Moroccan Entry regulations provide that any foreigner wishing to travel to Morocco must have a passport or any other valid document, recognized by the Moroccan State as a travel document (Law no. ° 02-03 of November 11, 2003, relating to the entry and stay of foreigners in Morocco):
– For foreign nationals whose countries are subject to visa formalities, their travel documents must be accompanied by visas issued by the Moroccan Consulate.
– The stay in Morocco for tourism purposes is limited to three months for foreigners who are exempt from obtaining a visa and to the validity duration of the visa for those who are subject to obtaining a visa.
– In the event that a visa-exempt foreigner wishes to extend his/her stay in the Moroccan territory beyond the validity period of his/her visa or the three-month period, he/she is required to request authorization from the appropriate Moroccan authority (General Directorate of National Security) in order to avoid being in an illegal situation.
– For the foreigner who wishes to exercise a remunerated professional activity, he/she can, in this case, apply for an ID card.
– For foreign nationals arriving or disembarking in Morocco as part of an organized trip: a valid passport, covering at least the duration of the stay in Morocco, is required.
– For foreign nationals arriving or disembarking in Morocco individually, as a couple or in a group: They must have passports or any other valid document, recognized by the Moroccan State as a travel document.
– The current list of countries is exempted from the Morocco Visa formality: https://www.consulat.ma/fr/liste-des-pays-dont-les-ressortissants-sont-dispenses-du-visa-dentree-au- Morocco
– In accordance with the provisions of the law, the travel documents of foreign nationals whose countries are subject to the formality of the visa, must be accompanied by the visas required for access to Morocco, issued by the Moroccan authorities.
– Visas are issued to foreigners subject to this formality, after payment of the required fees, according to the following procedure. https://www.consulat.ma/fr/visas-ordinaries
– Applications for tourism or other type of visas for persons holding ordinary passports must be submitted to the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Morocco within in their respective region.
Types of Visas
The authorities issue four types of entry visa to Morocco:
Short stay visa:
The short validity or short stay visa allows a foreigner to enter the territory of Morocco for reasons other than immigration, for a short uninterrupted stay or several short stays in the case of multiple entries. The duration of each stay is between one and ninety days.
Long stay visa:
The long validity or long stay visa, more than three months, is a multiple-entry visa issued by Moroccan diplomatic or consular representations, after prior consultation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.
This visa is only for 12 months (1 year) and the duration of each stay is between one and ninety days.
A foreigner with a long stay visa and wishing to stay on the Moroccan territory for more than three months is required to seek the services of the General Directorate of National Security to be issued a registration card.
The transit visa authorizes a foreigner, who traveling to a third country, to enter the Morocco soil. This visa can be issued for one or two transits, but the length of stay for each transit may not exceed 72 hours.
Visa issued at the border
Exceptionally, the Security Services may issue short-stay and transit visas at border offices. For countries where Morocco is not represented, requests must be addressed to the diplomatic mission accredited in the respective country or to Honorary Consuls. In the absence of these representations, requests will be sent directly to the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Department of Consular and Social Affairs – Rabat ([email protected]) for a visa deposit at the airport.
For more information https://www.consulat.ma/fr/types-de-visas-octroyes
The Department of Tourism has implemented the Welcome Safely label, based on “the health safety reference for COVID-19 prevention framework for tourism Moroccan accommodation establishments”, and in collaboration with the Moroccan health authorities.
The “Welcome Safely” label is based on two major factors:
– Bringing the establishment into compliance with the “health security reference system linked to COVID-19 prevention for Moroccan tourist accommodation establishments”;
– Capacity building and staff training of tourist accommodation establishments through a digital platform: www.welcomesafely.ma
A list of certified establishments is available. It is updated regularly.