Coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel: The situation around the world is changing dramatically. Various governments have changed their travel warnings to restrict travel during this time. To understand how this may impact cover under your policy, please go to our FAQs and select your country of residence.
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High Covid infection rates in the UK have triggered a travel ban by Morocco. Direct flights between the two countries will be suspended from 11.59pm on 20 October 2021.
From 21 October 2021, you will need a vaccine pass to enter public places including hotels, restaurants and shops.
From 15 June 2021, direct flights between the UK and Morocco resume. Travelers will need to provide proof that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with the second dose administered at least two weeks prior to travel, or a negative PCR test result before boarding a flight or ferry to Morocco. The result must show that the PCR test itself was undertaken no more than 48 hours before arrival.
From 30 March 2021, the Moroccan Government has suspended all flights until further notice between Morocco and France and Spain. All passengers from those countries traveling through another country are not allowed to enter Morocco. The only exceptions are overflights, cargo, and medical flights.
With effect from midnight on 20 December, the Moroccan Government suspended until further notice all direct flights between Morocco and the UK following the emergence of a new strain of COVID-19 in the UK.
Air travel to and from Morocco remains restricted to specific categories of travelers. Citizens and residents of Morocco and, as of September 6, foreign nationals of visa-exempt countries with reservations with Moroccan hotels or travel agencies and business people invited by Moroccan companies are allowed to enter and depart.
All regularly scheduled commercial flights to/from Morocco remain suspended, as do ferries to/from Spain. Special operation flights to/from Morocco are taking place on Royal Air Maroc (RAM), Air Arabia, and Air France. RAM is operating a direct flight from Casablanca to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and a direct flight from Casablanca to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).
The Government of Morocco has suspended all flights to/from Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, Croatia, Czech Republic, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Ireland, Italy, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Mozambique, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom. Individuals (including U.S. citizens) coming from these countries will not be permitted to enter Morocco, even if transiting a different country on the way to Morocco.
As a reminder, the authorities may put into place with little notice additional flight suspensions aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19. Check with your local Moroccan embassy before booking a trip, and check your government's travel advice.
All eligible passengers must meet the following conditions to enter Morocco:
A nationwide state of emergency was declared on 20 March 2020 and remains in place. A nationwide curfew between the hours of 9pm and 6am is in place until at least 30 March 2021.
Provinces are categorized into two zones depending on the level of COVID-19 risk present in the region, and these categories are updated on a weekly basis. An exceptional movement certificate may be required for various activities depending on whether you are in an area categorized as zone 1 or zone 2.
According to gov.uk as of 29 March, movement into/out of Tangier and Casablanca is prohibited. Only those with an urgent medical need or those required to travel for work and holding both a letter from their employer, as well as an exceptional certificate of movement from local authorities, are exempt.
It is compulsory to wear a face mask in public.
Important note: These travel alerts are general in nature, and based on information from government and embassy websites such as gov.uk and the US Embassy in Morocco. We will update these alerts as often as possible, but we are not able to respond to comments about specific personal circumstances. For information relevant to you, contact your local Morocco embassy, consulate, travel operator, or airline for any updates on how these changes will affect you personally.
Before you buy a travel insurance policy, check your government travel warnings and health advice – there may be no travel insurance cover for locations with a government travel ban or health advice against travel.
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