As a reminder, the Government of Morocco has extended the country’s “Health State of Emergency” until July 10 as part of its emergency measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. All regularly scheduled commercial flights to and from Morocco remain suspended. The Government of Morocco has not announced when it will allow international flights to resume or the borders to re-open.
*Please see additional information below about Morocco’s deconfinement strategy.
JULY 15: U.S. SPECIAL REPATRIATION FLIGHT
At this time, the U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca is arranging an additional special repatriation flight for U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents who seek to return to the United States.
- Flight: Casablanca Mohammed V. International Airport (CMN) – Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) (direct)
Departure Time: Wednesday, July 15 at 2:00 PM
Estimated Arrival: 5:30 PM Eastern Standard Time (Flight Duration: 8.5 hours)
ELIGIBILITY: Due to the limited number of seats, the flight will be available only to U.S. citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs). LPRs must have a valid Green Card. No others – including immigrant visa holders, F1 student visa holders, or B1/B2 visa holders – will be permitted to board this special repatriation flight.
PRICE: The price per passenger is 1,000 British pounds (approximately $1250). Passengers will be responsible for their own transportation to the airport and booking their own onward travel arrangements from Washington, DC, including hotels and onward flights to other destinations in the United States. Tickets for infants under the age of 24 months cost 50 UK pounds (approximately $62.00). Baggage allowance is 26kg per passenger, plus a 5kg carry-on and a handbag. Pets will not be permitted.
BOOKING: To purchase a seat on the flight, use the following link:
*Seats are limited and will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Purchases are non-refundable. For questions, email ACSCasablanca@state.gov.
JUNE 25: DECONFINEMENT PHASE II
Key country-wide changes that are expected to go into effect on June 25:
- The 8:00pm curfew will be lifted.
- Movements within a city will no longer require passes. Exceptional movement passes provided by the Ministry of Interior (MOI) will no longer be necessary.
- Movements between cities within a Zone 1 region will also be allowed. Carry your identification documents.
- Movements between Zone 2 and Zone 1 cities will be allowed with a letter provided by the employer or the Ministry of Interior (issued by Pachas, Governors or Walis).
- Public transportation will resume between cities via road or train. For transportation between cities, buses will be required to keep a log with full passenger information (identification card number, address, and telephone number) and will enforce strict social distancing measures.
- All businesses attracting large crowds or otherwise heavily patronized will be operating at 50% capacity. This includes cafes, restaurants, shopping centers, gyms, and spas. Businesses will be inspected regularly to verify compliance with social distancing measures, the wearing of masks, and hygiene measures.
- Limited domestic air travel will resume.
- Outdoor parks and public spaces will open. Individuals are permitted to exercise outside (i.e. walking, cycling, etc.)
Specific to Zone 1 regions:
- Beaches will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. provided that social distancing (6 meters between families/groups) is respected.
- Outdoor sports grounds can open.
- Domestic tourism and tourist establishments can open at 50% capacity.
As noted above, changes in status (Zone 1 or 2) will be determined by local conditions. U.S. citizens should be sure to monitor local media, remain in contact with hotel management, landlords, local officials, or other local contacts as appropriate, and seek to inform themselves on a regular basis regarding the status and enforcement measures in their region or regions they may plan on traveling through.
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 country beyond 90 days. Similarly, the Government of Morocco will continue to honor the residency cards of foreigners that expire during this period.
The Consular Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca continues to provide emergency American Citizen services only. Routine passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, and notary appointments remain suspended, as do all visa operations. If you require an emergency ACS service, such as an emergency passport in order to book the special repatriation flight, please write to ACSCasablanca@state.gov. All questions about immigrant, fiancé, or other types of visas should be sent to email@example.com.
- The U.S. Embassy in Rabat
- U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca
0661-13-19-39 (after hours)
- State Department – Consular Affairs
1-888-407-4747 or 1- 202-501-4444
- Morocco Country Information Page
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)