Facts for the Visitor
required, visitors permitted to stay 90 days.
visa required, visitors permitted to stay 90 days.
Language Skills Needed
outside the big cities speak English. French is widely spoken. Moroccan
Arabic is the official language. Knowing some French and carrying a
Moroccan Arabic phrasebook and French-English dictionary is recommended.
Learning to read numbers in Arabic is essential.
only in large cities. Most are on the Plus and Cirrus networks.
The usual maximum withdrawal is 2000 DH, but repeated 2000
DH withdrawals - even using the same cash card - are permitted.
|US$ 1 =
10.6855 Moroccan Dirhams (DH) on January 25, 2001. Import or
export of Dirhams from Morocco is prohibited, though foreign
currency can be brought in. Keep exchange receipts because they
are needed to convert Dirham back to hard currency at departure.
Most currencies are accepted for exchange to Dirham in Morocco,
but the Irish punt, Scottish pound, and Australian and New
Zealand dollars are not recognized.
220V, 50Hz but sometimes 110V. Plugs have
2 round pins.
|International Certificates of Vaccination are not required.
10% at restaurants and cafés. Unless stated, services charges
are not included in menu prices nor the bill. Tip tour guides
and taxis as you feel is reasonable.
expect to find many books in English anywhere in Morocco.
Purchase your Morocco guidebook before arriving.
luggage with all zippers fastened with small padlocks will be
accepted at luggage storage areas.
run between the large cities in the north: Tangier, Rabat,
Casablanca, Marrakech, Fez. Buses run just about everywhere, but
often infrequently and off schedule. In addition to buses,
grands taxis run between cities and towns. A grand taxi is a
4-seater old Mercedes that waits for 6 passengers (with driver,
that's 7 people) going the same direction before departing.
Within the cities and towns, there are local buses and petits
taxis. A petit taxi is a small car, sometimes metered, that
carries one or more passengers a short distance. Ask your hotel
receptionist how much you should be charged by a petit taxi
between certain places - the drivers will often quote double or
triple until they discover that you know how much the fare
really should be. One newly arrived American we met was charged
8 times the normal fare from the airport to city center.
between Spain and Morocco, Linebus is the most hassle-free.
Click here to see the Linebus schedule.
best assessment of the prices tourists ought to be charged in
Morocco is in our Morocco Pricing Guide.
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