Morocco issues more than 80,000 e-visas in just a few months

Wednesday, May 3, 2023


Morocco launched its online e-visa platform on 10 July 2022, the country has issued more than 80,000 visas to foreigners interested in visiting the country.

These figures were presented by the head of government, Aziz Akhannouch, during a session of the Chamber of Councillors.

The implementation of this e-visa system reflects Morocco’s ambitions to boost its tourism industry and position the country as an attractive destination to visit.

With the implementation of this platform, the Kingdom has facilitated the process of obtaining visas for foreigners from 49 countries.

This measure is a way to encourage the arrival of tourists to Morocco, as many of them are discouraged by having to go through long and complicated processes to obtain their visa.

By making it easier and more accessible, the Kingdom can attract more visitors and, in turn, boost its economy and create jobs in the tourism sector.

People applying for these visas can receive approval within 24 to 72 hours.

Moreover, the visa allows entry into the country for 30 days, with the option to extend it for up to six months. Aziz Akhannouch noted that the implementation of this e-visa system, along with the country’s post-COVID management and its successful vaccination campaign, have contributed significantly to boosting Morocco’s tourism sector, especially after the reopening of its borders in March 2022.

The use of technology to streamline visa processes is an example of how innovation and modernisation can improve the tourist experience and thus attract more visitors to a country.

The ease and speed of the e-visa process can be a great incentive for travellers seeking accessible and modern tourist destinations.

Morocco’s Ministry of Tourism reported that, in 2022, the country was visited by nearly 11 million tourists, representing 84% of the tourist arrivals recorded in 2019.

These visitors generated more than 91 billion dirhams in revenue, exceeding the global average of 63% in tourism recovery.

Furthermore, by the end of 2022, Morocco recorded more than 19 million overnight stays, an increase of 75.2% compared to pre-pandemic levels.

These data reflect the country’s capacity to recover from the negative effects of on the tourism sector. It is evident that Morocco’s tourism recovery has been successful, thanks to the implementation of effective strategies by the government.

The promotion of attractive tourist destinations, the adoption of innovative technologies, and the implementation of health and safety protocols are some of the measures that have contributed to the increased flow of visitors to the country.

The North African country is experiencing a significant increase in the tourism sector, according to Tourism Minister Fatima Zahra Ammor.

The sector has recovered 116% of foreign exchange earnings from tourism compared to 2019, which is due to a series of initiatives launched by the government to revitalise tourism activity.

Last month, Ammor announced a 2023-2026 roadmap to further strengthen the tourism industry, which includes attracting 17.5 million tourists and generating MAD120 billion in revenue by 2026, as well as creating 200,000 job opportunities.

The tourism industry is an important economic engine for Morocco, and has been one of the sectors hardest hit by the pandemic.

But the government’s focus on the sector’s recovery has paid off.

With its impressive resilience and newly launched roadmap, the Moroccan kingdom has a unique opportunity to establish itself as one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations.

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