This week the UK government provided updated advice for British travellers looking to visit Morocco. Although flights resumed back in June 2021 and the NHS COVID Pass has been widely accepted as proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination at the border, there was no official clarity on entry requirements for Morocco. The changes come at the same time the UK Government announced they were scrapping the existing Traffic Light System and removing ‘all but essential travel’ warnings from a number of countries.
As of now it is formally stated that UK visitors can use their NHS COVID Pass or a negative PCR test result before boarding their flight or ferry to gain entry into Moroccan territory. The result must show that the PCR test itself was undertaken no more than 48 hours before boarding.
The Moroccan National Tourism Office (MNTO) is keen to promote Morocco as a COVID-safe destination based on the low covid rates and a successful vaccination programme that has seen over 19.2 million have been double jabbed out of a target population of 25 million. Currently, Morocco has a daily average of just 668 active cases.
Jamal Kilito, MNTO Director for UK & Ireland, said: “As we emerge from the pandemic, we are looking forward to welcoming travellers to the Kingdom of Morocco where they can enjoy a truly exceptional tourism experience with peace of mind.
With secure health and safety measures in place, we are confident that we can rebuild our tourism industry and provide travellers with the warm Moroccan welcome they have always enjoyed and we encourage as many visitors as possible to rediscover this magnificent destination”.
Morocco offers authenticity and diversity and provides travellers with an opportunity to experience a culture steeped in history. Besides the popular destinations of Marrakech, Agadir and Fes, the country offers visitors accessible desert experiences, hiking in the Atlas Mountains, numerous beaches and water sports, as well as relaxation and scenic landscapes, all with the backdrop of the best health and sanitary standards.
For more information on holidays in Morocco, visit www.visitmorocco.com