.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? It depends. A negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of boarding is required for passengers who do not have a vaccine pass demonstrating that they have been fully vaccinated (see Country-Specific Information section above). 
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? The Morocco government will conduct a health screening on travelers entering the country. Passengers may be required to submit to rapid antigen testing upon arrival in Morocco.
  • A tourist visa is not required for U.S. passport holders for stays under 90 If any traveler is questioning whether they have overstayed in Morocco, they must visit the immigration officer at the main police station where they are residing/visiting.  To resolve the overstay, the traveler may be subject to a fine and court appearance. In the past, the fines have been around a 1,000 Moroccan dirhams.  The U.S. Consulate General does not play a role in determining who has overstayed nor can we extend anyone’s stay in Morocco.

Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No
  • U.S. citizens should follow local media, be familiar with local requirements, and remember to follow the instructions of local authorities.

Quarantine Information 

  •  Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? It depends. Please see the “Country-Specific Information” section above.

Transportation Options

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Masks are required on all public transportation and in public spaces, including airports and train stations. 

Fines for Non-Compliance

  • You may be fined for non-compliance with measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Consular Operations

  • Emergency Services for U.S. Citizens:  In the event of an emergency involving a U.S. citizen in Morocco, please call 05-22-64-20-99 (dialing from Morocco) or +212-522-64-20-99 (dialing from outside Morocco) during regular business hours (08:00-17:00 M-F) and 06-61-13-19-39 (dialing from Morocco) or +212-661-13-19-39 (dialing from outside Morocco) on evenings and weekends. *Note: The American Citizen Services Unit is unable to respond to any questions pertaining to U.S. visas.
  • S. Passport Services/Consular Reports of Birth Abroad: To make an appointment for a U.S. passport renewal, please click here.  To schedule an appointment for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, please click here.  If you are a U.S. citizen who needs an emergency passport for imminent travel, please send an email message to ACSCasablanca@state.gov.
  • Notarial Services: For a notarial services appointment, including the Affidavit of Nationality and Eligibility to Marry, please click here.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination: The United States government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas.  Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Immigrant Visa Appointments: The Consulate General in Casablanca is currently processing immigrant visas in all categories, including diversity visas.  For any visa-related questions, please contact our Visa Support Center: 05-20-48-50-13 (in Morocco), 1-703-520-2245 (from the U.S.), or support-morocco@ustraveldocs.com.
  • Nonimmigrant Visa Appointments:  The Consulate General has resumed processing of all types of nonimmigrant visas.  To schedule a nonimmigrant visa appointment, please click here. If you have an urgent need to travel due to a medical or other emergency, you may request an emergency appointment.
  • B1/B2, Student, and Other Nonimmigrant Visa Renewals Without an Appointment: NIV applicants may qualify to renew B1/B2 and other types of nonimmigrant visas without an interview.  Applicants seeking academic visas (F, M, of J), may be eligible for an interview waiver if they have had a prior U.S. visa of any type or if they are a citizen of a country that participates in the Visa Waiver Program.  For additional information, please see the Applying for a Visa Renewal webpage.
  • Valid Visa in Expired Passport: Please note that your visa may still be valid even if the passport it is in has expired.  You can travel to the United States with your old passport containing a valid visa and your new, valid passport.
  • S. Visa Questions: For any U.S. visa-related questions, please contact our Visa Support Center: 05-20-48-50-13 (in Morocco); 1-703-520-2245 (from the U.S.); support-morocco@ustraveldocs.com. The American Citizen Services Unit is unable to answer questions about U.S. visa applications.
  • S. Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) are free to travel outside the United States and temporary or brief travel usually does not affect their permanent resident status. Residents who return to the United States within a year are generally considered to be in status. LPRs that have been outside of the United States for more than a year (365 days) will need to apply for a returning resident visa (SB-1). There are no special exceptions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. For additional information regarding your lawful permanent resident status, contact U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) at uscis.gov or by calling +1-212-620-3418 (from overseas).

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