INFORMATION

INFORMATION

SAFETLY, COMFORT AND FUN

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

To travel to Morocco for a period of up to 90 days as a tourist, it is necessary to have a valid passport for a minimum of three months, although it is always advisable to have six months. As a tourist it is only possible to stay in Morocco three months a year and if you want to extend your stay you must go to the Immigration office or Bureau des Étrangers, where you can obtain a three-month tourist visa extension.

Visitors from the following countries do not need to obtain a visa prior to arrival in the country:

Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Ivory Coast, Croatia, Cyprus (except the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus), Czech Republic, Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Estonia , Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guinea, Hong Kong SAR, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Emirates Arabs, United Kingdom, United States.

Procedures For Applying For A Visa

Visa requirements usually consist of: filling out registration forms, four current passport-size photographs (taken in the last 6 months), valid passport with at least one blank page, and bringing photocopies of airline tickets, hotels …etc.

Procedures For Entry To The Country

Spanish citizens only need a valid passport without the need for consular visas. In addition to carrying the passport with a minimum validity of six months, you must fill out a white form both at the entrance and at the exit, very easy to fill out. In case of entering Morocco by boat, either by Algeciras – Tangier or Tarifa – Tangier, the procedures for accessing the country will begin on board the ferry. If you are not a Spanish citizen, you can check in the previous section if you need a prior consular visa. Some time ago, it was possible to enroll children under 16 in their parents’ passport, but today it is no longer allowed.

Procedures For Access To Morocco With Vehicles

If you plan to access Morocco from Spain with your own car, in addition to the relevant passport control, we will have to carry out another procedure, and that is that when we arrive at Moroccan customs, we will have to request the form for the vehicle, fill it out and present it with all the papers. of our vehicle in order.

Vehicle Documentation Necessary

Driving license

Driving license

International Insurance (Better known as “the green card”) that you will have to request from your insurance company.

If the car you are traveling with is not in your name, you must carry a certified authorization from the owner that expressly authorizes you to drive said vehicle through Morocco. If the vehicle is from a company, as in the previous case, you must carry authorization and accreditation from the company.

You can only carry one vehicle per person and this is associated with your passport number, so you should not leave the country without it. When leaving the border, you must withdraw the vehicle’s export permit.

How To Comply With The Temporary Import Permit For The Vehicle?

This procedure is carried out at Moroccan customs, although to simplify the process, Moroccan customs makes available to users a web form to complete the procedures via on-line. In this form, the owner’s information, passport number, identification of the frame, model and make of the vehicle, registration plate and registration date must be completed.

It is necessary that the person requesting the permit for the vehicle has already passed the visa process and has the customs stamp on his passport.

It is common to see through customs that for a small tip (1 € – 10 Dh is enough) fill out the paperwork, Please note: All the information published here is subject to change, so we advise that they be verified the data and requirements before traveling.

Moroccan Customs – What Can Import And Export From Morocco

What You Can Import Tax Free Without Requirements And No Process

Her clothes and personal effects.

Tobacco: 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarettes or 25 cigars or 250 grams of all these products.

Drinks: We can carry just one bottle of wine and one bottle of alcohol, or 3 bottles of wine for each adult person.

You can temporarily import objects intended for your personal or professional use, such as a camera, camcorder, binoculars, or disc player, however you must re-export these objects at the end of your stay.

Goods Subject To Special Formalities

Plant products: phytosanitary certificate (plant inspection services).

For animals and animal products, a veterinary certificate is required.

Hunting weapons and their ammunition: authorization from the national security services.

Prohibited And Prohibited Import Goods

Weapons and ammunition of war

Narcotic drugs.

The written, printed, cassette and recorded videos and all objects contrary to good manners and public order.

Payment methods.

The import of dirhams is strictly prohibited.

For greater tranquility and to avoid any incident that could spoil our holidays, we recommend taking out travel insurance.

Please note: All the information published here is subject to change, so we recommend that you check the data and requirements before traveling.

