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Morocco Is Opening to Tourists. Here’s What You Should Know
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.
Royal Air Maroc informs you that nationals of visa-exempt countries with an invitation from a Moroccan company or a confirmed hotel reservation can now have access to our flights to Morocco.— Royal Air Maroc (@RAM_Maroc) September 6, 2020
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.
All foreign visitors must comply with the health measures issued by the Moroccan authorities, in particular the obligation to carry out the required tests for COVID-19.— Royal Air Maroc (@RAM_Maroc) September 6, 2020
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.