Morocco

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PASSPORTS:  Citizens of any country seeking to enter Morocco must have a  passport valid for six months, with at least one blank page. A visa is not required for stays of fewer than 90 days.

VISAS: Before planning travel we recommend using the iVisa search function to verify requirements and visa requirements can change.

By Plane – Most international flights will arrive and depart from one of several major international airports – Marrakech-Menara Airport (RAK), Tangier-Boukhalef Airport (TNG), and Rabat-Salé Airport (RBA).

By Ferry from Spain – Read our story “How to get from Spain to Tangier Morocco“.

Language – The main language in Morocco is Arabic. Learn to speak a bit of Arabic so you can get around more easily and don’t stand out as a tourist! Read our story Start to learn languages – Top language learning apps and websites.


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Time Zone — UTC (+00:00)

Currency — Moroccan Dirham (MAD)

Best time to visit — Spring or Fall

Country Code — +212

 

Health – Routine vaccines for preventable diseases, such as measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT) vaccine, chickenpox (or varicella), poliovirus vaccine, etc. are recommended for all travelers.

Protect against insect bites and insect-borne diseases, such as tick-borne encephalitis or malaria, by using insect repellant and wearing long pants, long sleeve shirts, boots, and hats if possible.

Prevent foodborne illnesses by avoiding undercooked foods and unpasteurized dairy products and washing hands, especially before eating.

A comprehensive pre-travel health consultation with a travel health care provider is recommended for all travelers to Morocco in order to optimize their health while traveling and to individualize their disease prevention strategies to best mitigate the health risks. We have used and recommend Passport Health.

Emergencies – To reach the police dial 190, fire department or ambulance service, dial 150.

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To check the latest weather for any destination you are thinking of heading to in Morocco, visit our weather page complete with weather radar and minute-by-minute forecasting.

Kasbah du Toubkal hotel, a perfect Atlas Mountains sanctuary in Imlil

Kasbah du Toubkal hotel, a perfect Atlas Mountains sanctuary in Imlil

In the hills above Imlil, where there once were kasbah ruins, you find a grand mountain retreat called Kasbah du Toubkal hotel, carefully curated to maintain its historic flavor and local connection with an emphasis on sustainable operations. But Kasbah du Toubkal is much more than a glorious historic hotel on a hilltop. Read on to learn why you WILL want to stay here on your next Morocco visit.

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How to get from Spain to Tangier Morocco

How to get from Spain to Tangier Morocco

The trip from Madrid Spain to Tangier Morocco is not difficult and not that expensive, using the Spanish train system called Renfe and the ferry company called FRS. And you get to pass across the Strait of Gibraltar, the narrow body of water that is the only entrance to the Mediterranean Sea from the Atlantic. 

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Is Morocco safe? Insider’s guide to travel safety in Morocco

Is Morocco safe? Insider’s guide to travel safety in Morocco

Is Morocco safe to travel in? Many people wonder. We talked with Open Doors Morocco to get traveling tips on travel safety in Morocco. Morocco is an African country with French roots, a conservative culture and Muslim religion, and it intrigues travelers with its culture and landscape certainly, but travelers still wonder about safety. We can tell you that Morocco is very safe if you travel smart. The cover photo won a Silver Medal from the North American Travel Journalists Association for travel photography.

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