Morocco Pet Passport & Import Regulations
Morocco does not quarantine cats and dogs that meet the following requirements. All requirements also apply to service and emotional support animals.
To enter Morocco, your pet must first be microchipped with an ISO 11784/11785 pet microchip that has 15 digits and is non-encrypted. If your pet's microchip is not ISO 11784/11785 compliant, you can bring your own microchip scanner.
Your pet must be vaccinated for rabies between 21 days and 6 months prior to entering the country.
Rabies Titer Test
A rabies titer test is required for pets entering Morocco for a period less than 12 months from all countries except Tunisia and the United States. It should be administered more than 30 days after the primary rabies vaccination. The test must be administered between 3 and 12 months prior to import.
A USDA (or CFIA) accredited veterinarian must then complete a Veterinary Certificate for Morocco for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if traveling from the United States or Canada. If you are not traveling from either of these countries, the Governing Authority of your country responsible for the import and export of animals should endorse the forms. Entry to Morocco must be within 3 days of government endorsemet. Your pet must also be inspected by a licensed veterinarian within 24 hours of import to Morocco.
If your pet is departing from the United States, after endorsement by the USDA State Veterinary Office, the Health Certificate and attached Rabies Certificate must be sent for authentication to the nearest Consulate of Morocco with a check for $33.00 and a postage-paid return envelope.
Your pet must also have another inspection by a licensed veterinarian within 24 hours of traveling to Morocco. This inspection should be included with the original certificate; however, it does not require endorsement.
An import permit is not required when entering Morocco with a personal pet.
Ticks and Tapeworm Treatment
A ticks and tapeworm treatment is not required prior to entering Morocco but is recommended due to availability of these products in the country.
Entering Morocco by Air
Pets must enter Morocco via Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport. Pets can enter in the cabin, as checked baggage or air cargo.
Whenever you travel to a foreign country like Morocco, it is always advisable to carry some form of identification indicating ownership of your pet.
All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the entry airport. If your dog or cat is not in apparent good health, further examination by a licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense.
Morocco bans pit bull breeds as well as other dangerous dog breeds.
Birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents and rabbits are not subject to requirements of rabies vaccination, but may have to meet other requirements and should have a health certificate to enter Morocco. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.
If your pet is not a dog, cat or ferret, and especially if it is a turtle or parrot, you should verify that it is not protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). You will need to apply for additional permits if this is the case. Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITES regulations. .
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To the best of our ability, we ensure that recommendations given on PetTravel.com reflect the current regulations. We cannot predict how a given country may enforce these regulations. Noncompliance may result in the need to make arrangements to put your pet into quarantine at your expense, return your pet to the country of origin, or euthanize your pet. We suggest that you minimize the disruptions that may occur by following the rules of the country you are visiting.
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