COVID-19 travel guidance

COVID-19

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Travel to some countries and territories is currently exempted.

This advice is being kept under constant review. Travel disruption is still possible and national control measures may be brought in with little notice, so check our travel guidance.

Travel to Morocco is subject to entry restrictions

  • British nationals living in Morocco, as well as their families, are allowed to enter Morocco.
    • If you’re eligible to enter, you will have to provide a negative PCR test and antibody test before boarding your flight or ferry to Morocco, with the results dated no earlier than 48 hours prior to departure.

See Entry requirements for more information before you plan to travel.

Preparing for your return journey to the UK

If you’re returning to the UK from overseas, you will need to:

Check our advice on foreign travel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and sign up for email alerts for this travel advice.

If you’re planning travel to Morocco , find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.

Almost 700,000 visitors from the UK come to Morocco every year. Most visits are trouble-free.

Morocco is a Muslim country which follows Islamic laws and customs. You should respect these at all times. See Local laws and customs

Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Morocco. You should be vigilant at all times. See Terrorism

Protests take place occasionally across the country. Most of these are peaceful, but you should take sensible security precautions and avoid all demonstrations. See Political situation

Morocco has a poor road safety record. See Road travel

If you’re travelling to Western Sahara, you should read our travel advice for this disputed territory.

Following the attack on the coalition base at Taji in Iraq on 11 March, and subsequent US airstrikes, tensions may be raised across the region. There is a possibility of an increased threat against Western interests, including against UK citizens. You should remain vigilant and keep up to date with the latest developments, including via the media and this travel advice.

The Overseas Business Risk service offers information and advice for British companies operating overseas on how to manage political, economic, and business security-related risks.

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

DESERT TOUR 4X4

To get deep in the desert.

The Sahara desert has much to offer: the Erg Chebbi stunning sand-dunes, countless green oases, remote saharan villages and nomadic camps where the Berbers live. Then the several hammadas, the stony Sahara uplands and the mines from which minerals and fossils are extracted. This is one of the most amazing sights of the nature, an enchanted world that provides unusual landscapes, where colours and sounds are different, a world that can't keep apart the strength and beauty of its nature from the history and life of the people that have been living here for ages. It's here in the desert that Morocco has its boundaries.

Trips and tours  start and finish at Dar Haroun (ksar Haroun, Rissani) and will be planned depending on the amount of time you may want to spend in the desert. The following are some examples.

Desert, 1-day trip. 

Departure from Dar Haroun on a 4x4. Soon we are on the track to Safsaf oasis; picnic there; we reach Erg Chebbi where we take some dromedaries for a trip on the dunes until sunset. Then back to Dar Haroun on a 4x4 and overnight stay there.

Desert, 2-day trip

Day 1: departure from Dar Haroun on a 4x4, we head to the Safsaf oasis and we have a picnic. We leave and then reach the Erg Chebbi where we take the dromedaries for a trip on the dunes until sunset. We get to another oasis then, and we spend the night in the berber tent bivouac.

Day 2: after breakfast we visit the Merzouga lake and its surroundings then we drive along a track to get to el Khamlia, a village in which we have the opportunity to listen to gnawa music players. We visit an interesting site where rock engravings have been found and then we visit a mountain-dug fossils and minerals cave. Overnight in Dar Haroun.

Desert, 3-day trip.

Day 1:  departure from Dar Haroun on a 4x4, we head to the Safsaf oasis and we have a picnic. We leave and then reach the Erg Chebbi where we take the dromedaries for a trip on the dunes until sunset. We get to another oasis then, and we spend the night in the berber tent bivouac at the feet of the dunes

Day 2: after breakfast we leave bound to L'Bega where we visit the village mines. We get back to the bivouac in Erg Chebbi and we start a trip (by feet or the dromedary) to Hassi Labied, crossing the dunes. Night in a maison d’hôte in Hassi Labied.

Day 3: in the morning we visit the Merzouga lake and its surroundings then we drive along a track to get to el Khamlia, a village in which we have the opportunity to listen to gnawa music players; afterwards we visit an interesting site where rock engravings have been found and then we visit a mountain-dug fossils and minerals cave; we go back to Dar Haroun; overnight in Dar Haroun.

Desert, four-day trip.

Day 1:  Departure from Dar Haroun on a 4x4. Soon we are on the track to Safsaf oasis; picnic there and walking trip; overnight stay in a berber tent camp we set up in the oasis.

Day 2: first thing in the morning we leave heading to Touz and visit an interesting site where rock engravings have been found; then we visit a mountain-dug fossils and minerals cave; afterwards we drive along a trail in the desert to get to Ouzina; overnight stay in a berber tent camp..

Day 3: We go ahead on a partly sandy and partly rocky track until Tafraoute, where we set up the bivouac for the night.

Day 4: we are on our trip across the desert for several miles on a track to reach Dar Haroun, where we finally spend the night.

Tourism: a resource for Morocco

Travelling as a chance of comparison between different cultures and lifestyles.

Our goal is to offer stays and tours which promote the meeting with local people as a key moment in the tourism experience. Travelling therefore becomes a way to observe the world from a different perspective and get in touch with a country through the discovery of its sights and the interaction with its inhabitants, culture and folklore.

We consider tourism as a primary resource for this place: while following the principles of a responsible and sustainable tourism, we aim at boosting the local economy by conveying the traveller’s economic resources to the local population development, unlike other kinds of tourism where the capitals invested by tourists too often have too little impact on the host countries. For this reason we work only with locals, from  the berber guides to the local farmers who provide us with the elements of our cuisine. Moreover, we use local facilities and services.

We strongly believe that the communities populating this area need further help to win their greatest challenges: water scarcity, lack of capitals to start craft business, difficulties to access health facilities and schools. Alid Tours aims to support projects of economic and social development for the local people and the desert.