Tough entry conditions for French travelers, latest news

France will officially join the list of Category B countries whose travelers are subject to severe restrictions starting this Tuesday evening, 13 July. We take stock of the situation of Kovid-19 and the entry status in Morocco in July-August.

[Mis à jour le 12 juillet 2021 à 10h14] Are you planning to visit Marrakech, Rabat or Fez in July-August? Morocco has just updated its list of so-called Category B countries, adding France, Spain and Portugal, which could complicate vacations for many French travelers who want to travel to Morocco this summer 2021. From this Tuesday, July 13th at 11:59 pm , French travelers will only be able to enter Moroccan territory under strict conditions: those who have completed their vaccination program must have their certificate as well as within 48 hours Must submit a negative PCR test.

Travelers who have not completed their vaccination schedule or who have not been vaccinated at all must present a negative PCR test of not less than 48 hours, but also a controlled quarantine of 10 days to be carried out in one of the structures Will have to do The first was nominated by the local authorities and at their expense. A fresh PCR test should be done on the ninth day to authorize release from quarantine. Children below 11 years of age are exempted from PCR test.

Royal Air Marrow has strengthened its offering by mobilizing more aircraft in July-August to meet strong passenger demand for this summer after the Moroccan borders reopened in mid-June. About 1,400 additional flights with a capacity of over 220,000 seats have been scheduled since the beginning of July. On the official website of the airline, you can find prices for flights from Paris: from 261 euros one-way to Marrakech in July or from 141 euros in August, from 259 euros one-way to Rabat in July or from 150 euros in August . ..

From June 15, the air and sea borders are open to travelers under certain conditions. Operation Marhaba 2021 also began on the same date, allowing the arrival of Moroccans abroad (MRE) by sea. Be forewarned, however, that the only sea connection to Morocco planned for this summer 2021, departs from France (Set, Marseille), Italy (Genoa) or Portugal (Portimao), with a total of 650,000 passengers and passengers during the summer. 180,000 vehicles are expected. The second PCR test will be conducted at the ghats. However, land borders remain closed. No crossing is possible in both the directions. This particularly concerns the border crossing points with Ceuta and Melilla, as well as with Mauritania (Guerguerat).

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Morocco reopened its air borders on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, after months of emergencies and a halt to tourism to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Note, France will officially pass from this Tuesday evening on July 13. List of Category B countries whose travelers are subject to severe restrictions. Fully vaccinated passengers must present their certificate and a negative PCR test less than 48 hours before boarding. Travelers who are not fully vaccinated or not vaccinated at all will have to submit a negative PCR test of less than 48 hours and undergo a controlled quarantine of 10 days, which will be carried out in designated structures. will be done in one local authority. A fresh PCR test should be done on the ninth day to authorize release from quarantine. Children below 11 years of age are exempted from PCR test.

Maritime connectivity between France and Morocco has been re-established as part of the “Marhaba 2021” operation. Please note, land borders remain closed. No crossing is possible in both the directions. This particularly concerns the border crossing points with Ceuta and Melilla, as well as with Mauritania (Guerguerat).

Flights to and from Morocco have gradually resumed from mid-June according to the classification of countries in the two lists (A and B). Travelers arriving from countries on List A, which include EU member states, including France, must present a complete vaccination certificate upon boarding (the second dose must be given no later than two weeks from the date of travel). All vaccines approved by WHO are recognized. Failing to be vaccinated, travelers from List A countries must present a negative PCR test upon boarding less than 48 hours prior to the date of entry into Moroccan territory. Travelers from List B countries must apply to the Moroccan authorities for extraordinary authorization, have a negative PCR test less than 48 hours from the date of entry into Moroccan territory and undergo a 10-day medical isolation.

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Morocco is part of a list of orange countries set up by France to travel this summer, a PCR test and a septen will be mandatory for non-vaccinated French travelers.

Curfew is in force in Morocco from 11 pm to 6.30 am. Gatherings and activities of less than 50 people in confined spaces and less than 100 in the open air are authorized. Party rooms should not exceed 50% of their capacity though without accommodating more than 100 people. Wearing of masks is mandatory throughout the state.

In recent days, Morocco has relaxed many restrictions related to Kovid-19. Now it is allowed to travel nationally without any restrictions. Restaurants, cinemas and theaters as well as public swimming pools have reopened. Compulsory mask wearing is mandatory and police investigations have been intensified in various cities across the country in recent weeks.

Respecting physical distance, all beaches in Morocco are officially authorized for the summer season. Club Med reopened its Marrakech club on 12 June and the Yasmina club in Cabo Negro, near Tangier, on 26 June.

French and Moroccan airlines will operate flights in both directions (France-Moroccan and Morocco-France) since the reopening of the Moroccan borders on 15 June, which should be contacted for all reservations and information. So there is no longer a need to go through the French consulates to travel by plane. Transavia, Ai France, Royal Air Maroc, Ryanair and TUI Fly have started selling plane tickets to Morocco from mid-June and for the entire summer period.

Royal Air Marrow is strengthening its offer by mobilizing more planes in July-August to meet strong passenger demand for this summer after Morocco’s borders reopened in mid-June. About 1,400 additional flights with a capacity of over 220,000 seats have been scheduled since the beginning of July. On the official website of the airline, you can find prices for flights from Paris: from 261 euros one way to Marrakech in July or from 141 euros in August, from 259 euros in July to Rabat or from 150 euros in August … For its part, Air France offers flights from Roissy and Orly to Agadir, Marrakech, Rabat and Tangier in July–August. From its bases in Paris, Nantes, Lyon and Montpellier, Transavia serves the main Moroccan airports with 14 routes including Agadir, Casablanca, Marrakech and Tangier. For its part, the company TUI Fly announced that it will serve 7 cities from Lille in Morocco, including 2 new tourist destinations: Tangier and Fez.

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