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Morocco travel tips on money saving, personal safety, sightseeing, and enjoying your trip to the fullest from InfoHub suppliers and community members.

Morocco Best Travel Practice
Submitted by M19995
- No visa is required, only a six months valid passport.

- You can exchange money and use ATM machine in all the big cities.

- You need coercive inoculations against all Africa's most popular diseases and get a good advise from your doctors. Bring your medical kit and special prescriptions.

- Morocco is multilingual and speaks Arabic, Berber, French, Spanish and English.

- Handling a tip at the end is elective, about 10% is always expected for a service.

- Morocco has one of the finest cuisines ... view more and it has exceptional menus if you properly choose your resto! Franchise brands are largely expanding mainly in big cities!

- Despite the fact that Alcohol is ‘forbidden’ by Islam and the local authorities, it is widely available and the country produces some of the finest red wine.

- No specific dress-code exists in Morocco but it is recommended that you dress conservatively and adhere to a few basic rules. Most of the big cosmopolitan places apply no specific rules and you can wear pretty much what you like, although women are recommended to cover up shoulders and legs above the knee.

- Morocco is generally a very safe place to visit. Criminal activity is rarely reported and violent crime is not common. That said, always look after your valuables as theft from cars and hotels is not unheard of. We recommend wearing a money belt as a good way to keep your valuables.

- Moroccans tend to undergo a hammam treat (steam bath) once very week and it is the perfect remedy for those seeking a truly invigorating Moroccan experience.

- Not many would think of Morocco as a lush green land. In fact the country has a wide diversity of flora, from cedar forests in the Middle Atlas, to oak, thuya and pine forests in the High Atlas.

- Much of Moroccan culture revolves around religion and the family. Although fairly liberal by the standards of many Muslim countries, Islam is still a way of life for the majority.

Trains in Morocco
Submitted by M17527
A rail network of about 2,500 km. links all the major towns, and a good deal of upgrading has occurred in recent years. On the whole, trains are modern, comfortable, and reliable. Most have first and second class cars and some have buffet cars or a trolley snack service (sandwiches, hot and cold drinks). On some routes, “couchettes” (night sleepers) are available.

Thieves and pickpockets are not unknown on trains, particularly on overnight trips. Never leave your wallet, passport, or other valuables in a ... view more bag sitting beside you or in your backpack’s outside pockets. By all means, have locks on all luggage zippers and stow your bags as far from the door to your car as possible.
Submitted by M17527
Getting a phone card from any convenience store or tele-boutique and calling home is easy enough to do, but very expensive. Calling out of Morocco is very expensive, and calling in is cheaper. However, many foreign telephone calling plans provide an access number from Morocco and then connect to your home number at the same charge as though the call were initiated in your country (MCI charges about 89¢ per minute).

The cell phones are not that costly and worth the investment and can be used throughout Europe ... view more after your stay in Morocco. Cell phone companies are Maroc Telecom, Meditel and Wana and are located throughout the city; keep your eye out on weekly specials. The tele-boutiques are safe and convenient but are a drain on your wallet because you have to feed coins continuously into the phone. There are tele-boutiques all over the city. MCI or AT&T calling cards work from Morocco, but only to call the US and not other countries. Be careful to watch the clock, since the rate is about $2.50 a minute.
Electricity in Morocco
Submitted by M17527
Some wall sockets in Morocco are only suitable for low-voltage appliances. Two-pin round plugs (European type) are the norm. If you intend to bring a computer to Morocco, also bring an appropriate transformer.

Most electricity in Morocco is 220v. Power supplies for many laptop computers automatically convert from 110v to 220v, but check before you leave your country.
Travel to Morocco
Submitted by M17527
If you’re leaving from the U.S., Royal Air Maroc offers the easiest and most direct flight from New York’s JFK airport to Casablanca.

If you’re planning to travel from Europe, regular flights depart from London, Paris, Brussels, Frankfurt, Madrid and many other European cities.

You will obviously need a passport. If you don’t have a passport or you need to renew it, do so right away and don’t wait until the last minute. You will not need any vaccinations to get into the country, but a vaccination ... view more against hepatitis is advised. If you can find it, a one-year Hepatitis-A vaccination is safer than the kind that is valid for only ten weeks.
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