Embassy of Switzerland in Morocco

Embassy of Switzerland in Rabat © FDFA
Embassy of Switzerland in Rabat © FDFA

Due to the large number of requests, the Swiss Embassy in Morocco is not able to respond to emails regarding travel in relation to Covid-19

Thank you for your understanding.

CORONAVIRUS - News Flash

Updated on 18.10.2021

As of October 1, 2021, the nightly curfew is 11:00 pm to 5:00 am.

According to available information, to enter Morocco, one must present:

  • A negative PCR test less than 48 hours old upon boarding. 

             or

  • A vaccination certificate confirming a complete vaccination with the 2nd dose administered at least 14 days before departure;
  • Completed and printed Passenger Health Form, hand in this form on arrival in Morocco

For all travel to Morocco, it is the traveler's responsibility to check with the Moroccan authorities first to verify the conditions of entry into the country. The Moroccan authorities are the only ones competent to determine the conditions of entry into the country and to give official information on this subject.

You can find more information by visiting the Ministry of Health website and its "Frequently Asked Questions" section. Due to the large number of requests, the Swiss Embassy in Morocco is not able to respond to emails regarding travel in relation to Covid-19.

CORONAVIRUS - General information

Due to the current health crisis, access to our counters is by appointment only and masks must be worn. The number of available appointments is reduced in order to comply with health regulations. This situation may cause some waiting time. Only people with an appointment will be received.

The consular services can be reached by e-mail:

rabat.chancellerie@eda.admin.ch (questions about Swiss identity documents, civil status, etc.)

or

rabat.visa@eda.admin.ch (visa questions).

We thank you for your understanding.

Restrictions on entry into Switzerland

In principle, third-country nationals coming from a high-risk country as defined in nnex 1 of Ordinance 3 Covid-19 (this is currently the case for Morocco) are still refused entry into Switzerland.

However, there are still exceptions. The entry restrictions do not apply to persons who have Swiss nationality, who benefit from the agreement on the free movement of persons, or who are in a situation of absolute necessity.

In addition, persons who have a complete vaccination schedule AND who are already in possession of a valid visa issued by Switzerland or another Schengen state may travel to Switzerland. Vaccination verification is performed by airlines and, upon entry into Switzerland, by border authorities.

You are considered fully vaccinated if you have received a vaccine :

We recommend that you check your situation before travelling to Switzerland using the online Travelcheck.

Please also read carefully the section below "Health rules for entering Switzerland by air."

New rules for entry to Switzerland
New rules for entry to Switzerland © Federal Council

New health regulations for entry into Switzerland by air

Please check your situation before entering Switzerland with the help of the online Travelcheck;

Please also consult the page “Restrictions on entry into Switzerland”;

Children under 18 years of age who cannot be vaccinated due to their age and who are traveling with fully vaccinated adults may also be allowed to enter Switzerland;

The electronic entry form is available under: swissplf.admin.ch. It must be completed before or during your trip. As soon as you have filled it out, you will receive a QR code by e-mail. Keep this code available to present it when entering Switzerland;

The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) has drawn up a list of regions and countries at risk, which it updates regularly. People coming from Morocco do not currently have to go through quarantine. This list can be modified by the Federal Council and must be consulted before each trip.

Information on the situation in Morocco

Wearing masks outdoors has been mandatory since April 7, 2020, and any violator is subject to penalties of one to three months in prison and a fine.

The airspace of Morocco remains officially closed. The resumption of flights since 15.06.2021 is done within the framework of exceptional authorizations. The Moroccan authorities have classified the countries in two lists A and B. Travelers from list A (which includes Switzerland) can - whether they are Moroccan nationals, foreigners established in Morocco or citizens of these countries in list A or foreigners residing there - have access to Moroccan territory if they have a negative PCR test less than 48 hours old upon boarding or a vaccination certificate confirming full vaccination with the 2nd dose administered at least 14 days before departure. The vaccination certificate also allows for unrestricted travel in Morocco. For any trip to Morocco, it is the travelers obligation to check with the Moroccan authorities the conditions of entry into the country. The Moroccan authorities are the only ones competent to determine the conditions of entry into the country and to provide official information in this regard. For more information, please consult the following websites:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and African Cooperation

Ministry of Tourism, Handicrafts, Air Transport and Social Economy

Ministry of Health

National Airports Office 

Moroccan consular services 

We also recommend that you consult the sites of the FDFA and the FOPH, which contain a great deal of information and answers to your questions. If you have any unresolved questions, please send us an email at rabat@eda.admin.ch, particularly with regard to consular matters. Since March 2020, we have been doing our best to respond to your messages and guide you accordingly. In case of emergency, the FDFA Helpline remains a resource to consider.

Detailed information can be found on the French page.

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