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Morocco launches e-visa to boost tourism sector

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Isaac Kaledzi
Isaac Kaledzi
Isaac Kaledzi is an experienced and award winning journalist from Ghana. He has worked for several media brands both in Ghana and on the International scene. Isaac Kaledzi is currently serving as an African Correspondent for DW.

Morocco has now launched its e-Visa system as it seeks to boost its tourism sector in a post-Covid-19 pandemic era.

This is seen as an exciting news for international travelers who are seeking to visit the North African country.

Effective July 10, the new eVisa is expected to make it easier for millions of travelers to visit Morocco.

According to Moroccan officials 1.5 million tourists visited Morocco in the first 4 months of 2022.

Tourism revenues in Morocco increased by 123% over the last year and the country wants to do more to make much gains.

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The e-Visa should therefore boost Morocco’s tourism sector as it recovers from the effects of COVID-19.

What is the Morocco e-Visa?

The Morocco visa is an electronic travel permit which allows you to travel to the country for tourism purposes.

The online visa for Morocco is 100% electronic, replacing traditional paper visa labels. You can show the approved e-Visa on a digital device, such as a phone or tablet, or a paper copy.

Once you have your online Moroccan visa, you simply need to present your passport to border security. They will then scan your document to confirm your approved e-Visa for Morocco.

This digital version of a visa is much more efficient than traditional visa formats, which require applying in person and are physically attached to your passport.

Who Needs a Visa for Morocco?

Citizens of around 60 countries can enter Morocco without a visa. All other nationalities must have a valid Morocco visa to enter the country.

There are 2 different ways to apply for a Moroccan visa:

  • Through the online e-Visa service (recommended)
  • In person at an embassy or consulate.

If you are eligible for the Morocco e-Visa, it’s the easiest and fastest option as the process is completely online.

Find more information about the new eVisa for Morocco and what it means for travelers by visiting Morocco Visa website.


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