Destination France: Conditions for traveling from Morocco

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, so that Moroccans can leave Morocco for tourism, vaccination is compulsory, and therefore a vaccination pass is required. Still according to the Ministry of AE, the Moroccan authorities consider people to be vaccinated 4 weeks after the 2nd injection. A vaccination pass is not required for foreigners when they leave the country, indicates the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, without knowing whether foreign residents are also concerned.

In this first article, we will detail the conditions for entering France. Our source is a document published by the French government, presenting the strategy for reopening the borders.

“The flows of travelers between France and foreign countries will be reopened as of June 9, according to modalities which vary according to the health situation of third countries and the vaccination of travelers ”, indicates the document.

Until Tuesday, June 8, 2021, Morocco is classified by France as being an “Orange” country (Map below) where the circulation of the virus is active, but in controlled proportions, without the dissemination of worrying variants.

Source: French Government, Border opening strategy from June 9 (Update: June 8, 2021)

To enter France from Morocco, the conditions depend on mainly vaccination. The vaccines accepted by France, on June 8, are those recognized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA): Pfizer, Moderna, AsreaZeneca et Johnson & Johnson, specifies the French government. This means that at this date, the Sinopharm vaccine (administered in part in Morocco) is not yet recognized in France, according to the same document. (Update: June 8, 2021). Sinopharm has nevertheless submitted an authorization request to the European Medicines Agency. As soon as it obtains its authorization, it will enter into force throughout the European Union and it will be one of the accepted vaccines.

> For people who have been vaccinated, the French authorities require proof of vaccination. A negative PCR test of less than 72 hours or a negative antigen test of less than 48 hours is required upon boarding. No testing is required on arrival and no quarantine measures should be applied by the traveler upon arrival.

The French government notes, however, that in France, “proof of vaccination is only valid on the condition that it makes it possible to certify the completion of a complete vaccination schedule, either 2 weeks after the 2nd injection for double injection vaccines “, including AstraZeneca.

> For unvaccinated people, they cannot access in France only for compelling reasons. A negative PCR test of less than 72 H or a negative antigen test of less than 48 H is required on boarding in Morocco, towards France. Another random antigenic test can be done at the entrance, in addition to a 7-day self-isolation, before being able to circulate freely in France.

Source: French Government, Border opening strategy from June 9 (Update: June 8, 2021)

Below is the list of the compelling reasons for entering France without a vaccination pass, from an “Orange” country, in particular Morocco. It is however provided as an indication, because it is not possible for the moment, to leave Morocco without a vaccination pass.

Source: French Government, Border opening strategy from June 9 (Update: June 8, 2021)

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