Formalities for your trip to Morocco

Administrative procedures

Passport, visa and length of stay

To avoid any problems when you arrive in Morocco, double-check to be sure you have a valid passport.

Whether you need a visa depends on your nationality.

For all nationalities, the maximum length of a tourism trip is 90 days.

Embassies and consulates

As you prepare for your trip, make note of the contact information for your embassy and consulates outside the capital. You can go there to reissue your travel documents if they are lost and to get an array of advice (health, safety, etc.). Each diplomatic mission usually has an emergency number to be used only if absolutely necessary. Most of the time there is a social services office to help you, even in an emergency.

Currency exchange

The currency in Morocco is the dirham. It cannot be exchanged outside the country's borders, so plan your currency exchange transactions and consider other forms of payment.

There are currency exchange desks in the airports, some hotels and most banks. You will have to show your passport to exchange money.

Credit cards

Check with your bank to find out where you can withdraw cash using your credit card. Most banks in Morocco's major cities have ATMs. Exchange currency as you go. The vast majority of purchases and services are paid for in cash – afterbargaining, of course!