Exchange, Money And Prices

The national currency is the Moroccan dirham (MAD), which is subdivided into 100 cents. Tickets are 20, 50, 100 and 200 MAD. As for the coins, there are 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and 1, 2, 5 and 10 MAD. The change of dirham is not free. Its listing is included in a “simplified basket” made up of the currencies of the main trading partners, the euro and the dollar. The average exchange rate is, 1 dirham = 0.09 euro / 1 euro = 10.9 dirham.

There are banks in all Moroccan cities. Banks are open every day, Monday through Friday except holidays.

To access the updated exchange rates, see the following section of the web: Currency Converter. For information on regulations and exchange policy, see the page of the Office des changes (Moroccan Exchange Agency), www.oc.gov.ma and the Central Bank, www.bkam.ma.

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Exchange, Money And Prices

The national currency is the Moroccan dirham (MAD), which is subdivided into 100 cents. Tickets are 20, 50, 100 and 200 MAD. As for the coins, there are 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and 1, 2, 5 and 10 MAD. The change of dirham is not free. Its listing is included in a “simplified basket” made up of the currencies of the main trading partners, the euro and the dollar. The average exchange rate is, 1 dirham = 0.09 euro / 1 euro = 10.9 dirham.

There are banks in all Moroccan cities. Banks are open every day, Monday through Friday except holidays.

To access the updated exchange rates, see the following section of the web: Currency Converter. For information on regulations and exchange policy, see the page of the Office des changes (Moroccan Exchange Agency), www.oc.gov.ma and the Central Bank, www.bkam.m

Automatic Atms

They are found in big cities and you can withdraw dirhams with Visa or MasterCard.

It is better to withdraw money directly from the bank during its opening hours to avoid possible problems with the credit card.

For each withdrawal of bills at ATMs, a variable rate will be applied to your account, so we advise you to inform yourself before making them and to avoid making many withdrawals of bills from ATMs.

Currency Exchange

There are numerous banks where you can exchange currencies and travelers checks, as well as use credit cards. In general, it is a quick and easy operation, and the exchange rates vary little from one entity to another. One of the best entities is probably the Banque Marocaine du Commerce Extérieur (BMCE). Cash advances with credit cards and ATMs carry a charge of approximately 1.5 percent. Exchange offices are found in all cities, airports, borders and seaports. There are also hotels that have currency exchange and travelers checks.

Credit Cards

They are accepted by most hotels of a certain standard, as well as in some restaurants and shops, but rarely at service stations. Currently there are many credit card scams in all parts of the world, as a tip always try to accompany the merchant with the card until payment is made.

Commissions are very high for retailers, many do not accept or apologize that their payment terminal is broken.

Tips

In the most exclusive restaurants, customers are expected to leave a tip for the service, with between 10 and 15 percent of the bill being the usual. In the most modest establishments, it will be enough to leave one or two dirhams. Tips are common in many Moroccan services, from guides, valet parking, bathroom cleaners to establishments … etc

Budget

Traveling comfortably in Morocco will cost between 40 and 50 Euros per day. Those who plan to travel around Morocco with little money, willing to camp and stay in pensions, will be able to survive without problems with 15 or 20 Euros a day, but it must be borne in mind that whims are paid expensively; Drinking a beer costs around 4 Euros.

Travel is relatively cheap, and many transportation alternatives are offered.

Price Table

FOOD

ACCOMMODATION

Low Budget

Medium Budget

High Budget

3 – 9 Euros

10 – 18 Euros

from 25 Euros

10 – 20 Euros

20 – 40 Euros

from 50 Euros

What Language Is Spoken In Morocco?

Classical Arabic is the language of the legislation although the laws are also translated into French and sometimes into Spanish.

The majority language spoken by the population is Moroccan Arabic, little by little influenced by the so-called cultured language. De facto there is a diglossia and even a triglosia. The king of Morocco, when he wants a speech to reach the whole world, is forced to use French for the Arab world, classical Arabic, and for the rest of the world.

