Health Alert: Morocco Announces Extension of 90-Day Stay Limit

On March 17, 2020, the Ministry of Interior announced that foreigners who recently entered Morocco and were unable to depart the country within 90 days due to the closure of borders and airspace will be permitted to exit without a fine (when the borders and airspace reopen), even if they are not in possession of an extension to reside in the county beyond 90 days. Similarly, the Government of Morocco will continue to honor the residency cards of foreigners that expire during this period. At this time, the government is not processing requests for obtaining, renewing, or extending residency cards until further notice. 

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 only. Train and intra-city bus service has been suspended and a curfew has also been put into place. During the 6 PM to 6 AM curfew, movement restrictions will be strictly enforced. All regularly scheduled commercial flights to and from Morocco are suspended indefinitely.

The Consular Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca is currently providing emergency services only. If you require an emergency service, please write to