Morocco Is Opening to Tourists. Here’s What You Should Know
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Morocco Is Opening to Tourists. Here’s What You Should Know

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Parker Diakite
Parker Diakite Sep 17, 2020

If you’re looking for another destination to travel during the pandemic, then add Morocco to your list.

The country will reopen its borders for international travelers to more than 60 countries, including the United States. 

The news was first confirmed by the country’s largest airline Royal Air Maroc on Twitter.

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Passengers arriving in Morocco must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test no older than 48-hours. 

U.S. travelers are permitted to stay up to 90-days in Morocco without a visa. Citizens of the U.K., Australia, and several European countries have similar benefits.

And while Morocco’s Ministry of Affairs hasn’t formally confirmed ease on restrictions, Royal Maroc said that visitors would have to comply with local mandates, including wearing of face masks in all public spaces is required.

Closing Its Borders

In March, Morocco imposed one of the world’s strictest lockdowns that made headlines as international tourists inside the country were trapped inside, and tens of thousands of Moroccans overseas were trapped overseas.

The National in Dubai is reporting that Emirates Airlines will restart flights to Morocco on Sept. 18.

Morocco has recorded more than 90,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and more than 1,600 deaths.