The Berber-speaking zones, in their three dialects of the Berber languages ​​(Tariff, Tamazight and Tachelhit) use their language daily.

The French language is the language of commerce; Higher education is taught in French.

In the cities of Tetuán and Nador the knowledge and use of Spanish is high; also in the Saharawi population of the old Spanish Sahara; in most of the population of Larache, Tangier, Al Hoceima and Sidi Ifni it is usual. Spanish-speaking groups exist in cities such as Rabat, Agadir, Kenitra, Casablanca, Taza, Fez, Marrakech, Meknes and Uxda. Currently, there are six centers of the Instituto Cervantes, being one of the largest concentrations in a single country of this institution in charge of spreading the Spanish language in the world. The Spanish-speaking population in Morocco amounted to around 360,000 people in 2006.

The Official Languages Of Morocco Are:

At the national level: Bereber, Arabic and French.

How To Call

The country has a good telecommunications infrastructure. In recent years the market has developed quite a bit. Three companies share the market for landline, mobile and Internet access: Maroc Télécom (a subsidiary of the French group Vivendi), Méditel (with Moroccan capital) and Wana (a subsidiary of the Omnium Nord Africain).

To contract a classic telephone line, the cost is 600 DH VAT included, if you choose Maroc Télécom, which is the first telephone company in Morocco. The installation of a second line is usually free. As a guideline, the cost of a local call (from fixed to fixed) is 1 dirham / minute.

Likewise, the cost of a telephone call from Morocco to Spain is 2.50 dirhams / minute and 1.50 during reduced-rate hours. If you have a mobile phone, it is best to cancel your contract because international offers while in Morocco are not usually interesting. It is best to opt for a Moroccan company, which can be Maroc Télécom, Méditel or Wana. If you prefer not to contract a telephone line in Morocco, you can also choose the call shops (“télé-boutique”). This system consists of paying directly in the call shop for the minutes of telephone communication that have been used. The downside is that these places are usually very noisy due to the number of people that pass by.

Will I Have Internet Access In Morocco?

Internet cafes are very popular in Morocco, making it easy for visitors to access the Internet. Cyber ​​cafes generally open early and close late, and usually charge approximately 3-5 DH per hour. Many hotels also offer wireless access, but care must always be taken to understand the method of payment and upfront charges. The country code for Morocco on the internet is.

Will My Mobile Phone Work In Morocco?

All mobile phones can receive calls while international roaming is enabled with your provider. Check with your service provider before making the trip to avoid excessive bills. If you are planning to use a Moroccan prepaid SIM card with your GSM phone to make and receive calls while in Morocco, you will have to make sure that you unlock the phone before leaving your home country. The telephone system in general in Morocco is a modern system, with all the typical capacities, however the density is low, with only 7 fixed lines for every 100 people. Mobile line users have reached 60% in 2007.

To Call Abroad From Morocco

Compose 00 + the international callsign of the called country + the destination number without the 0 (for example: 00 34 1 12 34 56 78).

To Call Morocco From Abroad

Compose 00 212 + the Moroccan regional prefix without 0 + the subscriber’s number (for example: 00 212 539 12 34 56).

For National Calls

The national prefix does not have to be compound. But the regional prefix is ​​composed. For example, the numbers have the following form in Tanger: 0539 12 34 56.

Prefix Of The Main Cities

Agadir:0548

Laayoune: 0548

Marrakech: 0544

Tangier: 0539

Meknes: 0555

Oujda: 0556

Fez: 0555

Rabat: 0537

Casablanca: 0522

El Jadida: 0523

Tetouan: 0539

Please Note: The Moroccan prefix has changed, add one (5) for landlines and one (6) for mobiles 00 212 (5) 39 12 34 56 for Landlines or 00 212 (6) 61 123 456

Useful Phone Numbers

Police 19 (from a landline phone) or 112 (from a mobile).

