Last Updated: February 25, 2021
*** Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.
Country Specific Information:
- The Government of Morocco has extended the country’s “Health State of Emergency” until March 10, 2021.
- If you are exhibiting signs or symptoms of COVID-19, please contact the Moroccan Ministry of Health’s hotline at +212 (0)8-0100-4747. Assistance is available in English, French or Arabic.
- A nationwide curfew between the hours of 9:00 PM and 6:00 AM is in place until March 2, 2021. Restaurants, stores, supermarkets, and other businesses must close by 8:00 PM.
- Travelers entering Morocco by air must present negative test results from a PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding. Children under the age of 11 are exempt from this requirement.
- 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 invited by Moroccan companies, are allowed to enter and depart. Special operations flights serving these passengers, including a direct flight on Royal Air Maroc (RAM) between Casablanca (CMN) and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), as well as CMN and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), will continue to operate under the Health State of Emergency. U.S. citizens wishing to return to the United States should book directly with the airlines. U.S. citizens seeking to fly from Morocco to a destination other than the United States are required to obtain an exceptional authorization from local authorities.
- As of February 25, the Government of Morocco has suspended all flights to/from Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Ireland, Germany, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom. All passengers from those countries, whether travelling through another country, are not allowed to enter Morocco. The Government of Morocco intends to reevaluate these restrictions every 15 days.
- Special operation ferries are operating to/from Morocco and Sète, France and Genoa, Italy.
- The borders with Ceuta and Melilla remain closed.
- Regional or local authorities may put into place (sometimes with little notice) travel or other restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19.
- Masks are mandatory in all public spaces.
- Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Morocco? Yes
- If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes
- U.S. citizens can obtain a COVID-19 test at the labs listed below, which have been approved by the Moroccan Ministry of Health. The cost for the test is typically around 700 Dirhams.
- Results can be provided electronically and are usually available within 24 hours.
- Approved COVID-19 testing labs:
- AGADIR: Laboratoire d’Analyses Médicales Mahfoud
- CASABLANCA: Laboratoire d’Analyses Médicales Derb Sultan / Centre de Biologie Médicale GLab / Biolam / Laboratoire International d’Analyses Biomédicales / Laboratoire d’Analyses Médicales Annoual / Laboratoire d’Analyses LABOMAC / Hopital Cheikh Khalifa Ben Zayed
- EL JADIDA: Laboratoire Semlali d’Analyses Médicales et de Biologie de la Reproduction
- ESSAOUIRA: Laboratoire El Baroudi
- FES: Laboratoire Saiss d’Analyses Médicales / Centre Biologie Maroc / Laboratoire Guessous d’Analyses Médicales
- KENITRA: Laboratoire Maamora
- MARRAKECH: Laboratoire D’Analyses Médicales et Biologiques Al Massira / Laboratoire Dar Assalam d’Analyses Médicales / Laboratoire de Biologie Médicale Gueliz / Laboratoire AlManar / Laboratoire Dar El Baroud
- MEKNES: Laboratoire Chbicheb d’Analyses Médicales
- MOHAMMEDIA: Laboratoire Central Analyses Médicales Mohammedia
- NADOR: Laboratoire D’Analyses Médicales de Nador
- OUJDA: Laboratoire Oujda d’Analyses Médicales
- RABAT: Laboratoire d’Analyses Médicales et de Cytogénétique / Laboratoire International d’Analyses Médicales (Témara) / Laboratoire Ibnou Nafiss / Laboratoire PolyBio / Laboratoire Bioclinic / Laboratoire Claridge
- TANGIER: Laboratoire d’Analyses Médicales et de Bilogoie de Reproduction Riad Tétouan
- TÉTOUAN: Laboratoire Ibn Nafis d’Analyses Médicales Générales & Spécialisées Reproduction Humaine / Laboratoire Fassi-Fehri d’Analyses Médicales
- For information on limited humanitarian exemptions to CDC’s requirement that all U.S. bound travelers present a negative COVID test, please review the following page: https://travel.stagov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-testing-required-us-entry.html. Humanitarian exemptions to this order will be granted on an extremely limited basis and will only be considered when the country of departure lacks adequate COVID-19 testing capacity. To submit information in support of an exemption, email ACSCasablanca@state.gov.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
- Has the government of Morocco approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
- 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.
