Marocco – Fast Guide

Capital Rabat

Official language

In addition to classical Arabic, which is the official language of teaching and public administration, daily language is also spoken in the local dialect of Arabic, Darija, or Moroccan Arabic;Most Moroccans speak French and Spanish fluently. English is still spoken in large urban centers.

Money

Official Currency – Moroccan Dirham (DH)

• Credit and ATM cards – ATMs are very common in Morocco. Even in small towns in the countryside have more than one bank available to raise money. Almost in every place are accepted Visa, MasterCard, Electron, Cirrus, Maestro and other interbank systems, making it the easiest way to raise money in Morocco. 

Climate

The best months to travel to Morocco are the spring months, between April and May. However during the months of June and September it can still be comfortable to travel.In the months of July and August, may be good for a beach holiday along the coast, but not for visiting the interior parts of the country, as the heat can be stifling.

Visa

For most countries, only a passport is required at the border and its requested to fill out a document provided by the authorities. In the case of air travel, it will be delivered by the airline’s staff. It will carry a 90-day stamp on the border.However, for some countries, such as Israel, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Ukraine for example, a visa is required for Morocco prior to their arrival.

Main Airports

• Casablanca Airport (CMN)

• Marrakech Airport (RAK)

• Tangier Airport (TNG)

• Rabat Airport (RBA)

Timezone  UTC +01: 00 

Telecommunications and Internet

• Country Code Phone Number +212

• Internet – The Internet is widely used and it is easy to find places with free WiFi such as hotels, riads, guesthouses, restaurants and cafes.

Religion 

Islam is the dominant religion in Morocco.

Health 

In addition to the standard vaccines that should always be kept up (tetanus, hepatitis, etc.), no special health care is required to travel in Morocco. The country is free of yellow fever and malaria can only be present in rural areas of the province of Chefchaouen, yet at a very low risk and without any recommendation for prophylaxis.

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