Fire and emergency: 15

Royal Gendarmeria: 177

Information: 160

International Information: 120

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

To travel to Morocco for a period of up to 90 days as a tourist, it is necessary to have a valid passport for a minimum of three months, although it is always advisable to have six months. As a tourist it is only possible to stay in Morocco three months a year and if you want to extend your stay you must go to the Immigration office or Bureau des Étrangers, where you can obtain a three-month tourist visa extension.

Visitors from the following countries do not need to obtain a visa prior to arrival in the country:

Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Ivory Coast, Croatia, Cyprus (except the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus), Czech Republic, Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Estonia , Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guinea, Hong Kong SAR, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Emirates Arabs, United Kingdom, United States.

Procedures For Applying For A Visa

Visa requirements usually consist of: filling out registration forms, four current passport-size photographs (taken in the last 6 months), valid passport with at least one blank page, and bringing photocopies of airline tickets, hotels …etc.

Procedures For Entry To The Country

Spanish citizens only need a valid passport without the need for consular visas. In addition to carrying the passport with a minimum validity of six months, you must fill out a white form both at the entrance and at the exit, very easy to fill out. In case of entering Morocco by boat, either by Algeciras – Tangier or Tarifa – Tangier, the procedures for accessing the country will begin on board the ferry. If you are not a Spanish citizen, you can check in the previous section if you need a prior consular visa. Some time ago, it was possible to enroll children under 16 in their parents’ passport, but today it is no longer allowed.

Procedures For Access To Morocco With Vehicles

If you plan to access Morocco from Spain with your own car, in addition to the relevant passport control, we will have to carry out another procedure, and that is that when we arrive at Moroccan customs, we will have to request the form for the vehicle, fill it out and present it with all the papers. of our vehicle in order.

Vehicle Documentation Necessary

Driving license

Driving license

International Insurance (Better known as “the green card”) that you will have to request from your insurance company.

If the car you are traveling with is not in your name, you must carry a certified authorization from the owner that expressly authorizes you to drive said vehicle through Morocco. If the vehicle is from a company, as in the previous case, you must carry authorization and accreditation from the company.

You can only carry one vehicle per person and this is associated with your passport number, so you should not leave the country without it. When leaving the border, you must withdraw the vehicle’s export permit.

How To Comply With The Temporary Import Permit For The Vehicle?

This procedure is carried out at Moroccan customs, although to simplify the process, Moroccan customs makes available to users a web form to complete the procedures via on-line. In this form, the owner’s information, passport number, identification of the frame, model and make of the vehicle, registration plate and registration date must be completed.

It is necessary that the person requesting the permit for the vehicle has already passed the visa process and has the customs stamp on his passport.

It is common to see through customs that for a small tip (1 € – 10 Dh is enough) fill out the paperwork, Please note: All the information published here is subject to change, so we advise that they be verified the data and requirements before traveling.

Moroccan Customs – What Can Import And Export From Morocco

What You Can Import Tax Free Without Requirements And No Process

Her clothes and personal effects.

Tobacco: 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarettes or 25 cigars or 250 grams of all these products.

Drinks: We can carry just one bottle of wine and one bottle of alcohol, or 3 bottles of wine for each adult person.

You can temporarily import objects intended for your personal or professional use, such as a camera, camcorder, binoculars, or disc player, however you must re-export these objects at the end of your stay.

Goods Subject To Special Formalities

Plant products: phytosanitary certificate (plant inspection services).

For animals and animal products, a veterinary certificate is required.

Hunting weapons and their ammunition: authorization from the national security services.

Prohibited And Prohibited Import Goods

Weapons and ammunition of war

Narcotic drugs.

The written, printed, cassette and recorded videos and all objects contrary to good manners and public order.

Payment methods.

The import of dirhams is strictly prohibited.

For greater tranquility and to avoid any incident that could spoil our holidays, we recommend taking out travel insurance.

Please note: All the information published here is subject to change, so we recommend that you check the data and requirements before traveling.

