Guide to travel with your animal to Morocco

Domestic animals, especially dogs, are not very popular in Morocco. However, there are a lot of people who choose to have animals in their homes. Many expatriates enjoy their animals in their homes. Birds, turtles, cats, fish, dog puppies, and many other animals are often sold in souks. There are some pet stores in the main cities of Morocco. The streets of Morocco are full of stray cats, as well as dogs.


Very few Moroccans have dogs as pets, and many of them think they are dirty and impure animals. Touching a dog eliminates the cleanliness required for daily prayers, so try to stay away from them.

Documentation needed to travel with your pet to Morocco
Traveling with the pet to Morocco can be a serious disorder if it is done without proper guarantees, that is, without complying with a series of prerequisites. However, the problem does not arise when leaving Spain, but when it is intended to return with the pet, dog, cat or ferret.

The conditions that must be met by the animals that intend to enter Spain are the following
Have a minimum of seven months and be vaccinated and revaccinated against rabies, with the last vaccine in force. In addition, the animal must be identified with a microchip. And you must also have a rabies serological test performed in an EU-accredited Laboratory (Granada and Valencia, at the moment) from an extraction performed by a veterinarian 30 days at least after the last rabies vaccination and that throws a result of at least 0.5 Ul / ml. whose results, as well as the period of less than one year since the last rabies vaccine, (worrying that the year is not met during the stay in Morocco to avoid problems) must be transcribed into your passport and stamped by the competent authority (Environment , currently) of the Autonomous Community to which the animal belongs. All this information must be contained in the European Passport of the pet or, if not, in an official certificate with the information required by the Government of Spain, signed and sealed by the Moroccan health authority.

The animal's passport must also include the following information
This passport must be signed by a veterinarian
The date and brand of vaccines
Chip code
The date of the deworming tablet that has to be at most one week before the trip.
The pipette label.
It is also necessary, not mandatory, to post a recent photo.
Once in Morocco, foreigners do not have to obtain additional licenses for pets.

There are veterinarians in Morocco, but they can be difficult to find since pets here are not very popular. Small and rural cities are likely to have only one veterinary, so you have to travel to larger cities such as Tanger, Fez, Meknes, Rabat, Casablanca or Marrakech ...
In Fez, there is an animal hospital called the American Fondook, established to help Moroccans learn to take better care of their pets, as well as to treat animals medically. With a few exceptions, the standard of care for animals is of high quality.
Most of the special pet foods can be found in the clinics of local veterinarians, as well as most medications. Also the chains of the main supermarkets, like Marjane, Aswak Assalam and Acima have whole aisles dedicated to the care of the pets.
For more information about domestic animals in Morocco, it is important to check with the Consulate to obtain more information about bringing domestic animals into the country.

Source : turismomarruecos