Moroccan visa for South African citizens

A visa is REQUIRED for South African passport holders visiting Morocco for tourism and business purposes. See detailed requirements below:

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For South African citizens to enter Morocco for a short-term tourism purpose. Visa required N/A
Evisa Morocco e-visa for South African citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival Morocco visa on arrival for South African citizens Not Available

Morocco tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding South African passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in Morocco.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from Morocco.

If you are looking for Morocco visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from South Africa, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Morocco nearest your place of residence.

  • Pretoria: The Embassy of Morocco in Pretoria, South Africa (Working hours: Open now. Close in 3 hours 29 minutes)

Morocco visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest Morocco diplomatic mission offices to South Africa for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from South Africa traveling to Morocco from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (South Africa) estimated Change (%)
2008 65,396 N/A
2009 69,230 5.86%
2010 77,090 11.35%
2011 77,539 0.58%
2012 77,813 0.35%
2013 83,382 7.16%
2014 85,349 2.36%
2015 84,469 -1.03%
2016 85,756 1.52%
2017 94,197 9.84%
2018 101,999 8.28%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

Morocco & South Africa comparison

Morocco's area is approximately 446,300 km2 (172,317 sq mi), while the area of South Africa is approximately 1,213,090 km2 (468,376 sq mi). This means South Africa is 2.72 times bigger than Morocco.

As of October 2021, Morocco's population is ~73.2 million people - 48,302,549 fewer people than the population of South Africa.

We have highlighted Morocco & South Africa’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

Morocco South Africa Difference
Population (est 2021) 73,194,146 121,496,695 48.3 million fewer people live in Morocco than South Africa
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 9 124 Morocco has 115 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with South Africa.
Travel freedom (2021) 39 67 Morocco passport holders visit 28 fewer countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 138 197 Moroccan hosts 59 fewer foreign missions than South Africa.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from South Africa travel to Morocco in one year?

The number of visitors from South Africa visiting Morocco in 2018 was approximately 101,999.

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