In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation across the globe, we have decided to postpone all of our private tours to Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia until August 1, 2020. We will adjust the date according to updated travel advisories.
Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia have closed their land borders and suspended all international flights until further notice. Each of these countries are imposing a general lockdown and self-quarantine guidelines in an attempt to counter the spread of the virus. Tunisia in particular has been featured on international headlines for their creative use of police robots for lockdown patrol and local initiatives to keep the country safe.
Your Health and Safety is Our Priority
It is unpredictable at this moment how the virus will spread and any other impact it may have on our customers’ travel plans. Mosaic North Africa, along with other travel agencies have been impacted by the Coronavirus situation. Our highest priority is to help ensure the health and safety of our customers, staff, tour guides and drivers. Here’s what you can expect from us:
- Constant on-the-ground monitoring of the Coronavirus situation in North Africa, as well as other countries where our customers originate.
- Continual assessment of all our North Africa tours and the regions they operate in. We will maintain communication with our travel partners and service providers for up-to-date information.
- Compliance with applicable government regulations and guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) related to the containment of Coronavirus.
Tunisia Tours Update
Last Update: June 26, 2020
The 3-phase gradual deconfinement issued by the Tunisian government ended on June 14, 2020. As of July 27, Tunisia had 1,452 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 50 virus-related deaths. Of those infected, 1,142 have fully recovered.
Tunisia will re-open their land, air and maritime borders on June 27, 2020. The Tunisian Ministry of Health classified about 105 countries into Green Zone, Orange Zone, and Red Zone based on their epidemiological risks, which will affect their entry into the country. These classifications will be reviewed every three or four days using scientific indicators approved by many countries in the world. The latest country classification list can be found on the Covid-19 Tunisia Facebook page.
The Green Zone include countries that have successfully controlled the Covid pandemic and have a low prevalence of the virus. Tunisians and foreign travellers coming from the Green Zone can enter into Tunisia without restrictions. They will need to fill out an electronic form and undergo prevention procedures such as a body temperature check and completing a health questionnaire.
The Orange Zone include countries that have partially controlled the Covid pandemic and have a moderate prevalence of the virus. Tunisians and foreign travellers coming from the Orange Zone must present a negative PCR test result and will be subject to self-quarantine for a 14-day period.
The Red Zone include countries that have a high prevalence of the virus. Individuals resident in these countries are not permitted to enter into Tunisia. The only exceptions are Tunisian nationals and those with residency in Tunisia.
The Tunisian government has implemented many strict health protocols as outlined in the Tunisian Tourism Health Protocol to welcome vacationers this summer and to keep them safe during their visit. All hotels, museums, and archaeological sites that are open for tourism will follow strict health protocols and social distancing. Tunisia is ranked among the top countries that best managed the COVID-19 pandemic on a global scale.
If you are planning a visit to Tunisia, we recommend for you to check the Travel Advisory from your passport country.
Morocco Tours Update
Last Update: August 8, 2020
The Moroccan government suspended all international flights as of March 15, 2020. The country’s lockdown, which was issued on March 20th, is based on dividing the country into two zones. The first zone include regions of the country that are less populated, with a majority of these being small and medium-sized cities. The second zone include large metropolitan cities such as Casablanca, Rabat, Marrakech and Tangier. Cities in Zone 1 are gradually returning to “normal life” while cities in Zone 2 are still on a softer lockdown until further notice.
On July 27, 2020, the Moroccan health and interior ministries issued a ban on all travels to major cities including Tangier, Tetouan, Fez, Meknes, Casablanca, Berrechid, Settat and Marrakesh.
The Moroccan airspace will remain closed until September 10, but this does not affect repatriation flights. There are an estimated 32,000 Moroccans stranded abroad, and the reopening of the air border is necessary to repatriate them back to Morocco.
As of July 27, 2020, there are 20,278 COVID-19 cases, 16,438 recoveries and 313 deaths in Morocco.
Algeria Tours Update
Last Update: June 19, 2020
The Algerian government closed the country’s land borders and suspended all non-cargo international air and maritime travel as of March 17. All domestic flights have been suspended as of March 22. No visas to Algeria are being issued until further notice.
The Algerian government announced a two-phase plan for the gradual resumption of the country’s economic, commercial and service activities. The first phase will begin on June 7, 2020, while the second phase is scheduled to begin on June 14, 2020. The Algerian tourism department is operating with reduced services and are not accepting invitations as long as the borders are closed.
Get In Touch
For every traveler out there wanting to explore the culture, history and beauties of North Africa – we hear you! We want to assure you that your wellbeing and safety is our top priority.
If you have already booked a tour with Mosaic North Africa, one of our travel experts should have already contacted you.
If you are thinking of visiting North Africa in the future, but feeing unsure about how the Coronavirus situation might impact your decision, we encourage you to contact us with your questions. You can email us at [email protected] and one of our travel experts will respond to your questions within 24 hours.