What are the steps to follow before coming to Morocco?
Following the Moroccan government’s decision to allow Travelers to enter Morocco by air, a number of conditions must be met.
Professionals coming from abroad must have a printed invitation on the letterhead of the inviting Moroccan company. This letter must be sealed by the company and signed by a manager with all the relevant information concerning the traveler included (passport number, dates of entry, purpose of visit, accommodation details).
For foreign nationals not subject to Visa, formalities to enter Morocco a confirmed hotel reservation in a classified hotel and tourist establishment (including Riad) must be presented at the airport. Countries Exempt from the Visa Entry to Morocco
For the Covid-19 (PCR) test, it must be less than 72 hours prior to shipment from the date of collection. Children under 11 years of age are exempt.
All passengers must complete a passenger health form onlin at http://www.onda.ma/form.php, then print and sign the form, to be presented on arrival in Morocco.
What are the sanitary measures to be respected?
As part of the fight against the spread of Covid-19 pandemic, Morocco ensures the application of health measures recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) for safety and health of everyone.
For your safety and safety of others during your stay in Morocco, it is necessary to:
- Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds with soap or a hydro-alcoholic solution.
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow or into a single-use handkerchief and dispose of it in a garbage can.
- Maintain a distance of 1.5m with your interlocutor.
- Avoid hand gestures, hugs, and kisses, and make sure the mask is worn. In Morocco, failure to wear the mask is punishable by a fine of 300 DHS.
- Take all precautions when going out.
During your tourist or professional stay in Morocco, it is strongly recommended to download the Wiqaytna (our security) an application put online by the Ministry of Health to notify the person of the exposure to the Coronavirus “Covid-19”.
PURE MOROCCO – Measures & Safety Practices
We have put in place in accordance with the guidelines of the World Health Organization and the Moroccan Government a series of measures & safety practices to offer a safe tour to our customers during their journey in Morocco, and to protect them as required by local legislation.
- Regular monitoring of well-being & temperature of team members by leadership, encouraging them to follow governmental and WHO guidelines.
- The use of masks is obligatory. Masks will be given to clients who do not have their own.
- All the staff involved in contact with the customers will be wearing a mask.
- Alcohol gel will be available for customers in the cars.
- We work closely with our hotel partners to ensure they are complying with the safety & Security Guidelines of the Moroccan Government and the WHO.
- All vehicles will be sanitized & disinfected before and after each service.
- Contactless tools & procedures where possible and appropriate.
- Limiting physical contact and queuing where possible, drivers, tour Guides, and representatives will be staggering timing when possible of access to venues, hotels, and restaurants among others.
Useful numbers during your stay
During your stay, you must adopt barrier gestures to protect yourself and others. However, once you arrive in Morocco, several numbers are available to citizens and travelers for advice, assistance, security and emergency.
A list of embassies and consulates in Morocco is also at your disposal for any information, request for documents or to benefit from consular services.
Stay safely in Morocco
It is best to find out about the restrictions in each country before planning your trip. In Morocco, a state of health emergency is always applied to ensure the safety of citizens and travelers.
Within the framework of the application of the state of health emergency, a strict control is ensured in all the entrances of the cities. Each city council applies its own restrictive measures for the city in question in order to limit the spread of the virus.
To make the most of your stay, please note that restaurants, cafés, shopping malls and convenience stores generally close at 8:00 p.m. There is also a night curfew between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
Find below the measures adopted by the tourist services in Morocco and intended to guarantee you a nice stay:
Cafés and restaurants
With prior reservation, it is possible to access the different cafes and restaurants while respecting some sanitary measures. You must always wear your mask at the entrance and every time you get up to move around. At the entrance, your temperature is checked, and you are invited to disinfect your hands. To ensure the safety of all clients, the entrance and exit routes are separate. As for the number of people per table, it is also limited to a maximum of 3 with respect to the safety distance.
Beaches, resorts and wellness centers
Private bathing establishments have also made several efforts to guarantee the health of all their customers. The general health protocol being followed, body temperature is checked at the entrance and hand disinfection is required. In the case of the wellness centers, the entry and exit routes are separated. Respect of social distancing is recommended, and the wearing of masks is mandatory in common areas. In order to fully enjoy these activities, it is advisable to follow all the guidelines mentioned at the reception area of these establishments and to inquire in advance by telephone. Public beaches are closed.
Hotels and accommodation facilities
A reservation is mandatory to take full advantage of your stay in hotels, resorts, riads and all classified accommodation structures. Wearing a mask is mandatory in reception rooms, dining areas and any other common room. To ensure compliance with sanitary measures dictated by the authorities, the staff of the tourist sector is trained to guide you and guarantee you the best of stays. It should also be noted that body temperature is checked at the entrance and hand disinfection may also be necessary. In addition, several structures offer the option of online booking for swimming pools. The respect of social distancing measures and hygiene rules is also required.
Museums and cultural sites
Several museums and cultural places are currently closed. When they reopen, access will be limited to a specific number of people with a reservation option. Temperature will be checked, followed by hand disinfection. As the entrance and exit routes are separated, the safety distance will have to be respected in case of waiting. Inside these establishments, it would be preferable to avoid touching objects and to follow the indicated and signaled routes. Wearing a mask is mandatory.
Cinemas and Theatres
Cinemas and theaters are currently closed. When they reopen, admission may be subject to reservation. All arrangements will be made to protect your health and safety: a marked and indicated route, a temperature reading at the entrance, hand disinfection and numbered and separate seats to keep a safe distance. It should be noted that wearing a mask is mandatory to attend shows in cinemas and theaters.
Natural parks, green spaces and playgrounds
In playgrounds, green spaces and public nature parks, regular disinfection of your hands is recommended. Wearing a mask is mandatory. A physical distance of at least one meter is recommended. In private areas, a temperature reading, and hand disinfection is mandatory at the entrance, as well as the wearing of a mask.
Shops and commercial activities
In shops, boutiques, shopping malls and local stores, it is mandatory to wear your mask to protect yourself and others. It is brought to your attention that at the entrance of each store, sanitizers are available to customers, as well as thermal scanners for checking body temperature. As the number of customers is limited in these areas, it is compulsory to respect the safety distance in queuing. During your stay, it is recommended to inquire about the opening and closing hours of the stores.
Tour guides will be provided with a hygiene kit and disinfected audio equipment before and after each visit. Wearing a mask is obligatory during the entire visit. It is mandatory to respect the rules of social distancing and to disinfect your hands after each contact.
Means of transport
To move freely in Morocco, several means of transportation are available: cabs, buses, streetcars, trains, coaches and rental cars. Please note that travel may be subject to police checks at the entrance to each city.
To ensure your safety on public transportation, it is mandatory to wear a mask, maintain a safe distance from other passengers, and sit in the seats reserved for you.
If you decide to travel by car, wearing a mask becomes mandatory if you are accompanied.