- According to Moroccan authorities, the following vaccines have been approved for use in Morocco: Sinopharm (China) and AstraZeneca (UK).
- 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.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
- Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? It depends
- Air travel to and from Morocco remains restricted to specific categories of travelers. Citizens and residents of Morocco and, as of September 6, foreign nationals of visa-exempt countries (which includes U.S. citizens) with reservations with Moroccan hotels or travel agencies and business people invited by Moroccan companies are allowed to enter and depart. Special operation flights serving these passengers, including a direct flight on Royal Air Maroc between Casablanca (CMN) and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), will continue to operate under the Health State of Emergency. U.S. citizens wishing to return to the United States should book directly with the airlines.
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
- The Government of Morocco (GOM) has established pre-arrival COVID-19 testing requirements for all travelers entering Morocco. Travelers entering Morocco must complete a PCR test within 72 hours of travel, with printed results to present on request at check-in and to GOM officials on arrival. Children under 11 years of age are exempt from this requirement
- Travelers should check entry and exit requirements in place in the countries and states where they plan to travel.
- Passengers transiting through France must present negative results from a PCR test carried out less than 72 hours before boarding. Passengers must also complete an attestation form. For additional please review the website of the U.S. Embassy in France and the website of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
- The Government of Morocco will conduct a health screening on travelers entering the country.
- Is there a curfew in place? Yes. A nationwide curfew between the hours of 9:00 PM and 6:00 AM is in place until March 2, 2021. Restaurants, stores, supermarkets, and other businesses must close by 8:00 PM.
- Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes
- U.S. citizens should be familiar with local requirements prior to travel between regions and should remember to follow the instructions of local authorities.
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No
- The Government of Morocco is not imposing a mandatory quarantine on foreign citizens entering the country.
- Are commercial flights operating? Some limited services
- All regularly scheduled commercial flights to/from Morocco remain suspended, as do ferries to/from Spain. Special operation flights to/from Morocco are taking place on Royal Air Maroc (RAM), Air Arabia, and Air France. RAM is operating a direct flight from Casablanca to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and a direct flight from Casablanca to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).
- Is public transportation operating? Yes
- To travel between cities on public transportation, travelers must obtain authorization from the local authorities. Masks are required on all public transportation.
- Can U.S. citizens travel to Europe from Morocco? It depends
- Travelers with questions about European entry rules should contact the embassies or the border control authorities of the European country they wish to visit and/or review information on U.S. embassy webpages in the transit countries.
Fines for Non-Compliance:
- You may be fined for non-compliance with measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- Emergency Services for U.S. Citizens: In case of 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 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.
- U.S. Passport Services: 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 Testing: 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 is currently processing immigrant visas in the following categories: IR1, CR1, IR2, CR2, and IR4. The Consulate General is also processing K visas. 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.); firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Nonimmigrant Visa Appointments: The Consulate General is not currently conducting routine B1/B2 visa interviews. The Consulate is currently processing student visas and other types of (non-B1/B2) 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 Renewals: In some instances, it is possible to renew a B1/B2 visa without an interview. This option may be available to persons who meet the following requirements: Your visa is either unexpired or expired less than one year ago; You are applying for another visa of the same type as your previous visa issued from Morocco, AND; You were not refused a visa at your last interview. For additional information, please see the Applying for a Visa Renewal webpage.
- 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.
- U.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.); email@example.com. The American Citizen Services Unit is unable to answer questions about U.S. visa applications.
- U.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).