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Morocco : Factfile

Time

GMT

Languages

Moroccan Arabic is the official language, and French is widely spoken throughout the country, except in the northern regions where Spanish is predominant. Berber languages are spoken by a large minority. English is largely understood, particularly in the north and major tourist destinations like Marrakech.

Currency

Moroccan Dirham (Dh). Some credit cards are accepted in big restaurants, hotels, guest houses and a minority of shops in the souks. There are ATMs in the larger towns.

Airlines

EasyJet, Ryan Air, Royal Air Maroc, Air France, Atlas Blue

Flight time from UK

Approximately 2.5 - 3 hours

Visa requirements

UK, Australian, Canadian, USA and EU passport holders do not require visas for stays up to three months. Your passport should be valid for intended period of stay and you should ensure your passport is stamped when you enter the country.

For further information and up-to-date entry requirements, contact the Morocco High Commission:
Tel: 020 7581 5001/4
Email: ihilan@yahoo.co.uk

Health requirements

Morocco is considered a generally healthy place to travel. You should, however, seek up-to-date advice regarding inoculations and health precautions from your GP or travel clinic as soon as your departure date is known.

The MASTA (Medical Advisory Services for Travellers Abroad) website www.masta.org (09068 224100) will give you up-to-date advice, as well as the location of your nearest Travel Clinic. Another good website to visit for travel health advice is the NHS website www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk.


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