Getting to the Summit

Travel and Visa Requirements

Visas To Morocco are required by ALL VISITORS except Citizens of the Countries in the table below: Nationals of countries shown in the chart below can stay for up to 3 months. If your stay is longer you will need to apply for an extension visa with the Moroccan government.

Passport RequiredVisa RequiredReturn Ticket Required
British
Australia & New Zealand
Canadian
USA
Other EU
Japan

Please see the list below of all Nationals that require visas to Morocco:

Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Benin, Belgium, Botswana, Burkina-Faso, Bulgaria, Burundi, Brazil, Chile, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Ethiopia, Estonia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guinea (Conakry), Guinea Bissau, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Korea (Rep), Kuwait, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra-Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Venezuela for stays of up to three months.

The Travel documents you will require to enter Morocco include:

  • Your passport must be valid for six months following date of entry.

  • Registration in an academic program in Morocco.

  • Visa required by most African Nationals.

  • Tickets and Documents for return or onward travel.

  • Vaccination: International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever required if arriving from infected area within five days.

Please Note: Entry visas are only valid for three months; visitors that wish to stay longer should apply at the local police station within fifteen days of arrival. For other visa enquiries you should contact the Embassy.

Africa – Most African Nationals Require Visas

Europe – People holding passports in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom or any country belonging to the European Union do not need a visa to travel to Morocco if their stay does not exceed ninety days.

Other Morocco Travel Visa Exemptions

  • Transit passengers who are landing in Morocco and will take a connecting flight within 24 hours.

     

  • Children sixteen years old or younger may travel on their parents’ passports but they must have photographs included in their parents’ passports or entry into Morocco may be refused.

Before travelling to the Summit, you must check if you need a visa. If a VISA is required to visit Morocco you must go to The Moroccan Embassy or Consulate in your country to apply for a VISA.

Getting your Visa

  • Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Morocco, with at least one blank passport page available for visa stamp(s). Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for visa stamps.

  • One signed Morocco visa application form, which you can download here or collect from the Moroccan Embassy or Consulate in your country.

  • Two recent 2 x 2 passport type photographs in colour, front view and with a plain/white background.

  • A letter of invitation, which you will receive once formerly registered, or a sponsor in Morocco explaining the relationship to the applicant and the purpose of travel to Morocco. The letter will provide details of the Summit in Marrakesh including the length of the Summit and the sponsor, which will be from the Moroccan government.

  • An official letter from your employer to support your application.

  • Proof of travel such as a flight ticket and schedule.

Arriving in Morocco for the Summit
Upon arrival at the airport you should receive a stamp in your passport. Make sure that you acquire this stamp as there have been reported situations where a stamp was not placed on a traveller’s passport and consequently, it made it difficult to leave Morocco without proof of entry.