Mountainous landscapes contrasted with vast deserts, valleys and seas. Morocco in North Africa has millions of tourists heading there each year for its diverse beaches, ancient cities and exotic culture. An exciting and unique destination, it's a definite must-see. But not without travel insurance.
Morocco is lucky in that it's one of the only countries in the world that gets both Atlantic and Mediterranean seas as its coastlines. This means a variety of different beaches for you to relax on!
It also borders with Western Sahara, Algeria and in the north across the Strait of Gibraltar is Gibraltar and Spain. The country has lots of opportunities to explore and the musts on any trip to Morocco include riding a camel in the Sahara, shopping in a Medina in Fez, exploring the Majorelle botanical gardens in Marrakech or immersing yourself in the rich religious and cultural traditions that can be found all over Morocco.
Tourism in Morocco is massive with over 10 million international tourists visiting every year. Not only is it relatively cheap in price for travellers, it's has many cultural and historical attractions.
Morocco is home to nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as major coastal resorts like Agadir and Casablanca, culturally and historically rich cities like Marrakech. There's also the Rif and Atlas Mountains which provide great opportunities for outdoor exploration.
Citizens of the following countries do not need a visa to enter Morocco and may stay up to 90 days.
Algeria - Andorra - Argentina - Australia - Austria - Bahrain - Belgium - Brazil - Bulgaria - Canada - Chile - Republic of Congo - Croatia - Cyprus - Czech Republic - Denmark - Estonia - Finland - France - Germany - Great Britain - Greece - Guinea (Conakry) - Hong Kong - Hungary - Iceland - Indonesia - Ireland - Italy - Ivory Coast - Japan - Kuwait - Latvia - Liechtenstein - Lithuania - Luxemburg - Mali - Malta - Mexico - Monaco - Netherlands - New Zealand - Niger - Norway - Oman - Peru - Philippines -Poland - Portugal - Puerto Rico - Qatar - Romania - Saudi Arabia - Senegal - Singapore (Singaporean nationals may stay up to one month without visa) - Slovakia - Slovenia - South Korea - Spain - Sweden - Switzerland - Tunisia - Turkey - United Arab Emirates - United States of America - Venezuela.
For further visa advise go to https://www.moroccoembassy.org.au/
Trains are an easy option to exploring the country, usually fast, reliable, and comfortable. Plus they are generally full of friendly people who are always willing to have a chat. Your other option is buses - either the local buses (cheaper, hot and you get what you pay for) or the luxury buses (air-conditioned, faster). Taxis are also common and a shared taxi service (grand taxi) operate between towns.
Crime is prevalent in Morocco including terrorism, attacks against westerners, violent demonstrations, and kidnapping. Travellers should exercise a high degree of caution. Petty crime is also common. Make sure you always pay close attention to your surroundings and don't travel alone at night if you can avoid it.
There aren't any compulsory vaccinations you need for Morocco. However whenever you travel you should make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines. These include measles-mumps-rubella, tetanus, chickenpox, polio, and your yearly flu shot. For this country you might also want to consider Typhoid, Hepatitis A and B, Tuberculosis and Rabies. See your GP eight weeks before travel for advice.
For nearly all the year Morocco is warm and sunny. Most tourists head here in the summer months June, July and August so anything outside these times means you miss the crowds and super-hot days.
Australia does not have an Embassy or Consulate in Morocco. By agreement between the Canadian and Australian governments, the Canadian Embassy located in Rabat, provides consular assistance to Australians in Morocco.
66, Mehdi Ben Barka Avenue. Rabat-Souissi, Morocco
Telephone: +212 0537 5449 49
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