COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information

Last updated: May 27, 2022

***Effective December 6, all air travelers to the United States aged two and above, regardless of vaccination status, are required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within one calendar day prior to departure, or documentation of recovery in the past 90 days. This requirement applies to U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), and all non-U.S. citizens.  PCR tests, as well as rapid antigen tests and proctored home tests, are acceptable for travel.  Additional information about the testing requirements can be found on the CDC website

In addition to providing a negative test taken within one calendar day prior to travel, all non-U.S. citizen, nonimmigrant travelers are required to be fully vaccinated prior to boarding an airplane to the United States.  This vaccine requirement does not apply to U.S. citizens or LPRs. Vaccines accepted include those that are FDA approved or authorized, as well as vaccines with an emergency use listing from the World Health Organization.

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 between Morocco and Spain have resumed.  The borders with Ceuta and Melilla are now open for travelers who do not require a visa.
  • To enter Morocco, travelers over the age of 12 must present:
    • A vaccination pass* demonstrating that they have been fully vaccinated (administration of three doses or, only two doses, the administration time of the 2nd not exceeding 4 months, with the exception of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, where a single dose is equivalent to 2 doses of the other vaccines) ; or
    • A negative PCR test taken less than 72 hours before boarding; and
    • A completed passenger health form.
    • 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 (sante.gov.ma) for entry requirements and procedures.  Arriving passengers who test positive at the airport will be required to self-isolate at their residences 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.
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 24 hours? Yes. Results are typically available within 24 hours and can be picked up in person at the lab.  They can sometimes also be provided electronically.  Same-day test results are generally available for an extra fee. 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.
  • All air passengers traveling to the United States, regardless of vaccination status, must show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than one day before travel.  For information on limited humanitarian exemptions to the CDC’s requirement that all U.S. bound travelers present a negative COVID test, please review: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/requirements-for-air-travelers-to-the-us.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.
  • 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 vaccines in 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?  Please see the “Country-Specific-Information” section above.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) required for entry? 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.
  • U.S. citizens not resident in Morocco are typically permitted to remain in Morocco for only 90 days. Travelers who believe that they have overstayed should visit the immigration officer at the main police station in the city where they have been staying prior to their departure. In the past, travelers who overstayed were required to pay a fine of approximately 1,000 Moroccan dirhams and had to appear in court. The U.S. Consulate General does not play a role in determining who has overstayed and cannot extend any individual’s stay in Morocco.
  • Travelers departing from Morocco should check entry and exit requirements in place in the countries and states where they plan to travel.

 Movement Restrictions

  • Is there 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?  Yes.  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 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/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.
  • 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.); support-morocco@ustraveldocs.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).

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