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Travel tips for Morocco

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Diverse nature with desert, sea, mountains and lakes as well as colourful cities that take one back to past times – that is Morocco. Some of the highlights are:

Imperial Cities

Fez, Marrakesh, Meknes and Rabat – all of them were capitals of the great dynasties. The pompous cities still fascinate plenty of visitors through their history, palaces and ruins. In addition, the special atmosphere at the colourful markets is a unique experience.

Cities & Culture

The list of beautiful cities is long: Essaouria at the Atlantic Ocean with its precious Medina old town, the „blue city“ Chefchaouen with its numerous decorated window frames, stairs and doors as well as Casablanca, the biggest city of Morocco with the highest house of prayer in the world.

Coast

The coast enchants with its broad and partly untouched beaches – no surprise that next to relaxation one can find popular surf-hotspots here. For instance in Taghazout und Tamraght there are many surf camps whereas the coast town Agadir is famous for its long beaches.

Atlas Mountains

The Atlas Mountains host spectacular panorama views and remote Berber-villages. The high Atlas massif consists of green valleys, deep gorges and vast lakes. It often snows in the highest areas, which is especially stunning when arriving from the hot desert.

Sahara Desert

Infinite vastness, high dunes or a sparkling night sky – all of this can be found in the Sahara. If by car, by foot or on dromedaries, a desert excursion is a must do. Nowhere else one can see more wonderful sunsets and sunrises than from one of the desert camps. Adrenaline junkies will enjoy  sandboarding.

Tourist infrastructure

Morocco has a good traffic infrastructure in and between the big cities. In the South and East of the Atlas Mountains there are still many dust roads. Between Oujda, Casablanca, Fez and Marrakesh there is a well working railway system. Shipping traffic from the sea is also reliable. In addition, there are many modern airports which connect the big cities.

Morocco offers many touristic accommodations of all categories. The prettiest and most popular ones are the Riads, old and gorgeous townhouses.

Climate and travel season

Due to the division of the country by the Atlas Mountains, the climate is extremely diverse. At the coast and around the Rif Mountains the climate is Mediterranean with temperatures up to 30 degrees in summer and 15 – 18 degrees in winter. Moreover, there is a rainy season between November and March. The peaks of the Atlas Mountain, on the other hand, are covered in snow in winter, which often lasts until spring. In the Meseta plateau between the coast and mountains, as well as beyond the mountains on the edge of the Sahara, there is hot, continental climate all year round with up to 40 degrees in summer. At night, temperatures can go down to 5 degrees. Therefore, for beach holidays June to September are most suitable whereas the country´s culture and architecture are best seen in April/May and October/November.

Visa and entry

To enter Morocco Germans, Austrians and Swiss need a passport, which upon entry is at least valid for 6 more months. For stays up to 90 days no visa is required.

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Current accessibility

  • Information on entry:

    With effect from October 20, 2021, the Moroccan authorities suspended all direct flights between Morocco and Germany, the Netherlands and Great Britain. It can be assumed that flight connections with more countries may be suspended at short notice.

    In principle, travelers from countries that are on the A-list of the Moroccan Ministry of Health are allowed to enter. Germany, Austria and Switzerland are on the A-list, but there may be further changes to the regulations. Ferry connections currently only exist between Morocco and France as wel as Italy. A PCR test in English, French or Arabic that is no more than 48 hours old or a proof of a complete corona vaccination must be presented to enter the country. A 10-day quarantine only is applicable for travellers from countries that are designated as high-risk areas on the B-list.

  • Information on return:

    Since March 30, 2021, all travellers, no matter from which country they are coming and which means of transportation they use, must present a negative PCR or PoC test, a proof of complete vaccination, for instance the digital Covid-Certificate from the EU (Green Pass), or a proof of recovery from a Covid-19 infection, which was completed at least 28 days ago and is maximum 6 months old, before entering the Federal Republic of Germany. The PCR test must be performed at the earliest 72 hours and the PoC-test 48 hours before the start of the return journey. In addition, travellers must register their entry at the entry portal www.einreiseanmeldung.de➝ before arriving in Germany and carry proof of the corresponding registration with them. For stays in high risk areas classified by the RKI➝ there is a 10-day quarantine obligation. The quarantine can solely be prevented when a proof of complete vaccination or a proof of recovery from a Covid-19 infection, which was completed at least 28 days ago and is maximum 6 months old, was submitted on the entry portal. After five days at the earliest, travellers who are not vaccinated or did not recover from a Covid-19 infection can undergo a Covid-19 test. With a subsequent negative result, the quarantine obligation can be ended early. For stays in virus mutation areas a negative PCR-test, which must be performed at the earliest 72 hours before entering, needs to be shown before return and a fourteen-day quarantine must to be entered without possibility to shorten it.

