After two months of closure, Morocco had to open its borders for tourism on February 7, 2022. For the occasion, the government has concocted a new protocol published on Tuesday, February 1. For the time being, people entering Morocco by plane must present a valid vaccination pass (the European vaccination pass is recognized in Morocco) and the negative result of a PCR test performed less than 48 hours before boarding. Contact us for more information!
In Morocco, the tourism industry had to take to the streets for the government to open the borders.
The covid situation in Morocco
Since mid-March, the covid epidemic in Morocco no longer exceeds 100 cases per day.
A decline that suggests a reduction in sanitary measures, at least that is what the local press believes. Thanks to diplomatic warming with Spain, the Kingdom has decided to reopen the maritime links with the continent.
“Following the declaration of the immediate and gradual restoration of passenger transport operation by sea, shipping firms running lines servicing the Moroccan ports of Tangier Med, Tangier city, Nador, and Al Hoceima are invited to restart their activities”. By the Ministry of Transport.
For the occasion and while the protocol provided for the presentation of a valid vaccination pass and a PCR test less than 48 hours old at embarkation, the measures have been temporarily lightened by the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Morocco.
According to the Medias24 website and the guidelines issued by the Minister, travelers entering the Kingdom by sea must present either a vaccination pass or a negative PCR test result less than 72 hours before.
Especially since the health situation due to covid has improved considerably in recent weeks.
Confirmation should come soon, although the Moroccan government could wait to assess the health situation, following the arrival of travelers via Spanish ferries.
It should be noted that on Monday 11 April, only 22 new cases of covid were detected, with 0 deaths. In addition, a little over 6 million people have received the third dose, for a population of nearly 37 million people.
Morocco is open for tourism, what is the protocol?
This easing of the covid protocol, which is intended to be temporary, is part of the desire to standardize the conditions of entry into Morocco, according to the ministry’s note.
In the introduction, it is stated “pending the adoption of a uniform health protocol for access to the national territory”.
Thus, still according to the Moroccan media, it is “likely” that the reduction will become the general rule in the coming days for crossing the borders.