Travel advice for Morocco.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Morocco.

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Local currency / ISO Code

Dirham MAD

Currency exchange rate

MAD 100 = ~ CHF 12.00 ; CHF 1 = ~ MAD 8.33 (07/2020)

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Practical Information:

Time difference with Switzerland

- 1 h / - 2 h during our summer time

National language

Official language

Arabic

Language capabilities

German, English, Italian and French

Capital

Rabat

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

110/120 volt / adapter required

Travel documents for Swiss citizens
  • Passport still valid after end of stay, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 3 months.

  • A visa is not required for stays up to 3 months.

Opening hours

Banks

Summer: 9.00 - 15.00 h (Mon - Fri)
Winter: 8.30 - 11.30 h and 14.30 - 16.30 h (Mon - Fri)

Stores

8.30 - 13.00 h and 14.30 - 19.30 h (Mon - Sat)

Driving
  • Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals if obtained at least 1 year previously, varies by rental company.

  • International driver's licence recommended.

  • Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).

  • Blood alcohol limit: 0.0 ‰.

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Mosquito protection advised.

  • Minimum risk of malaria.

  • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

Security

  • Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.

  • Malgrado l'aumento delle misure di sicurezza esiste sempre il rischio di attacchi terroristici.

  • Observe elementary safety precautions.

  • Join a vehicle convey or inquire with local authorities before traveling through the Western Sahara.
    Leisure or other non-essential travel to the border area with Algeria is not advised due to the risk of abduction.

  • Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.

  • Avoid nighttime driving.

Special legal regulations

Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.

Cultural characteristics
  • Morocco is a Moslem country. Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.

  • Ramadan 2019: 05.05. - 04.06.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Rabat, Square de Berkane
Tel. +212 537 26 80 41 / +212 537 26 80 42 / +212 537 26 80 43

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Important

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