Do I need a Visa for Morocco?
- If you stay less than three months the European Union, Canada, Australia, New Zealand Citizens, and the United States. Do not need a visa to enter Morocco.
- You will be required to fill out a landing card with an address of residence during your stay. When you land in Morocco.
- A return ticket and a passport with a minimum of 3 months validity beyond the duration of your stay are required by everyone.
How do you get to Morocco?
Morocco has many International Airports:
- Menara Airport in Marrakech (RAK)
- Mohamed V Casablanca (CMN)
- Agadir (AGA)
- Tangier (TNG)
What currency is used in Morocco?
- The currency used in Morocco is Dirham (MAD). You should get Dirhams at an ATM at the airport. Or exchange them in your home country.
- There are ATM machines in Morocco.
- Euros are also accepted in Morocco but the remaining change might be returned to you in Dirhams.
How should I dress in Morocco?
- Our guide to what to wear in Morocco gives you more information.
- In the hot summer months, we’d suggest you wear light, loose, cotton or linen to clothing.
- A sun hat is ideal to protect your head against the heat and sun.
- In autumn and spring, wearing layers are good. Having a jacket or fleece for the evenings is a good idea.
- In winter, warm clothing is a must. Layers are good.
Do I need to tip in Morocco?
- Tipping is part of the Moroccan culture. Usually about 10-15% on your bill.
What’s the weather like in Morocco?
- If you enjoy the heat then the summer months will be fine for you. People generally say March to May are the best months to visit. And also between September and October. Before it gets too cold.
What is the food like in Morocco?
- If you enjoy fresh tagine then you will love the food. Morocco is famous for its cuisine. You can experience real couscous. Full of Mediterranean ingredients.
Is Morocco safe?
- Morocco is generally a safe country. It is rare for violent crimes to happen.
- When in the cities just be aware of your surroundings as you would in any city.
Can I use my mobile in Morocco?
- Morocco has good mobile coverage and has roaming agreements with UK mobile phone companies. Bear in mind roaming charges are relatively high.
- The cheapest way to phone home using a mobile is to buy a SIM card. Ask the tour guide to help buy a local sim card with a data package – with data package yu can use WhatsApp to call home and share your holiday pics with family and friends – we don’t even mind if you shared them with us.
Is there Wi-Fi available in Morocco?
- In the cities, and at your hotel or Riad you will have access to Wi-Fi.
- You can also use the internet cafes in all the cities and large towns in Morocco.
Do I need to be able to speak Arabic?
- No, you don’t need to speak Arabic. In the cities, many locals who work with tourists are multi-lingual speaking English, French, Spanish and Arabic and maybe Berber too.
- In the rural communities Arabic, Berber and French tend to dominate.
- If you intend to travel to the far north Spanish is widely understood.
- It’s always good to know a few phrases in Arabic. Such as Shukran – thank you. Read out 30 top travel tips for Marrakech
Is Shopping good in Morocco?
Moroccan produced goods are good value. Imported items can be expensive. There are a wonderful range of crafts for sale in the souks (market). These are usually good value.
Typical Moroccan produce includes handcrafted leather goods, leather sandals, carpets. Also argan oil, dates, walnuts, almonds, and spices.
What is the polite way to haggle?
Bargaining or haggling in a souk (market) is part of the cultural experience. The trader gives you an asking price. You give them a price that is reasonable to you. They usually say no. At which point you walk away. They usually call you back. You both agree on a price. Once you have agreed it is rude to walk away. You should honour your agreement.
Anything I should know about the Moroccan culture?
- During the month of Ramadan Muslims fast each day until sunset. Places will be closed until sunset.
- Non-Muslims are not allowed to go into the mosques.
What number should I call if I have an emergency?
- For a medical emergency call 15
- For the fire brigade call 15
- For the police call 19 (city) or 177 (Outside of city: Royal Gendarmerie)