Health Alert: Moroccan Pharmacies Remain Open

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. 

If you need to refill your medical prescription or obtain additional medicine or medical supplies, be advised that pharmacies in the country remain open during the day. Pharmacies will generally accept prescriptions issued by your doctor in the United States. To go to a pharmacy, request an “Autorisation de transports exceptionnel” (“Exceptional Transport Authorization”) from the local authorities, and carry it with you. If you are staying in a hotel, hotel staff may be able to assist you in obtaining the medicine you need. The pharmacy may not carry your precise U.S. medicine, but they might offer an equivalent or similar medication.    

The Consular Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca remains open in order to provide emergency services. If you require an emergency service, please write to