While the King of Morocco demanded a price effort from airlines for expatriates coming on vacation, RAM announced the establishment of additional flights in July. Which company to travel with during this summer 2021, what are the prices of plane tickets? Do you need a PCR test to travel to Morocco from France? What we know.
[Mis à jour le 21 juin 2021 à 10h57] Morocco’s air and sea borders have been open since June 15, 2021. Faced with the discontent of travelers over the exorbitant price of plane tickets to Morocco and the difficulty in booking them, King Mohammed VI ordered airlines to offer lower prices on their plane tickets, as well as to establish sufficient rotations to ensure returns to Morocco this summer 2021. More than 40 airlines thus offer flights to Morocco during the summer period. Three and a half million places will be available for the period from June 15 to September 30, i.e. three quarters of the capacity offered in 2019.
Royal Air Maroc therefore offers reduced and fixed fares depending on the number of members of the same family traveling together. The prices of plane tickets range from 150 euros for one person to less than 100 euros for a family of four for the Europe zone to 600 euros for the America zone.
During the month of July, and for more than three weeks, the flights scheduled by RAM are now saturated. After announcing the establishment of several additional between Europe and Morocco, the national company announces Friday June 18 to have programmed new dates. Additional flights have thus been scheduled from 1is to July 7 and return flights from August 5 to 8, 2021 to Morocco from the cities of Brussels, Paris Roissy, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux and Lyon. Airline tickets are available “now”, says the company on its Twitter account, “from our local RAM offices (Paris Opéra, Brussels, Amsterdam and Frankfurt), on the website and app or from our partner sales network. “.
Following the announcement of the reopening of Morocco’s borders on June 15, the main airlines operating to the Kingdom from France have also unveiled their flight schedule to Marrakech, Oujda, Rabat, Nador, Fez and Tangier. for this summer 2021. For the months of July and August 2021. Air France offers flights to Agadir, Marrakech, Rabat and Tangier from Roissy and Orly. From its bases in Paris, Nantes, Lyon and Montpellier, Transavia serves the main Moroccan airports with 14 routes including Agadir, Casablanca, Marrakech and Tangier. For its part, the company TUI fly announces that it will serve 7 cities in Morocco from Lille, including 2 new tourist destinations: Tangier and Fez. If Ryanair has not officially communicated on its summer program to Morocco, flights to Marrakech, Rabat or Tangier are available for sale for departures from Paris-Beauvais from June 15. Please note, many flights are already full.
The only maritime connections planned for Morocco this summer leave from France (Sète, Marseille), Italy (Genoa) or Portugal (Portimao), with a total of 650,000 passengers and 180,000 vehicles expected between June 15 and September 15 – four times less than usual – according to figures from the Moroccan Ministry of Transport. A second PCR test will be carried out on board the ferries. Land borders remain closed. No crossing is possible, in both directions. This concerns in particular the border crossing points with Ceuta and Melilla, as well as with Mauritania (Guerguerat).
After months of a state of emergency and a stop to tourism in order to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, Morocco reopened its air borders on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. On the two lists set up with different rules access in order to know which travelers are authorized to no on Moroccan soil and under which conditions, the French are part of list A and must therefore have a vaccination certificate and / or a negative result of a PCR test of less than 48 hours to travel to Morocco.
Maritime links between France and Morocco have been re-established as part of the “Marhaba 2021” operation. Please note, the land borders remain closed. No crossing is possible, in both directions. This concerns in particular the border crossing points with Ceuta and Melilla, as well as with Mauritania (Guerguerat).
No quarantine is required upon your arrival in Morocco. If you are part of list A and you have a vaccination certificate and / or a negative result of a negative PCR test of less than 48 hours, you will be able to enter Moroccan territory without isolating yourself. If you are on List B, 10 days isolation upon arrival will be mandatory. This concerns travelers from Afghanistan, South Africa, Algeria, Angola, Argentina … These two lists will be updated “regularly at least twice a month as needed”, specified yesterday the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
A curfew is in effect in Morocco from 11 p.m. to 6.30 a.m. Since June 1, 2021, gatherings and activities bringing together less than 50 people in confined spaces and less than 100 people outdoors are authorized. Party rooms must not exceed 50% of their capacity, without however accommodating more than 100 people. Wearing a mask is compulsory throughout the Kingdom.
In recent days, Morocco has relaxed several restrictions related to Covid-19. It is now allowed to travel without restrictions at the national level. Restaurants, cinemas and theaters, as well as public swimming pools, have reopened again. Wearing a compulsory mask remains compulsory and police checks have been stepped up in recent weeks in various cities across the country.
All the beaches in Morocco are officially authorized for the summer season, while respecting physical distancing. Club Med has already announced the opening of its Marrakech club on June 12 and the Yasmina club in Cabo Negro near Tangier on June 26.
From June 15, flights will be operated in both directions (France-Morocco and Morocco-France) by French and Moroccan airlines which should be contacted for all reservations and information. It is therefore no longer necessary to go through the French consulates to travel by plane. The companies Transavia, Ai France, Royal Air Maroc, Ryanair and TUI fly have already put on sale plane tickets for Morocco with departures from June 15, 2021.