PCR test of less than 72 hours and self-isolation of 7 days for people vaccinated with Sinopharm
The French Embassy in Morocco has just published on its Facebook page the new travel conditions for traveling to France from Morocco. As of June 9, 2021, the flow of travelers between France and foreign countries will be reopened according to modalities that vary depending on the health situation of third countries and the vaccination of travelers. In practice, the flow of travelers to France will be able to resume from June 15, the date of the resumption of flights between Morocco and France. According to the classification of the countries on June 2, 2021 on the basis of health indicators, Morocco is classified in an “orange” zone, that is to say that the circulation of the virus is active but in controlled proportions, without dissemination of variants. worrying.
Entry and exit conditions on French territory from Morocco
People from the orange zone can go to France if they are vaccinated but under certain conditions. For those who received the AstraZeneca vaccine, the compelling reason is not required. However, they must provide a PCR test of less than 72 hours or an antigen test of less than 48 hours. For those receiving Sinopharm vaccine, compelling reason is required. In addition, a PCR test of less than 72 hours or an antigen test is required upon boarding. In addition, there is a possible test on arrival and a 7-day self-isolation. Unvaccinated people from the orange list can only go to France for compelling reasons. A PCR (72h) or antigen (48h) test is required, test possible on arrival and self-isolation for 7 days. the vaccines accepted by France are those recognized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA): Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.
Certain categories do not need to demonstrate the compelling reason to enter France from Morocco. This is the case for the French (as well as their spouses and children); foreign nationals (European nationals and third-country nationals) residing in France (with a valid residence permit). This is also the case for nationals of the European area as well as their spouses and children who, in transit through France, reach their main residence in a country in the European area. Regarding air links, the Moroccan authorities have announced the resumption of flights from June 15, 2021, according to a classification of countries in two lists (A and B), likely to evolve. France is currently classified in list A. Thus, passengers from France must present a negative PCR test on boarding less than 48 hours before the date of entry into Moroccan territory.
On the other hand, passengers from countries on list B must apply to the Moroccan authorities for an exceptional authorization, perform a negative PCR test less than 48 hours before the date of entry into Moroccan territory and undergo medical isolation of 10 days once there. Finally, it should be noted that maritime links between France and Morocco have been re-established as part of the “Marhaba 2021” operation. A PCR test is mandatory to board. A second PCR test will be carried out on board the ferries.