Morocco

Limitations
29.06.2022 - 13.07.2022

Prior to travel

The Federal Foreign Office points out that in view of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, there are still risks associated with international travel, especially for people without full vaccination protection as well as vulnerable groups. Regulations on entry or international transport connections can change quickly with the pandemic situation.

Travel to the Western Sahara region is strongly advised against.

Additionally, travelling to the immediate border region with Algeria, with the exception of the tourist routes to Zagora (Draa Valley) and Erfoud/Merzouga, is also advised against.

The so-called 3G rule for entry into Germany has been suspended until the end of August 2022. Since 1 June, people entering Germany no longer have to prove that they have been vaccinated, have recovered or have been tested. As regards air travel, masks must generally be worn on all flights if mask-wearing is compulsory in either the country of departure or the country of destination. The implementation is enforced by the operating airline and may therefore vary. Travellers are advised to carry at least one mask with them at all times. For information on mask mandates, please see the respective category.

Entry requirements

Since 7 February, entry to Morocco is allowed again.

The land borders to Algeria are currently closed.

Ferry services between Morocco and Spain have resumed. There are new calls at Tangier Med and Tangier City on the Moroccan side and Algeciras and Tarifa on the Spanish side. As of 18 April, the ferry service may also be taken up by car.

Since June, ferry traffic between Italy and France with Morocco has also been gradually resumed.

All entrants (regardless of vaccination status and way of entry) must complete a health declaration.

There are no known restrictions.

Transit travel is only permitted via airports.

Information on quarantine regulations, testing requirements and possible exceptions for transit travellers that have been vaccinated can be found in the respective categories (if available).

Test to be presented upon entry: PCR-test. PCR-/LAMP-/TMA-Tests to be conducted within hours prior to entry: 72 hours.
Minors up to and including the age of 11 years are exempt from mandatory testing.

When entering the country, travellers are required to either present a negative PCR test or proof of vaccination.

Upon entry, travellers 6 years of age and above may be subject to a random antigen test.

In case of a positive test at the airport, a quarantine in the booked accommodation has to be observed.

There are no known restrictions.

Travellers are considered fully vaccinated if they have completed the primary vaccination series, i.e. having received two doses of an authorized two-dose-vaccine or one dose of an authorized single-dose vaccine. Travellers are advised that their digital proof of vaccination in the "Cov-Pass app" and in the "Corona-Warn-app" must be renewed after 365 days. The technical implementation takes place via the respective update of the certificate within the app or via updating the app itself. Further information can be found on the respective websites of Corona-Warn-App and the Cov-Pass-App. Travellers must have received a booster dose no later than 4 months after completing their primary vaccination schedule. This also applies to individuals having been vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine; in these cases, a single dose is equivalent to having received 2 doses of the other vaccines.

Proof of vaccination must be able to be presented by means of a QR code.

Only the relevant embassies, consulates and national authorities can provide binding information on which vaccines are accepted for entering a country. Further information is available from the authorities.

The vaccination must have been completed 14 days before entry. Proof of completely immunized remains valid for 120 days after the last dose.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry for completely immunized persons. The vaccination must have been completed 14 days before entry. Proof of completely immunized remains valid for 120 days after the last dose.

Travellers are considered fully vaccinated if they have completed the primary vaccination series, i.e. having received two doses of an authorized two-dose-vaccine or one dose of an authorized single-dose vaccine. Travellers are advised that their digital proof of vaccination in the "Cov-Pass app" and in the "Corona-Warn-app" must be renewed after 365 days. The technical implementation takes place via the respective update of the certificate within the app or via updating the app itself. Further information can be found on the respective websites of Corona-Warn-App and the Cov-Pass-App. Travellers must have received a booster dose no later than 4 months after completing their primary vaccination schedule. This also applies to individuals having been vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine; in these cases, a single dose is equivalent to having received 2 doses of the other vaccines.

Proof of vaccination must be able to be presented by means of a QR code.

Only the relevant embassies, consulates and national authorities can provide binding information on which vaccines are accepted for entering a country. Further information is available from the authorities.

