In 2019, a journalist was sentenced to a year in prison for pre-marital sex and illegal abortion. Sex outside of marriage is prohibited in the country. So much so that hotels ask for a marriage license from couples to share the same room. After the pandemic, hoteliers pleaded with the government to change this law that can land couples in jail for up to a year if they are caught.
It is believed that Moroccans face the brunt of it, while foreigners may not be prosecuted. However, if one of the partners is a citizen, it will be a problem. The country also has laws against homosexual activities, and again, locals are treated harshly while foreigners are often given a pass.
Like we read, the foreigners are often not prosecuted as harshly as citizens, but you should still be cautious of local customs and laws.
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