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A colorful blend of cultures, Morocco is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination. Only a little more than seven miles away from the Spanish coast, Morocco is a bridge between North Africa and Europe that features impressive architecture, beautiful desert vistas and exciting markets.
Morocco is incredibly picturesque, with endless alleys decorated in colorful tiles. Moroccan food is famous for its use of spices that culminate in an interesting mix of Arabic, Berber and Mediterranean influences.
Morocco also has some great options for visitors looking to shop, with street markets in Marrakech recognized as some of the best in the world. Marrakech is also famous for its street theatre, prominently played out in Djemaa el-Fna, Marrakech’s main square, named a ‘Masterpiece of World Heritage’ by UNESCO.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Morocco. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Morocco: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, cholera, rabies, and influenza.
For more details on any of the above vaccinations, visit our vaccination pages. Or, make an appointment with your local Travel Medicine Specialist. Call or book online to schedule your appointment today.
Cholera is a gastrointestinal infection that spreads through contaminated food and water. The CDC has identified Morocco as a region with cholera.
The risk for contracting cholera in Morocco is considered low for travelers, however IAMAT recommends vaccination for rescue or medical workers working in endemic areas.
Passport Health clinics carry Vaxchora, the only cholera vaccine approved for use in the United States. Make sure you’re protected with a visit to your local Passport Health.
Americans do not need a tourist visa for visits of up to 90 days. Travelers must have a passport with at least one blank page. For updated visa information, visit the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco to the U.S. website.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Morocco’s climate is generally tropical, though the coast features a mediterranean climate. Morocco’s rainy season lasts from November through March, at which time flash floods are common. In Marrakech, the average temperature is 84F in July and 55F in January.
The U.S. government recommends all travelers exercise a high degree of caution while in Morocco due to terrorist threats. Travel is particularly risky in the Western Sahara border region, where there are thousands of unexploded mines and reported incidents of violence.
Terrorist threats are higher in crowded public places, government buildings, transportation hubs and places of worship. Establishments associated with the U.S. are at a heightened risk. Travelers should also avoid all political and social demonstrations.
Travelers should be aware of risks of petty crime and maintain vigilance. City buses are not considered safe.
Public beaches around major cities are sometimes unsafe to swim in due to pollution. Travelers should exercise caution to ensure water is safe to swim in.
Morocco has some laws and cultural norms many are not used to. These include:
Travelers should review Morocco’s laws before entering the country.
Here are some essential items to consider for your trip to Morocco:
All Americans visiting Morocco should register online with the State Department before leaving. This will inform the office of your travel plans within the country and will allow them to reach you in the case of emergency.
Once in Morocco, here is the information for the U.S. Consulate:
U.S. Consulate General Casablanca
8, Bd Moulay Youssef
Telephone: +(212) (522) 642-099
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(212) (661) 13-19-39
Fax: +(212) (522) 29-77-01
Visit the U.S. Consulate General Casablanca website before traveling to Morocco to confirm correct contact information.
If you have any questions about traveling to Morocco or are wondering what shots you may need for your trip, schedule an appointment by calling or book online now.
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