Customs Arrangements for Temporary Stays

Import regulations without customs procedures

To make it easier to go through customs, two lines have been set up: a green line and a red line:

  • The green line is reserved for people who have nothing to declare to Customs.
  • The red line is reserved for people who have goods to declare to Customs.

These lines are indicated by signs in the ”Customs” area.

Goods to be imported free of duty without declaration to Customs

The temporary admission makes it possible to import goods with exemption of the duties and taxes applicable to them. Only goods intended for personal use can benefit from this. The non-resident can therefore import the duty-free goods without customs declaration or procedures:

– Personal clothing items in use.

– Tobacco (200 cigarettes, or 100 cigarillos, or 25 cigars, or 250 grams of an assortment of these products);

– Alcoholic beverages (one liter bottle)

– Jewelry, perfumes, and Eau de Toilette (meaning Grooming Water) (a bottle of perfume -150 ml-, a bottle of Eau de Toilette -250 ml).

– Souvenirs, gifts etc., within the limit of an overall value of 2000dhs.

– Camera, Video Camera, binoculars or Disk player.

– Tape recorder, radio, typewriter or calculator, laptop computer, mobile phone.

– Portable music instrument.

– Bikes (bicycles, tandem bikes, including bikes with auxiliary motors);

However, the non-resident is required to re-export these objects at the end of their stay. These provisions do not apply to students or itinerant traders.

Animals and products subject to special procedures

– Dogs, cats, birds and other pets accompanying nonresidents, are subject to the presentation of a health certificate.

– Plant products: phytosanitary certificates.

– Species of wild fauna and flora threatened with extinction and products derived from these species (Washington Convention): CITES certificates issued by the Department of Water and Forests.

– Hunting weapons and their ammunition: authorization from the National Security Services.


In small quantities for personal needs:

– Signing of a “sworn pledge” available at customs offices, accompanied by medical evidence (medical certificate, prescription, etc.).

– Other non-personal needs: authorization from the Department of Health.

Means of transport

The Moroccan Government authorizes the temporary admission of means of transport belonging to non-residents, for a period of three (03) months, provided that they are used exclusively for tourism purposes (i.e., excluding any transport of goods of a commercial nature).

In order to favorably respond to people wishing to spend the end of year celebrations in Morocco, it has been decided to grant those who have already benefited from temporary admission for the current year, the possibility of entering their vehicles from December 20th of the same year, to be deducted over the following year, under the same conditions of continuous or divided fixed stay.

Prohibited goods

Prohibited goods are, in particular, prohibited for importation:

– War weapons and ammunition,

– Drugs,

– Writings, printed materials, recorded cassettes and videocassettes and all objects contrary to morality and public order.

Export procedures for non-residents

Without procedures

– Products of Moroccan origin (handicrafts or others) acquired locally, without limitation of value. Payment is justified by any appropriate means: exchange slip, international credit card, traveler’s check, etc.

– Travel Souvenirs.

– Ornamental, fossiliferous rocks and/or so-called semi-precious stones (provided they do not exceed ten).

Export procedures for non-residents

With procedures

Works of art, collectibles and antiques: Authorization from the Department in charge of Cultural Affairs is required. If for objects in use, no exhaustive list can be made, the quantities and values ​​of these objects must be assessed in relation to the social situation of the persons concerned as it may appear through the examination of passports. or by any other index. In case of hesitation, the customs services must examine whether the conditions listed above are met and, if so, admit the objects.

Export procedures for non-residents

Currency and Exchange

Moroccan currency is dirham (DH) divided into 100 cents. It is strictly forbidden to import or export dirham. – Foreigners not resident in Morocco may exchange the imported currency freely for dirhams with banks or establishments authorized to exchange money manually (hotels, bazaars, etc.).

In case of exchange of currencies for dirhams, they must keep the exchange slip/document. This document may be useful for them to buy currency from a bank by using the remainder of the dirhams in their possession.

If they wish to re-export all or part of the currency they have imported, it is advisable to sign an import declaration of means of payment on entry.