Vaccinated UAE travellers now welcome in Morocco

The North African country has updated its entry rules, after reopening its borders on June 15

Morocco has updated its border rules so that travellers from the UAE can now enter the country.

The North African destination reopened its borders to international visitors on June 15, with a number of restrictions in place.

The government has divided countries into two categories: lists A and B. Visitors from countries on list A are not required to self-isolate on arrival. They are only required to show proof that they have been fully vaccinated, or present a negative PCR test taken less than 48 hours before their arrival in Morocco. Children under the age of 11 are exempt from these requirements.

Visitors from list B countries, which include the UAE, are classified into two categories. Vaccinated travellers are exempt from quarantine but must present a negative PCR test taken up to 48 hours before boarding their flight. Morocco recognises the AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, Sputnik, Pfizer-BioNTech, Janssen, Covishield, Moderna and Sinovac vaccines.

Unvaccinated visitors from countries on list B must observe a 10-day quarantine. They must also present a negative PCR test on arrival, as well as a completed and signed declaration form committing to the 10-day confinement and a voucher confirming a booking at one of the country’s designated quarantine hotels.

There are 79 countries on list B, including Bahrain, Egypt, India, Kuwait, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Tunisia and Thailand.

At present, cafes and restaurants in Morocco are open, but masks must be worn while moving about. Temperature checks will be undertaken at the entrance of these establishments, and separate entry and exit routes are provided. Beaches, resorts, wellness centres, cinemas, theatres, parks, playgrounds, museums and cultural sites are also operational, but social distancing is recommended and masks are mandatory in common areas.

Etihad currently operates daily services to Casablanca and twice-weekly flights to the Moroccan capital, Rabat. Morocco is on Abu Dhabi’s Green List, meaning there are no quarantine requirements on your return to the capital.

Updated: July 8th 2021, 5:20 AM
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