EXCHANGE, MONEY AND PRICES

Exchange, Money And Prices

The national currency is the Moroccan dirham (MAD), which is subdivided into 100 cents. Tickets are 20, 50, 100 and 200 MAD. As for the coins, there are 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and 1, 2, 5 and 10 MAD. The change of dirham is not free. Its listing is included in a “simplified basket” made up of the currencies of the main trading partners, the euro and the dollar. The average exchange rate is, 1 dirham = 0.09 euro / 1 euro = 10.9 dirham.

There are banks in all Moroccan cities. Banks are open every day, Monday through Friday except holidays.

To access the updated exchange rates, see the following section of the web: Currency Converter. For information on regulations and exchange policy, see the page of the Office des changes (Moroccan Exchange Agency), www.oc.gov.ma and the Central Bank, www.bkam.ma.

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Exchange, Money And Prices

The national currency is the Moroccan dirham (MAD), which is subdivided into 100 cents. Tickets are 20, 50, 100 and 200 MAD. As for the coins, there are 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and 1, 2, 5 and 10 MAD. The change of dirham is not free. Its listing is included in a “simplified basket” made up of the currencies of the main trading partners, the euro and the dollar. The average exchange rate is, 1 dirham = 0.09 euro / 1 euro = 10.9 dirham.

There are banks in all Moroccan cities. Banks are open every day, Monday through Friday except holidays.

To access the updated exchange rates, see the following section of the web: Currency Converter. For information on regulations and exchange policy, see the page of the Office des changes (Moroccan Exchange Agency), www.oc.gov.ma and the Central Bank, www.bkam.m

Automatic Atms

They are found in big cities and you can withdraw dirhams with Visa or MasterCard.

It is better to withdraw money directly from the bank during its opening hours to avoid possible problems with the credit card.

For each withdrawal of bills at ATMs, a variable rate will be applied to your account, so we advise you to inform yourself before making them and to avoid making many withdrawals of bills from ATMs.

Currency Exchange

There are numerous banks where you can exchange currencies and travelers checks, as well as use credit cards. In general, it is a quick and easy operation, and the exchange rates vary little from one entity to another. One of the best entities is probably the Banque Marocaine du Commerce Extérieur (BMCE). Cash advances with credit cards and ATMs carry a charge of approximately 1.5 percent. Exchange offices are found in all cities, airports, borders and seaports. There are also hotels that have currency exchange and travelers checks.

Credit Cards

They are accepted by most hotels of a certain standard, as well as in some restaurants and shops, but rarely at service stations. Currently there are many credit card scams in all parts of the world, as a tip always try to accompany the merchant with the card until payment is made.

Commissions are very high for retailers, many do not accept or apologize that their payment terminal is broken.

Tips

In the most exclusive restaurants, customers are expected to leave a tip for the service, with between 10 and 15 percent of the bill being the usual. In the most modest establishments, it will be enough to leave one or two dirhams. Tips are common in many Moroccan services, from guides, valet parking, bathroom cleaners to establishments … etc

Budget

Traveling comfortably in Morocco will cost between 40 and 50 Euros per day. Those who plan to travel around Morocco with little money, willing to camp and stay in pensions, will be able to survive without problems with 15 or 20 Euros a day, but it must be borne in mind that whims are paid expensively; Drinking a beer costs around 4 Euros.

Travel is relatively cheap, and many transportation alternatives are offered.

Price Table

FOOD

ACCOMMODATION

Low Budget

Medium Budget

High Budget

3 – 9 Euros

10 – 18 Euros

from 25 Euros

10 – 20 Euros

20 – 40 Euros

from 50 Euros

MOROCCO LANGUAGE

What Language Is Spoken In Morocco?

Classical Arabic is the language of the legislation although the laws are also translated into French and sometimes into Spanish.

The majority language spoken by the population is Moroccan Arabic, little by little influenced by the so-called cultured language. De facto there is a diglossia and even a triglosia. The king of Morocco, when he wants a speech to reach the whole world, is forced to use French for the Arab world, classical Arabic, and for the rest of the world.

