Traveling from Latin America to Morocco? Find out the documents you need including a valid passport, visa, and special COVID-19 requirements.
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With international travel resuming, many people are looking forward to their next vacation. If you’re considering Morocco as your next destination, then this guide is for you.
With the recent introduction of the new online Morocco visa, this is a great time to visit. The electronic application process means it’s never been easier to travel to the North African nation from Latin America. Citizens of several Latin American countries are eligible to apply for the eVisa.
In addition to a visa, there are some other documents that you’ll need for your trip. Find out what you need on this page and get prepared to travel.
This is the essential document for all international travel. To travel from any country in Latin America to Morocco you must have a valid passport.
Each country has different passport validity requirements. To travel to Morocco, your passport should be valid for at least 6 months at the time of entry. You also need at least one blank page for an entry stamp.
If you’ll be visiting any other countries in addition to Morocco, be sure to check the visa requirements for each nation.
Of course, to reach Morocco from Latin America you must purchase travel tickets. The most convenient way to reach Morocco is by flying. Here are some of the routes available:
São Paulo Guarulhos Airport (GRU) to Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK)
Rio De Janeiro Airport (GIG) to Casablanca Mohamed V (CMN)
San Jose Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO) to Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK)
Liberia Guanacaste Airport (LIR) to Agadir Al-Massira Airport (AGA)
Mexico City Airport (MEX) to Fes-Saiss Airport (FEZ)
Cancun Airport (CUN) to Rabat-salé Airport (RBA)
There are many more options in addition to those listed. All flights involve one or more stops and availability varies seasonally.
Depending on your nationality, you may need a visa for Morocco. Tourists from some countries in Latin America can visit Morocco without a visa for up to 90 days. These countries include:
Dominican Republic (60 days)
Citizens of other countries can get a Morocco visa online if they have the relevant supporting documents. Eligible countries include Belize, Honduras, and Nicaragua. The electronic visa is a short-stay visa for purposes like tourism and business.
If you do not meet the requirements to apply online, you need to contact your nearest Moroccan embassy or consulate to arrange the relevant visa.
Remember, if you’ll be visiting other countries in addition to Morocco, you’ll need to check the visa requirements for these other destinations too.
Morocco reopened to international tourists on February 7, 2022. You can now travel to Morocco from countries across the world, including the Americas. Although entry restrictions were eased in May, you do still need some additional health documentation for your trip.
You need to complete the Public Health Passenger Form. Like many countries, Morocco introduced a health declaration to facilitate safe travel during COVID-19. It’s advisable to download the form and complete it before departure, although it is also distributed on board planes and ships bound for Morocco.
At the time of writing, you need either a negative PCR test result or a valid vaccine certificate. To qualify as fully vaccinated, you must have received 3 doses of an approved vaccine or 2 doses if the second dose was no more than 4 months ago.
Note that if you received the J&J vaccine, a single dose is equivalent to 2 doses of other vaccines.
COVID-19 entry restrictions are subject to change at short notice. Make sure you check the latest requirements before departure.
It is advisable to take out travel insurance when going to Morocco. Having good medical insurance allows you to travel with greater peace of mind. Hopefully, you won’t need to use your travel insurance when in Morocco, but if something does happen, insurance will help you cover the costs of medical expenses.
Do your research and take out a comprehensive insurance policy that covers all your needs.
If you have any pre-existing health conditions, make sure you disclose these on your travel insurance application.
Also regarding health, you should also make sure you are up to date with all your vaccines. Check with your doctor several weeks before you travel to find out which vaccines you should have before going to Morocco.
At a Glance
Here is a summary of the documents you need to travel from Latin American countries:
Passport that meets the validity requirements
Visa, unless from a visa-exempt country
Health insurance (recommended)
This is a guide only. The specific requirements depend on your nationality and other factors such as how long you will spend in Morocco and the purpose of your stay. Check everything you need well ahead of your departure date.