Morocco Travel Facts

Natural Features: Northen Coast and Interior are Mountainous.
Rainy Seasons: November - April
Clothing: Lightweights for most of the year with warmer clothing for the evening. Rainwear is advisable in the wet season, particularly on the coast and in the mountains.
Accommodation: Hostels, hotels and camping sites are available. Casablanca, Chefchaouen, Asni Azron are some of the international recognised hostels in Morocco.
Post and Communications: Post services are reliable. Stamps are also available at small kiosks. The telephone system is efficient.
Food: Tajines and Harira are some of the standard Moroccan dishes. You can enjoy the best cooking in the palace restaurants of the major cities and in private homes throughout the country.
Culture: A wonderful collection of traditional art work can be seen or bought at different centres.
Entertainment: A variety of entetainment centres are available in the country ranging from cinemas to performing arts. A variety of night clubs are also available in almost all major cities and towns.
Shopping: A variety of souvenirs can be bought from shops and markets.

Getting There:

Air: With international airports at Casablanca, Tangier and Agadir, Morocco is well linked to Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Road: A variety of car ferries and jetfoils operating between Algericas in Spain and Morocco's Tangier and Ceuta make bringing a personal vehicle an option to consider

Travel Around:

Air: The Royal Air Morocco offers internal flights. Most of the internal flights have connections in Casablanca.
Road: The bus network is efficient in most areas
Driving: National licence required. International Driving Permit or UK licence required, driving is on the Left.

Passport and Visa: Required, but NOT by the following:

  1. Holders of Laissez-Passer issued or validated by a Moroccan diplomatic representation abroad.
  2. Holders of United Nations Laissez-Passer.
  3. Merchant seamen travelling on identity cards in lieu of passports when travelling to join or being discharged from a vessel. However, if entering by air through any International Airport in Morocco a passport is required.

Notes: Children travelling on their parents passport must have their photographs on these passports.
Passport validity: Passport must be valid for at least 6 months from date of entry.
Visas: Required, but NOT by the following:

  1. Nationals of Morocco.
  2. For a stay up 3 months by: (a) Holders of British Passports endorsed 'British Citizen'.
  3. National of Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahran, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Iceland, Indonesia, Japan, Korea(South), Libya, Liechtenstein, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States & Venezuela. (d) UN experts.

Notes: For a stay of over 3 months, application must be made to the police authorities within 15 days of arrival
Recommended Immunisation: diphtheria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B,polio, TB, tetanus, typhoid. Recommended in some circumstances, seek further advice

Museums: Archiological Museum, Archiological Museum, Bert Flint Museum, Borj-Nord Museum, Dar Batha Museum, Dar Jamai Museum, Dar Si Said Museum, Ethnographic Museum, Forbes Museum, Majorelle Museum, National CeramicsMuseum, Natural Science Museum, Oudaias Museum, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdallah, The American Legation Museum, The archiological Museum, The Ethnographic Museum, The Museum of antiquities, The Postal Museum
Religion: Christian, Jewish, Muslim
Languages: Ar
GDP: $1260 per capita
Currency: Dirham (Dir)
Time: GMT+1
International Dialing Code: 212
International Radios: BBC KHz:(daytime)17640, 15485, 6195,(evening) 12095,9410,6195.
Business Hours: Offices open from 8.30 to 12.00 and from 14.30 to 18.00 in Winter and from 8.00 to 15.30 in Summer. Banks open from 8.30 to 11.30 and from 14.30 to 17.00 Monday to Friday in Winter and 8.00 to 15.30 in Summer. Shops are open from 0930 to 1300 and 1500-1930 Monday to Saturday. Shops are open 0930 to 1300 and 1500 to 1930 Monday to Saturday.
Weekly Days Off: Saturday,Sunday
Public Holidays: Workers Day (May 1), National Day (May 23)
Electricity: AC
Emergency Services: Police: 19 Fire: 15 Ambulance: 777

Last Updated on Wednesday 2nd December 2009