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Sanitary Regulations


The global health situation requires several provisions and restrictions on overseas travel. Respecting these requirements is a personal and collective responsibility. This protects you against getting a contagious disease and reduces your vulnerability for its transmission. To assist you to prepare for your trip to Morocco, here are some general health precautions to take, especially those related to the Covid.

General sanitary provisions


Vaccines:

Except for anti-covid measures, no other vaccine is required to travel to Morocco.

It is still strongly advised to maintain an up-to-date vaccination schedule for the following diseases:

  • Diphtheria-Tetanus-Poliomyelitis
  • Whooping cough and measles
  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid (required for children: from the age of 2 years, if the stay must take place in precarious hygienic conditions.)
  • Rabies vaccination as a preventative measure (for prolonged stays in isolation; for children: as soon as they are of walking age). In the event of a bite, rabies vaccination does not exempt you from a medical evaluation.

Poliomyelitis:

All tourists traveling from polio-affected countries must present an international vaccination certificate attesting to the administration of a dose of polio vaccine 12 months to 4 weeks before departure.

Malaria:

Malaria does not exist in Morocco. It is still best to stay away from marshes and water ponds.

Intestinal infections:

It is also vital to keep an eye out for water-related intestinal or stomach infections. Diarrhea is typical in the first few days of the stay. As a result, you must investigate the source of the water you intend to drink or use for cooking (during camping, for example).

Pets:

Also, if your pet is accompanying you, you should bring its anti-rabies certificate, which must be less than 6 months old, as well as its pedigree. It is critical to avoid all interaction with other animals, domestic or wild, particularly in rural areas.

The health protocol for SARS-Cov-2 (COVID)

Morocco has been in a state of health emergency since March 20, 2020, which has been extending every month since then. This results in a health protocol controlling land access and preventive measures implemented across the country.

Classification of countries of origin:

According to a classification of countries in two categories A and B, Moroccan authorities have announced the gradual return of flights beginning June 15, 2021:

  • List A: All countries and territories where the epidemiological situation is under control and which have accessible data, particularly on the spread of emerging variations.
  • List B: Countries and territories where a new variant, other than Alpha’s, is being propagated (this variant is currently considered predominant in Morocco). These are also countries where statistics on the epidemiological situation and genetic surveillance are unavailable, as well as any other country where there are arguments for a worsening of the epidemiological situation.

The measures of the sanitary protocol according to the lists:

  • List A countries: Bonds re-established

It is mandatory to present a vaccination card or a certificate proving that the individual has been fully vaccinated. For those who were unable to get vaccinated or were only partially vaccinated, a negative PCR test at the time of boarding should not be older than 72 hours.

You must also complete a passenger health form, which may be accessed online before boarding and is also handed on board the airplane or ship https://www.onda.ma/ .

  • List B countries: Continued suspension of bonds

For exceptional authorizations provided by consular services:

  • A complete vaccination certificate (the second dose must have been given more than two weeks before the date of travel) and a negative PCR test within 48 hours.
  • A 10-day supervised quarantine at the expense of the traveler in facilities already specified by local authorities.
  • A PCR test should be done on the 9th

Sea and land connections

As part of the “Marhaba 2021” operation, maritime connections between France and Morocco have been restored. Boarding requires a PCR test. A second PCR test will be performed on the ferries.

Land borders remain closed. There is no way to cross in either direction. This concerns particularly the border crossings with Ceuta and Melilla, as well as with Mauritania (Guerguerat).

Applicable sanitary measures in Morocco

–        Curfew all over the territory from 11 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.

–        Gatherings and events involving less than 50 people in closed spaces and less than 100 persons outside are permitted beginning June 1, 2021. Events’ halls must not use more than 50% of their capacity and must not accommodate more than 100 people.

–        Throughout the Kingdom, wearing a mask is required. Under the pain of penalties set for in the penal code, everyone is required to comply with the mandatory measures called for in the context of the state of emergency. Moroccan authorities’ orders must be followed.

Instructions for international visitors

Foreigners in trouble are encouraged to call the closest consulate general of their country of origin.

It is recommended that they contact their insurance or assistance provider to confirm the validity of their insurance in Morocco and, if appropriate, the scope of the medical cover taken out, particularly in terms of hospitalization and repatriation.

Other precautions could be put in place. It is advised to follow the instructions of local authorities and to examine the websites of Morocco’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Health https://www.sante.gov.ma/ .

Welcome Safely label for tourist facilities

The Department of Tourism has established the Welcome Safely label in partnership with the competent Moroccan health authorities, based on “the health safety benchmark in the framework of prevention related to COVID-19 for Moroccan tourist lodging companies.”

The label “Welcome Safely” is based on two major axes:

  • Alignment of the Moroccan tourist lodging facilities with the “health safety benchmark in the framework of COVID-19 prevention.”
  • Capacity building and staff training at tourist lodging companies via a digital platform: welcomesafely.ma

There is an available list of labeled companies, and which is updated every two months: https://mtataes.gov.ma/

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