Travelling to Morocco during the Covid-19 Pandemic

In accordance with the unprecedented times we are in, it is only right for one to enquire about the status of the COVID-19 pandemic when a particular country is put on the radar. For the gateway to making the best out of a moment is the assurance of one’s safety in the first place.



But first…

DAME Africa believes you should know that Morocco is in advanced stages of its vaccination program. With over 6 million doses of the AstraZeneca and Sinopharm vaccines already administered, Morocco has eclipsed the expectations that had been set by the international media. In effect, the country’s COVID data has seen a significant decrease in cases since its peak in November 2020.

For tourists looking to have a taste of Morocco around this time, it is imperative to note that a negative COVID-19 PCR test result is expected to be presented upon arrival. This test should also have been taken within 72 hours of arrival in Morocco. Morocco as a country is determined to keep seeing a decline in its COVID-19 cases, hence a partial lockdown is currently in effect, nonetheless there is still access to EVERYWHERE that makes Morocco a tourist’s jewelry chest.

With that being said…

Morocco is sandwiched between Algeria and the Atlantic Ocean. The country is home to about 32 million dynamic ways of life being lived. Evidence of the cosmopolitan nature of Moroccans can be found daily in the streets of the nation’s capital Rabat, the renowned Marrakech and Hollywood’s favorite set-duplicate Casablanca. Conversely, in towns like Ouarzazate and Essaouira, you are sure to taste the ancient Berber and Arabic traditional values laced in age-old Morocco culture.

Occupying one of the slots in North Africa, it is quite fascinating to note that one can arrive in Morocco via a ferry ride from Algeciras in Spain.

Morocco also boasts of a national carrier – Air Maroc – as well as other flights operating to the country, such as Ryan Air, EasyJet and British Airways. All these flights are often cleared to land in Agadir, Fes, Casablanca, Marrakech, Rabat, Tangier and Ouarzazate – where Morocco’s international airports can be found.