hibapress / press release
Based on the positive indicators of the epidemiological situation in the Kingdom of Morocco and the decline in the number of cases of infection with the new coronavirus, especially after the expansion of vaccination campaigns in our country, the Moroccan authorities have taken more progressive measures. Relax restrictions on the movement of passengers wishing to enter the national territory, the ministry said in a press release.
These measures are intended to facilitate the return of Moroccans living abroad to their homeland, added the same source.
The ministry said that “the operation will take place in accordance with an approach that combines progressive opening – taking into account the development of the national and international epidemiological situation – and the preservation of the gains made by our country to contain the spread of the coronavirus.” “.
In this context, countries were classified into two lists, according to the recommendations of the Ministry of Health, based on official epidemiological data published by the World Health Organization (WHO) or by these countries themselves. .
List “A” includes all countries with positive indicators regarding the control of the epidemiological situation, especially the spread of forms of the virus.
Thus, travelers to these countries – whether they are Moroccan citizens, foreigners established in Morocco, or citizens of these countries or foreigners residing there – if they have a certificate of vaccination and/or a negative PCR result, So they can reach the territory of Morocco. Testing of at least 48 hours from the date of entry into the national territory.
The ministry said holders of foreign vaccination certificates would benefit from the same benefits offered by Moroccan vaccination certificates in the national territory to Moroccan citizens.
As for List “B”, it is intended to be a restrictive list of all countries that are not related to the relief measures contained in List “A”, and which are experiencing a variety of prevalences or the absence of accurate data. on epidemiology. Situation.
Travelers from countries on this list must obtain extraordinary authorization before travel, submit a negative PCR test less than 48 hours from the date of entry into the national territory, then undergo a 10-day medical isolation.
The “A” and “B” lists will be regularly published on the electronic sites of the ministries responsible for foreign affairs, health and tourism, the same source said, noting that the two lists are regularly published at least two The bar will be updated. Several times a month as needed.
In connection with the return of Moroccans living abroad by sea, as part of the “Marhaba 2021” operation, it will be in accordance with the health conditions described above from the same sea transit point from last year, knowing that PCR tests Apart from this, at the time of boarding, passengers will have to undergo another test on board to ensure maximum health protection for themselves and their loved ones.
List A includes member states of the United Nations not mentioned in List B.
List B includes Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Congo, Congo (DRC), Cuba, United Arab Emirates, Eswatini , including Guatemala. , Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger , Oman, Uganda, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Qatar, Central African Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North), Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, South Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Chad , Thailand, Togo, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.