Last updated August 18, 2021
This country of vast deserts and bustling cities is a one-of-a-kind experience that's sure to delight, whether you've traveled extensively or never left your home country. Explore some of the architectural jewels of the Muslim-Arab world like gorgeous mosques and hammams or soak up the local culture in busy marketplaces and sample local delicacies. Relax with cups of mint tea or study the intricate tile work of the region, Morocco is full of excitement for any traveler.
Is travel insurance required for Morocco?
While travel insurance isn't one of Morocco's travel requirements, it's still recommended since it's always best to be prepared for the unexpected. If you spend a little up front on travel medical insurance you could save yourself thousands if you incur an illness or injury while abroad.
With a wide range of plans on the market, it may be a challenge to know which is the best travel insurance for Morocco. To find the plan that's best for you, first assess the condition of your health then take a look at your travel plans. From there, you can compare plans side by side with our compare tool.
For travelers with pre-existing conditions, senior travelers and those looking for more complete coverage, a comprehensive plan is the best option. If you are looking for basic coverage at an affordable price, a limited plan may be the way to go.
Covid in Morocco
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) ranks the Covid threat in Morocco at a Level 3, which represents a high risk. The CDC recommends avoiding nonessential travel to Morocco, especially if you're unvaccinated.
While Morocco doesn't require visitors to be vaccinated, but the CDC does strongly recommend that anyone traveling to Morocco be fully vaccinated. Everyone who enters the country must produce a negative Covid test result taken within three days of your departure. The United States has this same entry requirement as well.
Morocco is fairly safe when it comes to major crimes. However, travelers have to be aware of a large amount of petty theft and scams in tourist-heavy areas. Fake guides are the biggest issue in Morocco. Locals on motorcycles, in vans and on foot can be quite aggressive in competing for your money and attention. Be very careful when hiring guides and make sure that you hire one who is knowledgeable and speaks your language. Always agree on a price before leaving on a tour or hiring a guide. Also, set some parameters on what you want to see and the number of shops you want to visit. If you don't want to shop during your excursion with a guide, it's a good idea to state this upfront.
Marijuana (known as kif in Arabic) is plentiful but illegal in Morocco. It's illegal to buy, sell or consume marijuana or hashish in Morocco. If you're caught with the drug you may be subject to a fine and, potentially, time in jail. There are also many scams that surround the selling of drugs.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) recommend the following vaccinations for Morocco: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, rabies, meningitis, polio, MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza.
Visas and Documentation
Citizens of the following countries do not need a visa to enter Morocco for 90 days or less: Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Republic of Congo, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Guinea (Conakry), Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States of America.
If you want to visit the country for more than 90 days or are not from one of the countries listed above, you can find out how to apply for a visa here.