Morocco Travel Fact File (January 2024)

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Morocco might sit right in the middle of the biggest desert in the world but this fabulous African country also hosts its fair share of snow as well as sand, at certain times of year.

Climate in Morocco

The best times to visit Morocco are early June and then the end of September and October. These times offer the best conditions and temperatures. It is very hot during the summer months, so we always advise to avoid these times. If you want to climb Mount Toubkal  in winter conditions and use crampons and ice axes then January and February potentially offer the best conditions.

Time Difference in Morocco

Morocco is 1 hour ahead of the United Kingdom

Language in Morocco

Moroccan Arabic – This is the official language of Morocco. Though it is somewhat different from most 

other types of Arabic, most Moroccans can understand conventional Arabic.

French – though not seen as an indigenous language in Morocco, at least half of the population is capable of speaking it.

Commonly Used Words in Morocco

Hello = Salam Aleikum

Goodbye = Beslama

Thank you = Shukran

Please = Affak

Yes = Naam

No = La

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Which Plug Do I Need in Morocco?

For Morocco there are two associated plug types, types C and E. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and plug type E is the plug which has two round pins and a hole for the socket’s male earthing pin.

What is The Local Currency in Morocco?

Moroccan Dirham

£100 in Moroccan Dirham is equivalent to 1252.64 MAD (as of Jan 2024)

What Credit Cards Can I Use in Morocco?

Credit cards such as Mastercard, Visa & American Express are accepted at major hotels, shops and restaurants, however please note use of a credit card may come with a fee to cover charges.

Tipping in Morocco

Tips are not included in the overall price of our Morocco treks and adventure trips, but most trekkers do tip their guides, porters, and cooks on the penultimate or final day of the trip. Tipping is a universal custom in adventure travel, but is not obligatory, so you should never feel forced into it, but it is a tradition on the trail. Tipping policies can be found through the Vamoos app for each individual trip.

Approximate Food & Drink Prices in Morocco (January 2024)

Coke/Pepsi 5.45 MAD

Water 3.52 MAD

Coffee 16.20 MAD

Beer 29.90 MAD

Inexpensive Meal 35.00 MAD

Passport Validity for Morocco

Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay in Morocco. However, the Moroccan Consulate General in London advises that your passport should be valid for at least 3 months on your date of entry to Morocco. If your passport does not meet this requirement you may face difficulties and you should check with the Moroccan authorities and your travel provider before traveling.

Before traveling, make sure your passport isn’t damaged. Some travelers have been refused entry when traveling on damaged passports.

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Do I Need a Visa for Morocco? (January 2024)

British nationals don’t need a visa to enter Morocco for the purpose of tourism for up to 90 days. British nationals who stay longer than 90 days need to go to a local police station to request an extension.

When entering the country, make sure your passport is stamped. Some travellers have experienced difficulties leaving the country because their passport has no entry stamp.

COVID-19 Requirements for Morocco? (January 2024)

Countries may restrict travel or bring in rules at short notice. Check with your travel company or airline for changes.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

Visit TravelHealthPro (from the UK’s National Travel Health Network and Centre) for general COVID-19 advice for travellers.

Demonstrating your COVID-19 status

Morocco accepts the UK’s proof of COVID-19 vaccination record at the border. Your NHS appointment card from vaccination centres cannot be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

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