The beaches have reopened in Tamraght having been closed for 5 weeks.
We are welcoming the first visitors on tourist visas since Morocco's borders closed in March 2020.
If am honest, it feels a little weird. Having had no new faces in the village for 7 months. But, we will adapt quickly and it is exciting to see the local tourism industry coming back to life.
Likewise, for those of you travelling to the Agadir region, I understand you may be a little apprehensive. Morocco is a country where news is hard to receive at the best of times! So I hope this blog will help explain a little about the current situation, as I see it.
Whilst Morocco's state of emergency has been extended, meaning there are certain restrictions in place, namely wearing face masks in public areas. Here in Tamraght we are enjoying quiet, relaxed village life. Beautiful sunny days and empty beaches. With several airlines now flying to Agadir from Europe, if you're feeling adventurous, this is a great time to travel.
Following airlines are offering direct flights from Europe to Agadir from mid-October onwards; Royal Air Maroc, Easyjet, Ryanair, TUI fly, Air Arabia, Transavia. Their change policies vary, most are being flexible with changes and cancellations. Check out Skyscanner for best fares.
Beaches & Surf
Our beaches and the ocean are looking beautiful having had a break. The waves are getting bigger as we come into the peak surfing season. Face masks are worn to/from the beach, but not a requirement whilst in the ocean.
Cafes & Restaurants
In Tamraght & Taghazout, most cafes, restaurants and shops are now open. They are also some new ones which have opened. You may be asked to wear a mask to enter cafes but these can be removed once seated at tables. Tables are well-spaced out and cafes are thoroughly cleaned. Anti-bac gel is readily available, everywhere. Many outdoor dining options are available.
In this area, only a handful of the guest houses and hotels have opened, so if you want quiet waves and personalised surf instruction, this is your time to travel.
We are enjoying lovely sunny, warm days in the late 20s and balmy sunsets.
What you will need to do travel - currently;
- Hotel confirmation. Book and print confirmation of your hotel reservation
- Covid-19 test. A negative PCR COVID-19 test, must be dated within 72 hours of your arrival in Morocco
- Complete health form. Print and complete this health form, a requirement for all arrivals into Morocco.
- Face mask for your trip
- Check the requirements for your return home, or onward travel from Morocco. For example, if there will be any quarantine requirements in your home country after your travel to Morocco.
Appreciate that travelling at this time is not for everyone, and the above is all subject to change. For those of you that do travel, it will be a rewarding and memorable trip.
If you have any questions, please do get in touch.