While the majority of tourists who come to Morocco are mainly Europeans, people from North America (the USA and Canada) still make up a significant number. People from North America tend to travel to closer locations such as Mexico and the Caribbean. Usually, Americans and Canadians who cross the Atlantic head to Europe for a holiday. Only a small minority decides to visit North Africa and Morocco.
Since Morocco is one of the safest countries in Africa, you might be considering to pay it a visit. Morocco is also a culturally rich country with an amazing exotic vibe, making it a cool vacation spot.
If you’re thinking about visiting Morocco from the United States of America or Canada, this is your guide to Morocco. In this guide to travel to Morocco from North America, we will learn the basic knowledge you must know before you travel to Morocco from the United States of America and Canada.
Entry and Exit to Morocco Requirements
In this section of the guide to travel to Morocco from North America, we will explore the entry and exit requirements for U.S and Canadian citizens.
Entry and Exit Requirements to Morocco From the U.S
Due to the Covid situation, you’ll have to test negative before you decide to go to Morocco. You might also be required to show a vaccination pass.
Other than that, all an American citizen needs to visit Morocco is a passport. If you’re only planning to stay in Morocco for less than 90 days, you don’t have to acquire a visa to stay in Morocco.
You directly consult your government website for more information.
Entry and Exit Requirements to Morocco From Canada
If you’re traveling from Canada to Morocco, you’ll have to perform a Covid test before you go. You might also be required to show a vaccination pass. More information.
You don’t need a visa to travel from Canada to Morocco if your stay is not more than 90 days. The most important requirement is to have a valid for at least an extra 6 months passport.
Consult your government website for more necessary information for Canadians traveling to Morocco.
Embassies and Consulates
In this section, we list the locations of the consulates of the U.S and Canada in Morocco.
Embassies and Consulates of the U.S.A in Morocco
The U.S. Consulate General Casablanca is located at 8 Boulevard Moulay Youssef, Casablanca, Morocco.
Telephone: +(212)(522) 642-099
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(212)(661) 13-19-39
The U.S. Embassy in Rabat is located at KM 5.7, Avenue Mohammed VI Souissi, Rabat, Morocco.
Telephone: +(212)(537) 63-72-00
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(212)(661)13-19-39
Embassy of Canada in Morocco
The Embassy of Canada is located at Street Address 66 Mehdi Ben Barka Avenue, Rabat-Souissi, Morocco.
Telephone: +(212)(537) 544-949
Laws in Morocco for Tourists
Drugs and Alcohol
Drug laws in Morocco are a little bit more strict than in many U.S. states and Canadian provinces. The consumption of alcohol is prohibited outside licensed bars, hotels, and restaurants. Public drinking is strongly unrecommended. Possession of alcohol and drugs can lead to some serious criminal charges, especially if you have significant quantities.
Non-Islamic or Anti-Islamic materials
While Morocco guarantees spiritual freedom to non-Muslims, those people are forbidden from sharing their religious rites and ideas with Muslims. You’re not even allowed to carry a bible or any other religious text to use it to influence Muslims contrary to their established organized religion.
Preaching is strictly forbidden and can lead to serious charges.
Extramarital and Homo-Erotic sexual relations
Extramarital sexual relations are illegal in Morocco, according to written law. Homosexual relations and consensual same-sex intercourse are also illegal and subject to penalties in Morocco.
And on a side note, possession of pornographic material or shooting of pornographic content are also considered illegal activities in Morocco.
Disrespect for the Monarchy
The Moroccan constitution prohibits any utterance of a statement that disrespects the Moroccan monarchy and the person of the King: Mohammed VI. Criticizing the monarchy or the national unity of Morocco in a disrespectful manner is considered a crime against national security.For more information, check out our blog on the 11 Things You Must Know Before Visiting Morocco.
Safety and Tourist Protection in Morocco
Though very rare, incidents of violent crime against tourists occasionally occur.
There have been records of knife use against tourists in street attacks, usually during thefts and burglaries. Many bad neighborhoods, especially at night, can be dangerous for anyone, a tourist or a local just as equally. Being precautious is always something one should strive for.
Petty crimes and kinds of fraud against not precautious tourists are not that unusual in Morocco. To avoid all sorts of tourist traps, booking a tour with a professional touring agency with licensed tour guides is highly advisable. Authorized touring agencies work hand in hand with the tourism ministry to provide safe travel experiences for North American travelers.
For more information, check out our blog on Is it Safe to Travel to Morocco now?
We hope our guide to travel from North America to Morocco was helpful to you.
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