Wondering what the Gambia to Morocco visa requirements are while planning your trip? We’ve compiled a complete guide to help answer all of your visa application questions.
From the wonderful culture and delicious food to the breathtaking desert landscapes, it’s no surprise that Morocco appeals to tourists. Those planning to visit Morocco are probably aware that they may need some travel documentation to enter the country.
If the idea of applying for a visa makes you nervous, let us help. We’ve compiled a comprehensive blog about everything you need to know about the Morocco visa including the visa requirements, application process and COVID-19 regulations.
If you are not a Gambian citizen, you can use our visa checker tool to see if you qualify for the Morocco tourist visa.
What is the Morocco tourist visa?
The Moroccan foreign affairs department launched an electronic visa for citizens of certain countries planning to travel to Morocco for tourism. The online visa application process allows travelers to obtain their tourist visa without visiting a Morocco embassy or consulate.
How long is the Morocco visa valid for?
The single-entry Morocco tourist visa allows visitors to stay for a maximum of 30 days Per Entry from the date of arrival in Morocco. Please note that you must use the visa within 180 days after issued.
Extending your Morocco visa
If you need to stay longer than thirty days, you can apply for a visa extension at the nearest Moroccan police station. However, this does not guarantee an extension or multiple entries.
Do Gambian citizens need a visa to go to Morocco?
Morocco has granted visa exemption to countries like Australia, New Zealand, the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, and Canada. However, Gambian passport holders still need a visa to visit Morocco.
Fortunately, Gambian passport holders qualify for the Moroccan e-visa.
Do minors require a Moroccan visa?
The above visa requirements apply to all family members, including young children and minors. Parents or legal guardians can submit visa applications on behalf of their children if they are not old enough to apply on their own. Each person needs their own visa.
Please note that kids traveling alone must also have their birth certificate, letter from their parents, their parent’s marriage certificate or other documents proving their relationship.
Do you need a visa to transit through Morocco?
For travelers transiting through Morocco, you do not need to apply for a Morocco e-visa as long as you meet all other regulations. However, if you plan to leave the airport or go through immigration, you will be required to apply for a Moroccan visa.
Apply for a Moroccan visa
Moroccan authorities recommend visa applications be completed at least three weeks before you plan to arrive in the country to accommodate for any delays that may occur in the process.
Morocco tourist visa requirements
The visa applicant will need to provide the following documents during the application process:
Valid passport that will be valid for at least six months.
Invitation letter from the Moroccan Migration Service. You will need to provide the invitation number as well as a cover letter explaining the reason for your trip.
Proof of sufficient funds for the trip.
Travel insurance at the border.
Email address for communication if any issues arise during processing and to receive your final visa.
A debit or credit card to pay the application fee.
Please be aware that you will need to enter Morocco on the dates specified on the visa application form.
Application process for a Moroccan visa
We understand how frustrating visa applications can be, so iVisa has simplified the Morocco eVisa application process into three easy steps:
Fill out your personal information and confirm all of the details are correct.
Choose your processing time and pay the application fees.
Upload any required documents and submit the application.
Once the process is complete, you will receive a confirmation email. When everything is approved, the travel document will also be delivered via email. If you do not find it in your inbox, please check the SPAM folder.
Cost and processing time of a Moroccan visa application
iVisa offers three different processing times. The overall cost of the application will include government fees and depend on the processing time you choose. The options are:
Standard Processing Time which takes 7 days and costs USD $156.99.
Rush Processing Time which takes 5 days and costs USD $208.99.
Super Rush Processing Time which takes 4 days and costs USD $282.99.
COVID-19 requirements or restrictions
After obtaining your Moroccan visa, you need to ensure you comply with the COVID-19 requirements that Morocco currently requires. This includes presenting the mandatory passenger health form.
COVID-19 vaccine requirements
Morocco does not require travelers to be vaccinated, or show proof of a COVID vaccination.
All children who are 12 years old or younger and transiting passengers are exempt from testing and vaccination requirements.
It is no longer necessary to provide proof of a negative COVID test pre arrival to Morocco.
If you are still unsure, you can read our guides to the e-visa and passenger health forms or contact our customer service team online. However, if we’ve already answered all your concerns, apply for your Moroccan visa now!