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Morocco entry requirements: do you need a visa?

What are the entry requirements to Morocco? Do you need a visa to travel to Morocco? What are the other conditions for visiting Morocco? I made a small list of all the valuable information to answer these questions.

Citizens of around 70 countries can enter Morocco visa-free for up to 90 days. Here is the list of visa-free countries. Citizens of Republic of the Congo, Guinea and Mali do not require a visa but must obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization in advance to enter Morocco.

To enter Morocco, you MUST have a valid passport. Your passport must be valid for six months following the date of entry. If your passport validity is coming to an end, do not risk entering Morocco. The police might let you in if your passport is valid only for 3 months following the entry, but it’s a bit risky.

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Map by Gorden Cheng (Own work), via Wikimedia Commons

Never exceed your stay in Morocco for more than 90 days. If you do so, you must go to the police station, pay a fine and even go to court requesting forgiveness :)))) Not worth it!

Can you extend your stay in Morocco for more than 3 months? The only way is to obtain the carte Sejour (the staying card). It’s not easy to get this card; you need to be employed in Morocco, open your own company, or marry a Moroccan.

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Many expats don’t have the patience to collect all the papers and leave the country every 3 months. It’s enough to leave Morocco for 1 day, or even a few hours (more questions, though), to extend your 3 months stay. Many foreigners drive to Ceuta, the Spanish city in the Nord of Morocco, do the shopping and come back after a few hours. 

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After entering Morocco, you will get a stamp with the arrival date; the same after leaving Morocco.

Common questions:

Can you bring a drone to Morocco?

No! Drones are BANNED in Morocco. If you bring a drone to Morocco, you will not be able to get it back. More information here.

Where to change money?

First, to change money anywhere in Morocco, you will need to provide your passport. The exchange rate at the airports is not the best. It’s common that at the airport, instead of cash they will give you a special temporary bank card.

My advice, change some part of the cash at the airport and the rest in the city or use your bank card. There are many ATM’s in all cities, and you will save a hustle carrying a lot of cash. And always check the change!

SIM cards and Internet?

In the Marrakech Menara airport, next to the luggage pick-up place, you will find a few companies selling Moroccan SIM cards (also will need to provide your passport). Last time I saw Orange and Inwi booths. I would go for Orange.

Don’t forget to insert the new SIM card on the spot and ask for assistance to top it up. More info about SIM cards and the Internet in Morocco can find in my article Stay Online when travelling in Morocco: SIM and Internet.

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