The Berber-speaking zones, in their three dialects of the Berber languages ​​(Tariff, Tamazight and Tachelhit) use their language daily.

The French language is the language of commerce; Higher education is taught in French.

In the cities of Tetuán and Nador the knowledge and use of Spanish is high; also in the Saharawi population of the old Spanish Sahara; in most of the population of Larache, Tangier, Al Hoceima and Sidi Ifni it is usual. Spanish-speaking groups exist in cities such as Rabat, Agadir, Kenitra, Casablanca, Taza, Fez, Marrakech, Meknes and Uxda. Currently, there are six centers of the Instituto Cervantes, being one of the largest concentrations in a single country of this institution in charge of spreading the Spanish language in the world. The Spanish-speaking population in Morocco amounted to around 360,000 people in 2006.

The Official Languages Of Morocco Are:

At the national level: Bereber, Arabic and French.

HOW TO CALL

How To Call

The country has a good telecommunications infrastructure. In recent years the market has developed quite a bit. Three companies share the market for landline, mobile and Internet access: Maroc Télécom (a subsidiary of the French group Vivendi), Méditel (with Moroccan capital) and Wana (a subsidiary of the Omnium Nord Africain).

To contract a classic telephone line, the cost is 600 DH VAT included, if you choose Maroc Télécom, which is the first telephone company in Morocco. The installation of a second line is usually free. As a guideline, the cost of a local call (from fixed to fixed) is 1 dirham / minute.

Likewise, the cost of a telephone call from Morocco to Spain is 2.50 dirhams / minute and 1.50 during reduced-rate hours. If you have a mobile phone, it is best to cancel your contract because international offers while in Morocco are not usually interesting. It is best to opt for a Moroccan company, which can be Maroc Télécom, Méditel or Wana. If you prefer not to contract a telephone line in Morocco, you can also choose the call shops (“télé-boutique”). This system consists of paying directly in the call shop for the minutes of telephone communication that have been used. The downside is that these places are usually very noisy due to the number of people that pass by.

Will I Have Internet Access In Morocco?

Internet cafes are very popular in Morocco, making it easy for visitors to access the Internet. Cyber ​​cafes generally open early and close late, and usually charge approximately 3-5 DH per hour. Many hotels also offer wireless access, but care must always be taken to understand the method of payment and upfront charges. The country code for Morocco on the internet is.

Will My Mobile Phone Work In Morocco?

All mobile phones can receive calls while international roaming is enabled with your provider. Check with your service provider before making the trip to avoid excessive bills. If you are planning to use a Moroccan prepaid SIM card with your GSM phone to make and receive calls while in Morocco, you will have to make sure that you unlock the phone before leaving your home country. The telephone system in general in Morocco is a modern system, with all the typical capacities, however the density is low, with only 7 fixed lines for every 100 people. Mobile line users have reached 60% in 2007.

To Call Abroad From Morocco

Compose 00 + the international callsign of the called country + the destination number without the 0 (for example: 00 34 1 12 34 56 78).

To Call Morocco From Abroad

Compose 00 212 + the Moroccan regional prefix without 0 + the subscriber’s number (for example: 00 212 539 12 34 56).

For National Calls

The national prefix does not have to be compound. But the regional prefix is ​​composed. For example, the numbers have the following form in Tanger: 0539 12 34 56.

Prefix Of The Main Cities

Agadir:0548

Laayoune: 0548

Marrakech: 0544

Tangier: 0539

Meknes: 0555

Oujda: 0556

Fez: 0555

Rabat: 0537

Casablanca: 0522

El Jadida: 0523

Tetouan: 0539

Please Note: The Moroccan prefix has changed, add one (5) for landlines and one (6) for mobiles 00 212 (5) 39 12 34 56 for Landlines or 00 212 (6) 61 123 456

Useful Phone Numbers

Police 19 (from a landline phone) or 112 (from a mobile).

Fire and emergency: 15

Royal Gendarmeria: 177

Information: 160

International Information: 120