Due to the current travel restrictions, Authentic Sahara Tours is closed until further notice.

Because of the ongoing impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we've made a number of updates to our safety guidelines, flexible booking conditions and trip departures. The safety and wellbeing of our travellers, team and loved ones remains our priority and as the world begins to open up again, we look forward to having you travel with us soon.



Cancellation Policy Update:



During this difficult time, we understand that a lot of our customers are disappointed that they could not make their trip to Morocco. We know many are planning trips for when this is over, so we have made changes to our cancellation policy. We are now implementing free cancellations on bookings up to 72 hours before the departure date. Any group originally scheduled to travel on tour in 2020 that wishes to embark on the same itinerary in 2021 can do so with no additional costs or fees.



Can I still book a Tour?



We are only taking bookings for the 2021 with more flexible terms in place as outlined below.



Cancellation:



We know it's hard to predict the future at the moment, so we wanted to give you as much flexibility as possible. You can cancel your booking up to 30 days before and pick either to transfer the full amount paid to a future booking, or to get a refund of all monies paid less the 4% card charges.



Safe Travels



Morocco made the announcement on 6 September that its border is open to travel for business people and tourists, provided they are nationals of a country that does not require a visa to enter Morocco. Visitors must have a formal written letter of invitation from a Moroccan company to enter or a confirmed hotel reservation. All travellers must present a negative Covid-19 PCR and serologic test with results dated no more than 48 hours to departure.



What is Morocco’s quarantine policy?



It’s possible in the short term that travellers will be quarantined if they show symptoms at the border. Upon arrival in Morocco, you must undergo COVID-19 testing (PCR and serological) within 48 hours of departure. These two tests will be required at boarding when travelling by air. If you travel to Morocco by sea, you'll have the choice between providing your own test results when boarding OR undergoing testing on the ferry. You'll also need to complete a passenger health form online, printed and signed to be presented on arrival.



Travel Alerts



Morocco has officially declared itself in a “Health State of Emergency.” It first declared itself in a state of emergency on 20 March. It then extended the state of emergency six times, declared on a monthly basis as each declaration was given an expiration of one month. The current state of emergency will expire 10 November, but it could be extended again. The state of emergency is not synonymous with lockdown. It’s a legal declaration that allows the Moroccan government to immediately take exceptional measures against Covid-19, such as imposing local and national lockdowns or severely restricting movements if necessary for the health and safety of the public.



What does Morocco’s Covid-secure environment look like?



Very much like every other country on planet Earth, Morocco has implemented a series of proactive and preventative measures to mitigate contact transmissions creating a covid-secure country.

Throughout the country, both in open-air environments and enclosed spaces, social distancing of 1.5 meters (5 feet) is observed, directional flow of foot traffic has been created and wearing a face mask both in enclosed spaces and the public walkway is mandated.

There is a reduced capacity of approximately 50% throughout public transport, shopping centres, museums, galleries, etc… Where possible, online booking and e-tickets are being used to limit contact as well as card payments only being encouraged.

All spaces are given a deep cleanse and sterilization multiple times per day with an emphasis on contact points (door handles, table tops, etc…). Hygiene stations with hand sanitizer is also widely available. Temperature checks are also being used prior to admittance for accommodation providers as well as public buildings like national museums.



My tour has been suspended - what happens?



Anyone who has booked on a 2020 tour with us can transfer to a 2021 tour without any penalties.



Price Freeze



We have also put a price freeze on our 2021 shared tours, to make it as easy as possible for those who had booked a 2020 tour to change to 2021.



Extra Flexibility for you!



We have updated our terms and conditions due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). This extends the rights of our customers. We are doing our best to make things more flexible for you and to ease any concerns of having to make decisions too early.