06 – 08 June, 2021

Official: Flights to and from Morocco will resume on 15/06 under conditions

Based on the positive indicators of the epidemiological situation in the Kingdom of Morocco and the decrease in the number of cases of infection with the new coronavirus, especially after the expansion of vaccination campaigns in our country, the Moroccan authorities have taken new progressive measures to ease restrictions on the movement of travellers wishing to access the national territory.

These measures aim at facilitating the return of Moroccans residing abroad to their homeland. In this context, it has been decided to resume flights to and from the Kingdom of Morocco as of Tuesday 15 June 2021. As the Kingdom’s airspace is still closed, these flights will be carried out under exceptional authorisations.

This operation will take place according to an approach that combines a progressive opening – taking into account the evolution of the national and international epidemiological situation – and the preservation of the achievements made by our country to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Within this framework, the countries were classified into two lists, in accordance with the recommendations of the Ministry of Health, on the basis of official epidemiological data published by the World Health Organisation (WHO) or by these countries themselves via their official websites.

The world is divided into two categories

The “A” list includes all countries with positive indicators regarding the control of the epidemiological situation, in particular the spread of virus variants.

Thus, travellers from these countries – whether they are Moroccan nationals, foreigners established in Morocco, or citizens of these countries or foreigners residing there – may have access to Moroccan territory if they have a vaccination certificate and/or a negative PCR test result of at least 48 hours from the date of entry into the national territory.

Holders of foreign vaccination certificates will benefit from the same advantages granted by the Moroccan vaccination certificate to Moroccan citizens on the national territory.

As for the “B” list, it is intended to be a restrictive list of all the countries not concerned by the relief measures contained in the “A” list, and which are experiencing a spread of variants or the absence of precise statistics on the epidemiological situation.

Travellers from countries on this list must obtain exceptional authorisations before travelling, present a negative PCR test within 48 hours of the date of entry into the country, and undergo a 10-day sanitary isolation.

The A and B lists will be published on a regular basis on the websites of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Health and Tourism. Both lists will be updated regularly at least twice a month as needed.

Concerning the return of Moroccans residing abroad by sea, within the framework of the “Marhaba 2021” operation, it will take place from the same maritime transit points as last year in accordance with the above-mentioned sanitary conditions, while specifying that in addition to the PCR test presented at the time of embarkation, the travellers will undergo another test on board to ensure maximum sanitary security for them and their relatives.

List A contains the United Nations member states that are not included in List B.

List B includes Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Congo, Congo (DRC), Cuba, Eswatini, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malawi, United Arab Emirates, Maldives, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Qatar, Uganda, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North), Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, South Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Chad, Thailand, Togo, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe

For more information, please consult (in French) the following link.

A Vaccination Pass is required for movement without restrictions for those who have received two doses of the vaccine

In application of the recommendations of the scientific committee, the government has set up a vaccination pass that people who have received the two doses of vaccine against COVID-19 can download, from Monday 7 June, on the website www.liqahcorona.ma.

In a press release, the government states that this vaccination pass is an official, secure document recognised by the authorities, which allows its holder, without the need for any additional document, to travel throughout the national territory without restriction, to remain outside beyond 11pm and to travel abroad.

Similarly, the vaccination pass, which is equipped with a QR code allowing it to be authenticated via an application provided for this purpose, can be downloaded in printable or electronic format for presentation on a smartphone.

It can also be collected in paper form from the local authority in whose jurisdiction the person’s vaccination centre is located, the statement said.

For more information, please consult (in French) the following link.