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In this page: Passport and Visa Requirements | Taxes and Restrictions On Persons When Going Through Customs | Health Precautions | Safety Conditions


Passport and Visa Requirements

Passport and Visa Service
Formalities for the visitors (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Visa HQ
Moroccan Representations abroad
For Further Information
Check IATA Travel Website for visa requirements and health advices.

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Taxes and Restrictions On Persons When Going Through Customs

Taxation On Persons
200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 25 cigars or 250g of tobacco
A bottle of wine (75cl) and another bottle of alcohol (75cl)
One perfume bottle (150ml) and one eau de toilette bottle (250ml)
Foreign Currency
For significant amounts, a documentary proof can be requested while exiting the territory
Obligatory Declaration of Foreign Currency
Obligatory from 100,000 MAD
Local Currency
Exporting Moroccan Dirhams is formally prohibited
Obligatory Declaration of Local Currency
How to Refund Consumption Tax
The country is in the process of setting up a system.
A statement must be requested from the trader and then initialed by the customs officer before presenting to a 'First Tax Free' counter.
Other Requirements
Magazines which are erotic in nature or which could disturb the law and order cannot be carried.

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Health Precautions

Obligatory Vaccination and Other Recommendations
It is recommended that everyone 16 years of age and older should get fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before travel and present, if necessary, evidence of COVID-19 vaccination at the border. The updated information on all health entry requirements as well as on routine and recommended vaccines for Morocco are provided on the dedicated pages on TravelHealthPro and CDC websites.
A certificate of vaccination against polio is required for all travelers from poliomyelitis-affected countries. The following vaccines are strongly recommended: tetanus, diphtheria, rabies, typhoid fever, chickenpox, influenza, measles, hepatitis A and B and poliomyelitis. The risk of malaria (exclusively in the benign form of P. vivax) is limited from May to October in certain rural areas of the following provinces: Al Hoceima, Chefchaouen, Khouribga and Taounate. However, other insect-born illnesses, such as typhus, are common as well — for instance, the fresh water parasite schistosomiasis. Therefore, disease prevention is recommended. Always use insect repellent and wear long, loose-fitting clothing to prevent insect bites. To protect oneself against traveler's diarrhea (tourista), it is recommended to avoid foods which are more at risk. This includes pre-cooked dishes and cold soups, seafood, meats, undercooked fish, raw vegetables as well as unpeeled fruits. Drinking water must be boiled, filtered or consumed in sealed bottles. Decontaminating tablets (Hydroclonazone, Micropur) are partially effective. Drinking water is supplied in all the big cities and in certain villages, but it is recommended to drink mineral water. Wash fruits and vegetables carefully, consume meat that is well-cooked and avoid bathing in the wadis and dams.
For Further Information
MD Travel Health
CDC Traveler's Health
Travel Health Advice
The Greek government up-to-date advice on health entry requirements, including routine and recommended vaccines while travelling abroad can be verified at the National Public Health Organization website.

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Safety Conditions

The country is overall secure.
Terrorist Risk
The risk is limited to Casablanca which has known attacks in 2003 and 2007. Nevertheless, in April 2011 terrorists bombed a café frequented by westerners in Marrakesh.
Risk of Natural Disaster
Morocco is located in a seismic activity zone.
Traveling Women Conditions
It is advisable to respect the local dress code and to dress modestly, opting for large and covering garments.
For Further Information
Site of the US Department of State
Lonely Planet

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