Our Morocco trip was booked back in late 2019 for April 2020. With the pandemic, the trip was postponed. Since this trip was booked pre-retirement, the duration of the trip was only for a week, which is short by today’s standards.
Morocco is open to US travelers, albeit with restrictions. First, we had to test negative for Covid within 72 hours of the trip (to be sure, I time it to within 72 hours of landing in Morocco instead of flight departure time). Second, we had to have hotel documents in hand (likely for contact tracing purposes).
For our Covid testing, we had it done at LAX for $125 a piece given that they guarantee a 24-hour turn around. Results were in fact available within 12 hours. With that out of the way, we were set.
The morning was spent meeting up with the in-laws, and grabbing our go-to breakfast whenever we’re in town.
After lunch we spent a good part of the afternoon with Shel, Bei, and the kiddos at the seaport.
Then it was time to say goodbye to the city. Coincidentally, our Lyft driver was Moroccan, and he was quite excited that we were headed to his home country.
Looking back, this was a bad weekend to fly, with Easter weekend and upcoming Ramadan there’s guarantee to be crowds. Hopefully, it’ll be better when we fly back to the US next week.