Morocco reopens its borders

At the beginning of February, the Moroccan government made the long-anticipated announcement that its national borders would be reopening for tourists and other visitors to the country from 7th February and flights from Europe and elsewhere have been landing again at Marrakech Menara airport.

This welcome news follows the unexpected decision at the end of November 2021 to close Morocco's borders, without notice, to all traffic by land, sea and air. It is to be hoped that this latest announcement will herald the return to something like normality, not least for the hard hit tourist industry which, with the exception of five short months from July last year, was effectively in complete lockdown for seventeen of the past twenty three months.   

The relaxation of travel restrictions comes, inevitably, with certain conditions: 

- Compulsory presentation is required of a vaccination certificate

- A negative PCR test result must have been obtained within 48 hours prior to departure for Morocco 

- Rapid screening tests may be still be administered on arrival and additional tests may be required in certain circumstances within 48 hours of arrival at one's hotel or other holiday accommodation

Les Borjs de la Kasbah will be applying anti covid measures as explained on its website -