Rabat, 23 June 2022 - Under the high instructions of HM King Mohammed VI, Morocco will introduce electronic visas for some key issuing countries as of July 10, 2022, to the delight of the Department of Tourism and of its professionals, the Ministry of Tourism, Handicrafts, Social and Solidarity Economy announced on Thursday.
Three categories are concerned by the E-visa, namely an evolving list of countries eligible for electronic visas including, initially, Israel and Thailand. The list will be gradually extended to several other countries, said a statement from the Ministry.
The holders of resident cards from visa-exempt countries such as the Schengen Area, Switzerland, Canada, England among others. Holders of Schengen visas or U.S. Visa are also concerned by this measure, according to the same source.
With the launch of electronic visas, foreign tourists to Morocco will be able to complete all the steps online and receive their visas by email.
"We have been waiting for a long time for this catalyst which will give us access to more emitting markets," Minister of Tourism Fatim-Zahra Ammor was quoted as saying. The visa is a key factor in the choice of a destination, she added.
"Through electronic visas, Morocco becomes more competitive in the international arena," said Ammor, who thanked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for this record achievement which was among the main requests of the trade.
This action comes to reinforce those already undertaken by the supervisory bodies of the Ministry of Tourism, in terms of promoting the Morocco destination, increasing the number of air links, and diversifying the offer. The aim is to create a positive and memorable tourist experience, starting with the visa application and ending with the stay.
The incentives for a prosperous international tourism are multiplying. After the removal of the requirement of the PCR test, it is now the turn of the launch of electronic visas for some key issuing countries as of July 10,2022, the statement concluded.
Source : MAP