Morocco – Covid-19 – Immigration update

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Update : April 14th, 2020

Health State of Emergency announced

What is the change?

The Moroccan government announced a Health State of Emergency, which is in effect until April 20, 2020, to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Key points

  • Until further notice, commercial flights to and from the country are suspended.
  • Requests to extend, obtain or renew residency cards are not being processed by the government, until further notice.
  • Recent foreign entrants to the country who have been unable to leave within 90 days because of COVID-19 will be allowed to leave the country without being fined, when it is possible to travel. This is also true if they do not have an extension to remain in the country longer than 90 days. Residency cards possessed by foreigners that expire within 90 days after arriving will be honored by the government.

During the Health State of Emergency, movement within the country is limited to essential activities like seeking medical care, working, shopping and attending to emergencies. A 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily curfew has also been implemented.

The travel restrictions and processing disruptions will impact the movement of people into Morocco. Employers should account for affected travelers and rearrange travel schedules accordingly. Significant delays may occur for consular and in-country processing.

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Sophie Carlei

Sophie est Managing Director au sein de l’équipe Mobilité Internationale de Lyon et dirige l’équipe immigration. Elle conseille les groupes français et internationaux et intervient tant pour des clients travaillant dans […]

Fatia Bouteiller

Fatia Bouteiller a rejoint Deloitte Société d’Avocats en 2017 pour renforcer l’équipe Immigration. Fatia dispose d’une expérience de 15 ans en mobilité internationale dans les domaines du droit de l’immigration, […]