Morocco Travel Information

Morocco Travel Visa and Passport Requirements:

Morocco is a welcoming destination however there are a few things that must be done in preparing for your trip. Most travelers who want to visit Morocco can do so without applying for a visa if your trip will not exceed three months. However, is it essential that all travellers arrive with a passport that is valid for at least six months from the time you enter Morocco.

Your stay as a visitor is restricted to three months, but may be extended at a Moroccan police station. Visiting areas outside of recognized tourist areas isn’t recommended for safety reasons. Travel regulations are known to change without notice to the public. We recommend before you travel, to check the current regulations with Travel Exploration or the Moroccan Embassy in the USA.

Passport Required? Visa Required? Return Ticket Required?
British Yes No Yes
Australia & New Zealand Yes No Yes
Canadian Yes No Yes
USA Yes No Yes
Other EU Yes No Yes
Japan Yes No Yes
South Africa Yes Yes Yes

Visas To Morocco: Required by all except the following

Nationals of countries shown in the chart above for stays of up to 3 months;

Nationals of Andorra, Argentina, Bahrain, Brazil, Chile, Congo (Rep), Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Korea (Rep), Kuwait, Libya, Liechtenstein, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Niger, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela for stays of up to three months. Transit passengers continuing their journey by the same or first connecting aircraft within 24 hours provided holding onward or return documentation and not leaving the airport.

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What Morocco Travel documents will be required?

In order to enter Morocco:

Your passport must be valid for six months following date of entry.

Registration form in an academic Program in Morocco.

No visa required for stay up to three months for North Americans and Europeans.

Tickets and Documents for return or onward travel.

Vaccination: International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever required if arriving from infected area     within five days.

Please Note: Entry visas are only valid for three months; visitors that wish to stay longer should apply at the local police station within fifteen days of arrival. For other visa enquiries you should contact the Embassy.

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Morocco Consulate Contact Information

USA
Consulate General of Morocco
10 East 40th Street,
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 758-2625
Fax: (212) 779-7441
http://www.moroccanconsulate.com/visa.cfm

Canada
Morocco Embassy, Canada
38, Range Road
KIN 8J4 Ottawa- Ontario
Canada
Phone: +1-613-2367391
Fax: +1-613-2367392
www.ambassade-maroc.ottawa.on.ca

Europe

People holding passports in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom or any country belonging to the European Union do not need a visa to travel to Morocco if your stay will not exceed ninety days. For a stay beyond ninety days, contact the Consulate of Morocco within your country to obtain a visa.

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Other Morocco Travel Visa Exemptions:
Transit passengers who are landing in Morocco and will take a connecting flight within 24 hours.

Children sixteen years old or younger may travel on their parent’s passports but they must have photographs included in their parent’s passports or entry into Morocco may be refused.

If you need a Visa to Morocco
If your country is not found in one of the lists above, you must apply to the Moroccan Embassy or Consulate nearest you.

Arriving in Morocco

Upon arrival at the airport you should receive a stamp in your passport. Make sure that you acquire this stamp as there have been reported situations where a stamp was not placed on a traveler’s passport and consequently, it made it difficult to leave Morocco without proof of entry.

Extended Stay or Permanent Relocation to Morocco

If you are already in Morocco and want to permanently relocate, or you are an exchange student, you must go to the local Moroccan police station in the district you reside. There you can contact the Bureau des Etrangers, an immigration authority, and apply for a residency permit. Applying for an extended visa can be a timely process so what some travellers do is take a trip outside of Morocco for one or two days before their three months are up. However, be aware that in a few cases people tried this and were denied re-entry until they contacted the nearest Moroccan embassy to re-apply.

Travelers are encouraged to carry a copy of their passports with them at all times. If questioned by local officials, proof of identity and your country citizenship is important to have on you.

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What to Consider When Planning Your Trip To Morocco

United States Department of State: Tips For Traveling Abroad – To Morocco

Register your travel plans with the State Department through a free online service at https://travelregistration.state.gov This will help us contact you if there is a family emergency in the U.S., or if there is a crisis where you are traveling. In accordance with the Privacy Act, information on your welfare and whereabouts will not be released to others without your express authorization.

Make sure you have a signed, valid passport, and a visa, if required, and fill in the emergency information page of your passport.

Leave copies of your itinerary, passport data page and visas with family or friends, so you can be contacted in case of an emergency.

Ask your medical insurance company if your policy applies overseas, and if it covers emergency expenses such as medical evacuation. If it does not, consider supplemental insurance.

Familiarize yourself with local conditions and laws: While in a foreign country, you are subject to its laws. The State Department web site at

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1765.html  has useful safety and other information about the countries you will visit.

Take precautions to avoid being a target of crime: To avoid being a target of crime, do not wear conspicuous clothing or jewelry and do not carry excessive amounts of money. Also, do not leave unattended luggage in public areas and do not accept packages from strangers.

Contact us in an emergency: Consular personnel at U.S. Embassies and Consulates abroad and in the U.S. are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide emergency assistance to U.S. citizens. Contact information for U.S. Embassies and Consulates appears on the Bureau of Consular Affairs website at http://travel.state.gov   Also note that the Office of Overseas Citizen Services in the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs may be reached for assistance with emergencies at 1-888-407-4747, if calling from the U.S. or Canada, or 202-501-4444, if calling from overseas.

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Travel Morocco Insurance Tips For Your Trip

AIG Travel Insurance: http://www.aigtravel.com/

Travel Insured International: http://www.travelinsureit.com/

Travelers Insurance: http://www.travelers.com/

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Morocco Travel Insurance: Insuring Your AirlineTickets & Money in Morocco

In addition to covering medical expenses and emergency flights, travel insurance also insures your money and belongings against loss or theft. Before purchasing a new policy, it’s worth checking whether you are already covered: some all-risks home insurance policies may cover your possessions when overseas, and many private medical schemes include cover when abroad.

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