Arrival in Morocco


Customs Formalities

On arrival in Morocco, there are two separate customs clearance areas at border entry points, at a seaport or an airport:

Take the "green" corridor if you have nothing to declare, and the "red" corridor if you have goods to declare.

To facilitate customs clearance, it is advisable to take certain precautionary measures before travelling to Morocco.


Foreign Curencies and Other Payment Facilities

The import of foreign currency banknotes and/or bearer negotiable instruments by foreigners visiting Morocco is free. However, it is subject to mandatory reporting when their value is equal to or more than MAD 100 000.

This report should be kept to justify the origin of foreign currency banknotes and/or bearer negotiable instruments at customs services at departure. It is valid only once (single entry) and for a period not exceeding 6 months.

The reporting of the import of foreign currency is optional for amounts not exceeding the value of MAD 100 000 to justify, where necessary, the origin of the currency at departure.

The term "bearer negotiable instruments" refers to traveller's cheques, bank cheques, promissory notes and money orders in the name of the bearer or on which the name of the beneficiary has not been indicated.

N.B.: The mandatory reporting of foreign currencies must be done during customs control upon arrival. No a posteriori reporting shall be accepted.


Personal Effects and Items

As a traveller visiting Morocco, you may import free of customs duties and taxes, without any declaration or customs formalities:

  • Your personal effects and items already being used and effectively transported by yourself
  • Perfumes and toilet water
    • a bottle of perfume (150 ml); and
    • a bottle of toilet water (250 ml)
  • Tobacco: 200 grams of manufactured tobacco
  • Alcoholic beverage:
    • One-litre bottle of wine;
    • One-litre bottle of spirits or other alcoholic liquor of the same capacity. 

Medication

Drugs imported for personal use are admittted free of duties and taxes and exempt from prior approval by the Ministry of Health. However, when importing drugs, you are required to submit, in addition to the required documents (medical certificate, prescription, etc.), an undertaking to put the drugs to personal use and to re-export the remaining drugs that have not been used at the end of your stay.


Non-commercial Gifts

As a traveller visiting Morocco, you are allowed to import, free of customs formalities and duties and taxes, a limited quantity of non-commercial gifts of a total value of MAD 2 000.

Outside these quantity and value tolerances, any imported goods shall be subject to the payment of corresponding duties and taxes and, where applicable, formalities provided for by regulations other than customs formalities.

In this case, a receipt for payment of duties and taxes will be issued by the customs service concerned.


Pets

During their import, pets must be accompanied by health certificates issued by the health authorities of the country of export three (3) days to shipment to certify that they are free of diseases specific to the species.

Upon arrival in Morocco, pets shall be subject to sanitary inspection carried out at the border post by the veterinary surgeon of the National Food Safety Board (ONSSA). Their admission will be authorized by customs services upon presentation of the veterinary inspection certificate issued by the said veterinary surgeon.

Further information on the subject can be obtained from the following ONSSA website.


Food Products

Processed and manufactured food products for personal consumption are exempt from control within the framework of fraud prevention. On the contrary, natural and fresh animal products remain subject to control.


Plant Products

Their admission is subject to the presentation of a phytosanitary certificate issued by the competent services of the National Food Safety Board (ONSSA).


Hunting Weapons

Their import is subject to the presentation of an authorization issued by the National Security Services.


Endangered Species

Their import is subject to the presentation of a "CITES" certificate issued by the Department of Water Resources and Forestry.


Prohibited Goods

  • Warfare weapons and ammunition
  • Narcotics
  • All written and printed material, cassettes, videotapes and articles contrary to public decency and policy.

Infant and maternal mortality is down by a half. Life expectancy is up from 40 to 60 years. There are more children in school than at any time in recent history. Seven out of 10 Africans own a mobile phone. Absolute poverty is on the decline.

Donald Kaberuka

AfDB President

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