Morocco: Ministry of Health Updates health provisions for international travel

The Ministry of Health updated on Monday the health provisions for international travel, specifying in particular the measures to be observed for the countries of list A and those of list B, as well as the common measures and the list of vaccines accepted in Morocco. The ministry also specifies that for the countries in list A, a certificate attesting that the person is fully vaccinated with one of the vaccines accepted in Morocco or a negative PCR test dating back less than 72 hours (time between sampling and boarding) is required for people not or incompletely vaccinated. Concerning the countries in list B, fully vaccinated people are required to produce a certificate attesting that the concerned person is fully vaccinated with one of the vaccines accepted in Morocco and a negative PCR test dating back less than 48 hours (time between sampling and boarding) . For people not or incompletely vaccinated from list B countries, it is necessary to present a negative PCR test dating back less than 48 hours (time between sampling and loading) and to observe a controlled quarantine of 10 days, at the charge of the person concerned in one of the structures previously designated by the local authorities, with a control PCR test on the 9th day. For Moroccan citizens or people from Morocco, from countries on list B, self-isolation at home for 5 days, with a screening test (rapid antigen or PCR) on the 5th day will be required. The common measures concern, according to the same document, a passenger health card, to be downloaded online before boarding (also distributed on board the aircraft or ship), duly filled in, in particular the passenger's address and two telephone numbers. allowing to locate it, if necessary, during the 10 days which follow its arrival on the national territory. They also relate to compliance with the measures introduced in Morocco, namely the wearing of a mask outside, physical distancing and hand hygiene, the same source specifies. The ministry notes, however, that children under the age of 11 are exempt from screening PCR regardless of provenance, adding that a person is considered fully vaccinated after two weeks of the last required dose. Regarding vaccines accepted in Morocco, the ministry lists Astrazeneca-SK Bio, Sinopharm, Sputnik, Pfizer / BioNTech, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Covishield (Serum Institute of India), Moderna and Sinovac.