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 vaccines with an emergency use listing (EUL) from the World Health Organization (WHO). All fully vaccinated air travelers will continue to be required to show documentation of a pre-departure negative viral test from a sample taken within three days of travel to the United States before boarding. See the CDC’s website for more details.

U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) who are not fully vaccinated will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test one (1) day before their flight. U.S citizens and LPRs who are fully vaccinated will need to present airlines with proof of vaccination and of a negative COVID-19 test three (3) days before their flight. See these Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.

Country-Specific Information

  • The Department of State has issued a Travel Advisory Level 2 for Morocco.
  • The Government of Morocco has put into place “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 or Arabic.
  • Effective October 21, 2021, the Moroccan government 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.
  • Commercial airline travel to/from Morocco and the United States is currently available. There are currently direct flights between Morocco and the United States on Royal Air Maroc (RAM) between Casablanca (CMN) and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and between Casablanca and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).
  • For entry into Morocco, the Government of Morocco classifies countries into “List A” and “List B.”  List A currently includes the United States and all countries not on List B, given below.  Passengers arriving from countries on List A must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination.  Travelers from List B countries, which includes those simply transiting a List B country, must be fully vaccinated AND present a negative PCR test administered within 48 hours of the date entering Morocco.  Children under age 12 are exempt from vaccine and PCR testing requirements.  Additionally, travelers may be randomly selected to undergo testing on arrival.  Any arriving passenger who tests positive on arrival will not be able to enter the country.
  • List B includes the following countries:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Congo, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Eswatini, France, Germany, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Namibia, Nepal, The Netherlands, Nicaragua, Niger, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.  Please see the Moroccan Ministry of Health webpage for the most up-to-date list: https://www.sante.gov.ma/pages/actualites.aspx?IDActu=434.
  • Passenger ferries between Morocco and Spain are not currently in operation.  Limited passenger ferry service exists between Morocco and France and Italy.  The borders with Ceuta and Melilla remain closed.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Morocco? Yes.  The cost for the test is typically around 700 Dirhams.
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes.  Results can be provided electronically and are usually available within 24 hours.
  • To find a COVID-19 testing lab near you, contact the Moroccan Ministry of Health’s hotline at +212 (0)8-01-00-47-47. Assistance is available in English, French or Arabic.
  • For information on limited humanitarian exemptions to the 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.
  • 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.  U.S. citizens residing in Morocco with a valid carte sejour are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine locally.  U.S. citizens in Morocco as tourists, however, are not currently eligible to receive the vaccine locally.
  • 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? Yes.  Please see the “Country Specific-Information” section above.  Entry requirements vary depending upon the country from which travel originates.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry?  It depends.  Please see the “Country Specific-Information” section above.  Entry requirements vary depending upon the country from which travel originates.
  • U.S. citizens not resident in Morocco are typically permitted to remain in Morocco for only 90 days. If any traveler is questioning whether they have overstayed and might be subject to a fine, before they depart their city where they have been staying, they should visit the immigration officer at the main police station.  In the past, the fines have been approximately 1,000 Moroccan dirhams and require a court appearance. The U.S. Consulate General does not play a role in determining who has overstayed nor can we extend anyone’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.
  • 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.

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. 
  • Unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated travelers from countries on List B must undergo a 10-day quarantine on arrival at a hotel.  Please see the “Country Specific-Information” section above.

Transportation Options

  • Are commercial flights operating? Some limited services.
  • There are currently direct flights between Morocco and the United States on Royal Air Maroc (RAM) between Casablanca (CMN) and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), as well as Casablanca and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).  
  • 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 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 / 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 (IV) in all categories, including diversity visas (DVs).  The suspension of visa services due to the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the Consulate General’s immigrant visa wait times.  As immigrant visa operations resume under constraints based on local conditions and restrictions, the processing of immigrant visas for immediate relatives and other family-sponsored applicants, as well as fiancée visas, is our highest priority.  Scheduling for these appointments is conducted by the National Visa Center (IVs) and the Kentucky Consular Center (DVs).  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.); support-morocco@ustraveldocs.com.
  • Nonimmigrant Visa Appointments: The Consulate General resumed a limited amount of routine B1/B2 processing on June 1, 2021.  The Consulate continues to process student visas and other 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.
    • New Passports: 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.
    • Presidential Proclamations:  COVID-19-related Presidential Proclamations may limit entry by nonimmigrant visa holders who have been physically present in certain countries before traveling to the United States. Nonimmigrant visa holders who plan to be present in a country other than Morocco should review the COVID-19 Travel Restrictions and Exceptions before traveling to the United States.  
  • 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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