A passport that is valid for at least six months after the end of your trip is required for both U.S. and Canadian citizens to enter and depart the country. Please ensure that the name on your passport matches all travel documents we have issued. If this is not the case, please contact us immediately.
Your passport must have at least one blank page for the entry stamp. This cannot include the ‘endorsement’ page at the back.
Please make a photocopy of your passport’s identification page and keep it separate from your original. It’s also a good idea to leave a digital copy with someone at home. This may speed up the replacement process should you lose your passport.
Citizens of the USA and Canada do not require a visa for Morocco, only a valid passport. If your stay is longer than 90 days, a resident permit is required and can be issued by the Police Department of your place of residence in Morocco.
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Cancellation and Medical Insurance is highly recommended as it can safeguard against the expenses associated with in-country medical emergencies, lost or delayed baggage and emergency cancelation or interruption of your trip. Please ensure your policy will provide you with upfront medical coverage so that you are not responsible for a hefty doctor’s bill while away. Insurance can be purchased through us.
No vaccinations are required by law to enter Morocco but Typhoid and Hepatitis A are two vaccinations that are strongly recommended. It is also a good idea to be up to date with your polio and tetanus vaccines. Some vaccines require more than one dose or a major length of time to be effective. For that reason, it is recommended to see your doctor or health provider at least 6 to 8 weeks before your trip. For all vaccinations and health requirements, you can also refer to the recommendations from:
World Health Organization (WHO): http://www.who.int and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) http://wwwnc.cdc.gov.
If there are any medical items essential to your health, such as prescription drugs or corrective eye wear, bring duplicates and divide them between your checked bags and hand luggage. While non-prescription drugs such as aspirin are generally available, it is difficult to replace prescription items.
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The Moroccan climate varies according to season and region. Throughout most of the year, mornings and evenings can be cool and if you are travelling to the Sahara or trekking in the mountains please note that early mornings and evenings can be extremely cold. Weather is rather unpredictable from October through February and can vary greatly from one year to the next; some winters are quite moderate and others are wet and cold. Although there is a chance you might encounter rain at any time, the odds are greatest between November and February. Summer temperatures are high from June to early September.
For up-to-date forecasts, check www.weather.com.
Electricity: Electricity in Morocco is provided at 110/220 volts and 50HZ.
Phone: Roaming charges vary between carriers, but tend to be quite costly. Consult your phone provider prior to departure to discuss overseas rates and international package options.
The Moroccan unit of currency is the dirham which is divided into 100 centimes. There are ATM's throughout Morocco in all of the major cities and most towns. We recommend that you get local currency from your bank before you leave home or from a bank machine in-country which is much cheaper than an exchange service at the airport or in tourist areas. Your bank card may work, but Visa or MasterCard are more widely accepted. You will need a 4-digit PIN to be able to use your cards. For current exchange rates please visit www.xe.com
Language: Darija (Moroccan Arabic), French, Berber
Currency: Moroccan Dirham (MAD)
Religion: Muslim, Christian, Jewish
Time Zone: UTC +1
Electricity: 220 Volt, 50 Hz
Telephone: Country code for calling is +212
Calling North America: Dial 001 plus area code and your 7-digit number
Emergency numbers in Morocco: Police (in urban areas): 19, Royal Constabulary (outside urban areas): 177 Firemen and ambulances: 15