    All travellers older than 12 years, must present a negative PCR or PoC test, a proof of complete vaccination, for instance the digital Covid-Certificate from the EU (Green Pass), or a proof of recovery from a Covid-19 infection before entering Austria. The PCR-test must be performed at the earliest 72 hours and the PoC-test 48 hours before the start of the return journey. Since January 15, 2021, travellers must register their entry here ➝ („Pre-Travel-Clearance“) before arrival. With the above mentioned certifications a quarantine can be fully prevented when entering from a country classified as safe. The certifications can be handed in 24 hours later if no hotel stay is planned. For vaccinated people arriving from countries not classified as safe or from virus mutations areas the quarantine does not apply neither. Non-vaccinated people however need to present a negative Covid-test or a proof of recovery as well as enter a 10-day quarantine. After five days at the earliest, travellers can undergo a Covid-19 test. With a subsequent negative result, the quarantine obligation can be ended early.

    All air as well as transit passengers who are not fully vaccinated or did not surpass a Covid-19 infection within the past 6 months must register their entry on www.swissplf.admin.ch before or during arrival in Switzerland and need to carry the generated QR-code with them. Air passengers older than 16 years must present a negative PCR or PoC test, a proof of complete vaccination, for instance the digital Covid-Certificate from the EU (Green Pass), or a proof of recovery from a Covid-19 infection before entering. The PCR-test must be performed at the earliest 72 hours and the PoC-test 48 hours before the start of the return journey. Air as well as transit passengers who are not fully vaccinated or did not surpass a Covid-19 infection as well need to enter a 10-day quarantine and present a PCR-test. In addition, they need to inform their corresponding cantonal authority latest within two days after arrival. After seven days at the earliest, travellers can undergo a Covid-19 test. With a subsequent negative result, the quarantine obligation can be ended early. The obligation to test or enter quarantine does not apply to fully vaccinated people who can present a certificate such as the EU Digital Certificate or a Swiss Covid certificate.

Für Einreisende in die Bundesrepublik Deutschland, die sich in den letzten 10 Tagen vor Einreise in einem Risikogebiet aufgehalten haben, besteht seit dem 08. November 2020 die Pflicht, sich unverzüglich in eine zehntägige Quarantäne zu begeben. Darüber hinaus müssen Reisende vor ihrer Ankunft in Deutschland ihre Einreise unter https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de ➝ anmelden und den Nachweis über die entsprechende Anmeldung mit sich führen. Nach frühestens fünf Tagen können sich die Reiserückkehrer Covid-19 Test unterziehen. Mit einem anschließenden Negativergebnis kann die Quarantänepflicht frühzeitig beendet werden.

ACHTUNG: Wer sich in den letzten 10 Tagen vor Einreise in Deutschland in einem Hochinzidenz-Gebiet oder einem Virusvarianten-Gebiet aufgehalten hat, muss bereits bei Einreise einen ärztlichen Nachweis oder ein negatives Testergebnis bei sich tragen und diesen bei Aufforderung der zuständigen Behörden vorlegen können. Der Test darf nicht älter als 48 Stunden vor Einreise sein. Darüber hinaus ist das negative Testergebnis auch vor Antritt der Rückreise dem entsprechenden Beförderer vorzulegen. Sollte es den Einreisenden aus etwaigen Gründen in einem Hochinzidenzgebiet oder einem Virusvarianten-Gebiet nicht möglich sein, sich vor Abreise testen zu lassen, können die entsprechenden Beförderer vor Abreise einen Schnelltest durchführen und bei Negativergebnis die Beförderung vornehmen. Der Beförderer darf den Test maximal 12 Stunden vor Abreise durchführen. Dieser Test muss den Anforderungen des RKI entsprechen: https://www.rki.de/tests ➝

Covid-19

Corona precautionary measures

  • Restrictions in the country:

    The state of emergency applies until at least October 31, 2021: A minimum distance of 1.5m must be maintained and the hygiene regulations must be respected. Public, national transport is limited with a capacity of 75%, unvaccinated people without special permission are not allowed to travel within the country. There is currently a curfew between 11 pm. and 5 am. Restaurants and public facilities are allowed to open with a capacity of 50%. Meetings and celebrations are prohibited. Numerous facilities and hotels are still closed.

  • Mouth and nose protection:

    In public space mouth and nose protection must be worn as well as in cars when more than one household is present. Breaches of the mandatory mask wearing are fined with 300 DHS.

  • Hygiene measures in the country:

    There is currently no information about a uniform measure catalogue. However, hotels can get certified with the „Welcome Safety Label“, which was introduced by the Ministry of Tourism based on the sanitary standards of the WHO and UNWTO.

Status: 20.10.2021

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