In April 2021, the Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Colombia, signed two bilateral agreements, one of which relates to the mutual visa exemption for holders of ordinary passports, which aims to exempt nationals from ‘a country holding an ordinary passport and holders of a diplomatic passport of the visa requirement for short stays (90 days) in the other country.
An agreement that says a lot about the next collaborations between the two countries, especially in the field of tourism. Indeed, the Colombian press promotes Morocco as the main post-pandemic tourist destination for Colombians. The daily newspaper with great circulation in Colombia, El Tiempo, has in this sense underlined the richness, the diversity and the contrasts of the entertainment offer of the Kingdom.
” Places to visit in Morocco now that you can go without a visa“This is how the Colombian newspaper headlined, which clearly explains that“After the signing of the visa waiver agreement for Colombians, between the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its Moroccan counterpart, Colombians will now only need their passport to travel to Morocco“.
After the announcement of this good news, many Colombian citizens are already preparing their post-pandemic trips to Morocco, and among the destinations which appear at the top of the list, there is the ocher city, Marrakech. ” A former imperial city in the west of Morocco and an important economic center with mosques, palaces, gardens, its medina and historical monuments ”, describes El Tiempo.
After Marrakech, there is the Kingdom’s metropolis, Casablanca, which is also on the list of Moroccan cities that Colombian tourists would like to visit in the future. The daily also highlights the tourist potential of the city, known in particular thanks to the film ” Casablanca “ released in 1942, and which is considered a masterpiece that has helped to strengthen the influence of the metropolis.
But not only ! El Tiempo reveals that “atbeyond, it is a port city and a shopping center overlooking the Atlantic coast. The city’s French colonial heritage can be seen in the Moorish architecture, a blend of Moroccan style and European art deco ”, evoking at the same time the Hassan II mosque as being the ” city symbol“.
The pearl of the north, Chefchaouen, is also among the cities recommended by the Colombian newspaper, which describes the blue city as ” one of the most beautiful cities in this country, due to its white and blue houses and the bright light all day long“.
The cities of Rabat, Assilah, Meknes, Ifrane or Merzouga were also recommended. Assilah is thus described as being ” this small town on the Atlantic coast with Portuguese tributaries (…) attractive to tourists thanks to its fine sandy beaches on the shores of the Atlantic“, While the city of Meknes has been designated as the imperial city with multiple historical monuments and natural sites.
The charm of the Kingdom’s capital, Rabat, is not left behind. She is cited as the “Fourth imperial city of Morocco, which has a curious blend of historical tradition and modernity“, While Merzouga is mentioned as the gateway to the vast Moroccan desert.
” It is a very popular gem in the eyes of tourists all over the world. Merzouga is a small town located in the south-east of Morocco, known around the world for its beautiful landscapes and the immensity of its dunes“, Is it underlined.