Traveling to Morocco in times of covid-19 is possible
We are in luck because you can now travel to Morocco after long months of waiting. Since the beginning of september, the Maghreb country opened its doors so that every tourist with a hotel reservation could visit it always following the health safety regulations. This gradual opening of access for foreigners to the country, has already begun its course and more and more curious and lovers of the country have decided to travel and cross the strait to enjoy everything that Morocco offers but, …
What should we do before traveling?
The first thing we have to take into account are the conditions that we must meet to legally move to the country. On the one hand, if your trip is run by a company and you are going professionally, it is important that you have an identifier of the corresponding company, its ICE and other information such as the address and the RC number. All this bearing in mind that this documentation must be signed and specifying the date of entry and exit to Moroccan territory.
On the other hand, those people who travel to Morocco idly as tourists may also do so, as long as they present a hotel or riad reservation at the airport specifying the corresponding establishment to which they will go. It is a way to control tourism in addition to promoting this sector that has been affected so much throughout the pandemic.
Finally, and as we have already spoken on previous occasions in other publications, both in some types of trips and others it is necessary to have a negative PCR test for Covid-19 to be able to board, dated less than 72 hours before the trip. The result will be recorded on the passenger’s health card that will have to be presented upon arrival at the destination.
Can we travel from all countries? What about the airlines?
To date, the list of countries from which travel to Morocco is allowed is as follows: Belgium, France, United Kingdom and Spain, among other countries and the list of airlines that fly to the Moroccan Kingdom includes those such as Ryanair, Royal Air Maroc, Air France, Air Arabia etc.
Is it safe to travel to Morocco in times of covid?
Unlike other countries, the situation in Morocco has stood out throughout the pandemic for its stability and its situation has not had large spikes in infections or deaths. Since the beginning of the pandemic there have been 146,421 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country (as of yesterday) and 2,976 deaths, according to official data from the Ministry of Health. Data showing the low incidence of the virus in Morocco compared to other european countries, without going any further. It is the third African country with the most cases of coronavirus and occupies the thirty-sixth position worldwide. The state of alarm continues in the Kingdom until November 10.
Sanitary measures to be respected in Morocco
Since the virus does not understand borders, in Morocco the measures advised by health authorities are the same as in other countries since they follow those recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) with the aim of maximizing security for all citizens, neighbors or foreigners.
Health guarantees to prevent and avoid the disease are key to curbing its expansion. Here are some tips so you don’t hesitate to put them into practice on your trip:
- Wash your hands with soap or hydroalcoholic gel regularly for half a minute.
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow or into a tissue.
- Maintain a 1.5m safety distance from all people.
- Avoid approaches such as kisses, hugs.
- Always wear the mask both indoors and outdoors.
Where to call if you need healthcare?
In Morocco, in case of symptoms of Covid-19 it is necessary to call +212 801004747, for more information at 160, an ambulance on 150 or the police on 190.
What to visit and how to do it
As the state of health emergency is still in force to guarantee the safety of tourists and residents of the country, in each place you go to, you will check that there are control measures to guarantee the non-spread of the virus. Thus, it is important to also know the hours of the establishments as well as the security measures adopted. For example, cafes and restaurants close at midnight and, on the other hand, malls and ordinary stores do so later.
If we want to access to consume in any establishment, it is important to inform that it can always be reserved in advance and respecting sanitary measures. As in Spain, hand washing at the entrance and exit of the establishment is mandatory, as is the limited capacity.
As for leisure centers and shops, these are also governed by the general sanitary protocol taking the temperature at the entrance in addition to the disinfection of the hands and the entry and exit routes. The use of the mask is mandatory at all times and in common spaces the minimum safety distance is required.
The hotels and accommodations have also reopened their doors, of course, by prior reservation. In common spaces, the use of masks is mandatory, as well as taking the temperature and disinfection of hands. As for the pools, these establishments advise reserving a specific time for the pools.
These sanitary measures are also followed in other buildings, both public and private, such as museums and cultural spaces. On the other hand, in outdoor spaces the use of a mask is mandatory and hand disinfection is recommended, as if we decide to take public transport or rent a car.
What happens if we have booked a tourist route
For the guides, the moroccan government is providing a hygienic kit to disinfect the audio equipment before and after each visit. In addition, the mask is mandatory during the visit, as is the social distance with the rest of the group.
Traveling to Morocco is simple and safe. If you have any questions regarding your trip, contact us and we will solve them instantly!