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Visas, documentation and requirements to travel to Morocco

If you want to travel to Morocco, it is important that you know what documents you should have, as citizens of some countries need a visa. Therefore, in this article, we talk about everything you need to go and we give you important recommendations.

Below you have an index with all the points that we are going to deal with in this article.

Necessary documents

Depending on the nationality of the traveler and the reason for the trip, some people need a visa to travel to Morocco.

Passport

The citizens of the following countries they don't need a visa to enter Morocco, only a valid passport for a minimum of three months:

  • TO: Germany, Andorra, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria
  • B: Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria
  • C: Canada, Chile, China, Cyprus, South Korea, Ivory Coast, Croatia
  • D: Denmark
  • AND: United Arab Emirates, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, United States of America
  • F: Philippines, Finland, France
  • G: Greece, Guinea
  • H: Hong Kong, Hungary
  • I: Indonesia, Iceland, Italy
  • J: Japan
  • K: Kuwait
  • L: Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg
  • M: Mali, Malta, Mexico, Monaco
  • N: Niger, Norway, New Zealand
  • OR: Oman
  • P: Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico
  • Q: Qatar
  • R: United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Republic of the Congo, Romania
  • S: Senegal, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland
  • T: Tunisia, Turkey
  • V: Venezuela

People with previous nationalities can stay in the country for three months, except for those from Hong Kong, which have a maximum of 30 days.

Spaniards cannot travel to Morocco with just the DNI, it is mandatory to have a passport. Also, the Schengen visa is not valid for Morocco.

However, it is possible to extend the stay by requesting it before the Moroccan authorities. Once in the country, you must fill in an entry and exit form.

Visa

People from countries that we have not named before, such as Colombia, Panama, Uruguay, Costa Rica or Ecuador, do need a visa To enter the country. To obtain this, the following documentation must be presented at the Moroccan Embassy at least 45 days before the trip:

  • Application form filled in capital letters.
  • 2 recent passport-sized and color photos (4 x 3 cm).
  • Identification document.
  • Passport valid for more than 90 days.
  • Photocopy of passport.
  • Return ticket.
  • Itinerary of the trip: reservation of the hotel, certificate of the family that will be in charge of the expenses, request of the travel agency or recommendation of the Ministry of Tourism of Morocco.
  • Labor letter, Certified Public Accountant or pension resolution.
  • Recent bank statement.

All this documentation must be presented in an identified envelope. The price of a visa for one ticket is 220 dirhams (the currency of Morocco), 330 for two tickets. There are also collective visas for groups, which cost 60 dirhams per person.

As long as the airport is not abandoned and the next flight is booked on the same day, if Morocco is only a transit country between the destination of origin and a third territory, a visa is not required.

Special situations

If you want to go to Morocco to to work, you should know that you will need a work visa or a permit. For this, it is required to have an employment contract approved by the Moroccan Ministry of Employment.

On the other hand, when traveling with children or babies, they are required the same roles as those of legal age. Depending on the country of origin, parental authorization may be required if you do not go with one of them.

If you want to travel with your pet, such as a dog, you must carry a health certificate issued in the last six days and a rabies vaccine certificate less than 6 months old.

When returning to Spain, more requirements are requested, such as the microchip, the rabies serological test prepared in a laboratory of the European Union and the European passport of the animal.

Also, if you are going to marry a Moroccan person (mixed marriage) in this country, you will need the Certificate of Marriage Capacity, in addition to presenting numerous documents such as the birth certificate (all papers must be translated and legalized).

Transport

If you are going to travel by boat to Morocco (it is common to do it from Spain through the ports of Algeciras or Tarifa), the access procedures, such as filling in the entry document, will be carried out on the boat.

In contrast, if you are going to arrive with your car, motorcycle or motorhome, you will be asked for the following documentation at the entrance:

  • Completed application form (available at customs or online).
  • Driving license.
  • Circulation permit.
  • International Insurance
  • If the car is not yours or is company, authorization of the owner.

It is mandatory to leave with the vehicle that has entered Morocco. In addition, only one per person is accepted.

Tips

As indicated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, the health system in Morocco is good in large cities and of poor quality in rural areas. Although in this case it is not always required, when you leave your own country, it is advisable to take out medical insurance.

To prevent unwanted diseases, you should avoid trying food from street stalls and it is advisable to drink bottled water. As for vaccines, there is no mandatory. The most recommended to have up to date are the following:

  • Typhoid fever
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Tetanus-Diphtheria
  • Triple viral (measles, rubella and mumps)

On the issue of security, as in many countries, Morocco lives under terrorist threat, although there has been no recent attack. However, it is a recommended destination for both families and girls traveling alone, as long as some guidelines are followed. You can find more information in the following article: Security in Morocco, current situation and dangers.

The fact of traveling to Morocco during Ramadan is not a problem. It is only possible that you find some restaurants closed due to the fast that they perform during the day.

As for gay people, in Morocco homosexuality is illegal and is persecuted among its inhabitants. However, with tourists there are usually no problems, although there have been some unwanted situations. You can learn more about this topic in this article: The 10 worst tourist destinations for the LGBT community.

Finally, in Spain you will find the Moroccan Embassy, ​​specifically, on Serrano Street, 179. In addition, there are consulates in numerous cities such as Barcelona, ​​Valencia and Seville. This is important if, for example, you are a Colombian resident in Spain who wants to know Morocco.

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