There are no known restrictions.

There are no eased entry regulations for those who have been incompletely vaccinated.

There are no eased entry regulations for those who have recovered.

Local regulations

Restrictions are eased for vaccinated persons only.

A vaccination certificate is compulsory for domestic travel and for entering hotels, hospitality venues, public administration buildings, gyms and similar public places.

Attention: The vaccination certificate is no longer valid if the holder has not obtained a third dose four months after receiving the second vaccine.

People who have received their full vaccination under the Moroccan national vaccination programme can download a digital vaccination certificate. This enables those vaccinated in Morocco to travel domestically without restrictions.

Current value: 50. Previous week: 27

Data source: Our World in Data / European Center for Disease Control. The data is only available at country level and is updated daily.

A state of emergency is in force in Morocco until 31 July.

People can move freely with proof of a vaccination but are subject to hygiene and distance rules.

There are no known restrictions.

Masks must be worn in public as well as on all traffic trips, i.e. also in private cars (unless only family members from the same household are travelling together). Violations are punishable by a fine or imprisonment. Public gatherings with a maximum of 50 people and a permission are allowed to take place.

Shops and malls are mostly open, but under strict conditions (e.g. capacity limits, restricted opening hours). Masks are mandatory.

Hospitality venues are open with restrictions, including capacity limits. Masks must be worn unless seated.

Some hotels are closed, reservations must be made in advance. Hygiene requirements also apply. Masks must be worn in common areas. Hotels can receive a WelcomeSafely certificate from the Ministry of Tourism if they comply with hygiene measures and are officially evaluated.

Events can take place in compliance with hygiene and distance rules (capacity reductions).

Public beaches are accessible. Bathing establishments and wellness centres are open under hygiene conditions.

Sports, cultural and entertainment venues are open, albeit with restrictions (e.g. capacity limits) in place.

There are still restrictions in public transport (including capacity limits). Masks are mandatory.

Domestic air traffic has been resumed with frequency restrictions.

In case of signs or symptoms of COVID-19, travellers are asked to call the Moroccan Ministry of Health hotline at +212 (0)8-01-00-47-47 (assistance in English, French and Arabic). Should travellers require help on translation, they are to dial +212 (0) 537 63 33 33.

Departure

There are no known restrictions.

Proof of vaccination with a booster vaccination is required for departure, if the second vaccination was administered more than 4 months ago. Proof of recovery may instead be presented for departure, if an additional negative PCR-test is provided. Booster vaccination is also required, if the recovery has occurred more than 4 weeks ago.

Reentry to Germany

For travellers entering from a risk-free area, there is no obligation to register online before returning to Germany. The exact regulations are available on the Ministry of Health‘s information sheet.

Overall classification as a risk-free area according to the Robert Koch Institute.

There is no obligation to test before entering Germany.

Since 31 May, no proof of a negative test, a vaccination or recovery is required, in order to enter Germany.

Further information on the new entry regulation can be found at the Federal Government's website.

There is no obligation to test after entering Germany.

According to the Robert Koch-Institute, it is a risk-free area. There is no quarantine obligation after entry into or return to Germany.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement for completely immunized persons on entry/return.

Vaccinated persons are exempt from national quarantine and testing obligations. (Caution: In Germany, only the vaccines by BioNTech/Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, and Novavax have been approved so far.) Further information is available from the Federal Government.

According to the Robert Koch-Institute, it is a risk-free area. There is no quarantine obligation after entry into or return to Germany.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry/return for incompletely vaccinated persons.

According to the Robert Koch-Institute, it is a risk-free area. There is no quarantine obligation after entry into or return to Germany.

There is no testing or quarantine requirement on entry/return for those who have recovered.

Recovered persons are exempt from quarantine and testing obligations nationwide, area of active circulation of highly contagious virus variants. Those who have recovered need proof of a positive PCR test (or other nucleic acid detection) at least 28 days and no more than 3 months ago. Recovered persons must not have any symptoms of a possible COVID-19 infection. Further information is available from the Federal Government.

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