Customs Facilities

Formalités d’importations sans formalités douanières

Import formalities without customs formalities

Two circuits have been put up to help the passengers with customs clearance: a green circuit and a red circuit:

  • The green circuit is reserved for those who have no customs declarations to make.
  • The red circuit is for those who need to declare items to Customs.

Signs in the “Customs” area indicate these circuits.

Items to be imported duty-free and without the need for a declaration or any other customs procedures

The temporary entry system allows objects to be imported without paying the necessary customs and taxes. This regulation applies only to objects intended for personal use. As a result, non-residents can import the following products duty-free, without having to declare them or go through any formalities:

  • Personal clothing in use.
  • Tobacco (200 cigarettes, or 100 cigarillos, or 25 cigars, or 250 grams of an assortment of these products).
  • alcoholic beverages (one-liter bottle).
  • Jewelry, fragrances, and perfumes (150 ml bottle of perfume, 250 ml bottle of fragrance).
  • Souvenirs, gifts, and other items up to a total value of 2000 DHS.
  • A camera, a camcorder, binoculars, or a record player.
  • A tape recorder, a radio, a camera, a typewriter or calculator, a laptop, and a mobile phone.
  • Mobile musical instrument.
  • Cycles with pedals (bicycles, tandems, including cycles with auxiliary motors).

However, at the end of the stay, the non-resident must re-export these products. These provisions do not apply to students or itinerant traders.

Animals and products subject to special formalities

  • Passengers accompanying dogs, cats, birds, and other domestic pets must show a health certificate.
  • Endangered species of wildlife and flora, as well as their products (Washington Convention): CITES certificates granted by the Department of Water and Forests.
  • Hunting weapons and ammunition require permission from the National Security Services.


In small amounts for personal use:

  • Subscription to a “pledge on honor,” as well as medical evidence, accessible at Customs offices (medical certificate, prescription, etc.).
  • Authorization from the Department of Health, if the medicines are not for personal use.

Means of transport

For non-residents, the Moroccan Administration allows the temporary entrance of vehicles for three (03) months, as long as they are solely used for tourist purposes (excluding any transport of commercial products).

To assist people wishing to spend the end-of-year celebrations in Morocco, it was decided to grant those who have already benefited from temporary admission for the current year the option of bringing their vehicles from December 20th of the same year under the same guidlines, to be deducted from the following year, under the same conditions of continuous or period of a split stay fixed.

Prohibited goods

Importation of the following items is strictly prohibited:

  • Weapons and munitions
  • Writings, printed publications, recorded tapes and videotapes, and any other items that are harmful to good morals and public order.

Export regulations for nonresidents

Without regulations

  • Moroccan-made products (crafts or other), obtained locally and with no cost restrictions. The payment is made using any appropriate method, such as an exchange voucher, an international credit card, a traveler’s check, and so on.
  • Travel souvenirs.
  • Ornamental, fossiliferous rocks, and/or semi-precious stones (provided not exceeding a dozen).

Under regulations

Art objects, collections, and antiquity: need authorization from the Department of Cultural Affairs. No exhaustive list can be drawn, but if the items and objects are in use, the numbers and values of these objects must be judged in accordance with the social condition of the interested persons as revealed by passport examination, or by examining any other evidence. When in doubt, the customs services must check whether the above-mentioned standards are met to allow the exportation of the items.

Currency and Exchange

The Moroccan dirham (DH) is divided into 100 centimes. Importing and exporting dirhams is prohibited. Foreigners who are not residing in Morocco can exchange freely imported currencies for dirhams at banks or authorized establishments to conduct manual exchange (hotels, bazaars, etc.).

When exchanging currencies for dirhams, they must keep the exchange voucher. This document can be useful to repurchase currencies from a bank of the remainder of the dirhams.

If the visitors intend to re-export all or a portion of the currencies they imported, they should sign an import declaration for means of payment at the entry.

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