Morocco - Regulations on Entry, Stay and Residence for PLHIV

Restriction category relative to Morocco

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Entry regulations Residence regulations Additional information
No restrictions for people with HIV/AIDS.

HIV-specific entry and residence regulations for Morocco

The information on the U.S. Consulate General web site is incorrect. Morocco has no legal restrictions affecting entry or residency of people with HIV/AIDS in place.

Some isolated deportations were observed in the 1990s. This practice had no legal basis, was denounced by civil society and has since stopped.

(Source: 4)

I confirm that the information provided by the U.S. Consulate General is inaccurate. Morocco has no HIV-testing requirement for residency permit applicants.

(Source: 5)

HIV tests are mandatory for all persons (age 15 to 60) wishing to reside in Morocco. The HIV test must be conducted in Morocco at a facility approved by the Moroccan Ministry of Health. A residence permit will not be issued until the absence of HIV has been determined. 

(Source: 2) 

I’m a citizen of Switzerland who has worked for a multinational company in Morocco from 2007 to 2008. I had to apply for a residency and work permit, but was never required to perform HIV-testing. 

(Source: 3)


HIV treatment information for Morocco

Nationals and foreigners with HIV/AIDS have access to the same treatment facilities.
Foreigners have access on condition that they:
  • have health insurance coverage or
  • are able to pay the required treatment on their own
Addresses of institutions specialised in HIV/AIDS:
  • Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Avicenne
  • Association de Lutte contre le Sida
    President: Hakima HIMMICH
    17, Boulevard Al Massira Al Khadra
    Phone: +212 2 994 242/43
    Fax: +212 2 994 244
(Source: 1)


HIV information / HIV NGOs in Morocco

Updated information is available through the aidsmap search engine at


Global Criminalisation of HIV Transmission Scan

The Global Criminalisation Scan is an initiative of GNP+. It aims to collect and keep up to date information on national and state level laws criminalising the transmission of or exposure to HIV. It also aims to provide an easily accessible ‘clearing-house’ of resources, research, and initiatives on the subject and to provide a platform for advocacy initiatives.

Find out more about the scan and the criminalisation of HIV transmission legislation at



  1. Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco, Berlin, 23 December 1999
  2. Consulate General of the U.S.A. Casablanca, Morocco web site,
    consulted February 14, 2009
  3. Anonymous, to the authors via e-mail, March 6, 2009
  4. Othman Mellouk, Association de lutte contre le sida (ALCS), Marrakech, via e-mail to the authors, July 26, 2010
  5. Dr. Kamal Alami, UNAIDS Country Officer, Rabat, Morocco, via e-mail, July 26, 2010


updated: 8/5/2010
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