Facts and figures of Morocco:
- population: 28 000 000 inhabitants, 50 % of the population is less than 25
- Surface: 710 850 km ²
- Capital: Rabat
- Languages: Arabic, Berber; French usually spoken
- Change: Dirham ( 11 Dirhams for 1Euro)
- constitution: Constitutional monarchy
- Head of state: his Majesty King Mohammed VI
When to go:
Every season offers its advantages and an appropriate light. The journey is thus possible all year long; however, spring and autumn are the best seasons.
For the Saharan regions, the best moment is from the middle of September to the middle of December and from the middle of February to the end of May.
Even if the ID card is accepted for French citizens, we recommend citizens from the European Union and Switzerland to have a valid passport . The length of a stay cannot exceed 3 months. The national driving licence is enough.
no vaccination is required. Water is not drinkable. To reduce the risk of diarrhea, please wash, fruits and vegetables, peel them and essentially drink water in bottle. Avoid ice cubes. If you have to drink mint tea, make sure that the water was properly boiled.
We find most of the common medicines in the pharmacies of the Moroccan big cities; in rural region, make sure you have a case containing: analgesic, intestinal antiseptic, anti-diarrheic, antibiotic, anti-mosquitoes lotion and solar protection.
the official currency is the Dirham, be careful, it is forbidden to import or export Moroccan currency; You can change some money in all airports, banks, big hotels and cash machines . Hotels, restaurants and stores of a certain standard accept the main credit cards (visa and mastercard).
By plane: royal Air Morocco and Air France share 30 weekly lines between Casablanca and Paris or between Marrakesh and Paris. Length of flights: 2:45 hours for Casablanca and 3 hours for Marrakesh.
By charter flight: some charter flights web sites: lastminute.com, atlasblue.com, jet4you.com, opodo.com, expedia.com, easyvols.org.
By car: the entry on the territory of a foreign car is indicated on the passport; It is strictly forbidden to sell, to rent or to lend one’s car. If the car does not belong to the driver, this one has to present a letter of authorization from the owner. Count 2:30 hours of crossing Algésiras-Tanger, 1:30 hours Algésiras-Ceuta. This Spanish enclave offers good opportunities to purchase tax-free gas, alcohol and other products.
Local time is the Greenwich meridian. When it's midday in France, it is 11 am in Morocco in winter and 10 am in summer.
How to phone in Morocco:
To call Morocco from France dial 00+212+ number of your correspondent without the initial 0.
To call from Morocco to France, dial 00+33+ number of your correspondent without the initial 0.
GSM Telephone is available practically everywhere in Morocco (except in full desert) cybercafes are very wide-spread in cities.
Tourist information office in France 161 rue saint Honore 75001 Paris. Tel 01.42.60.63.50.
Institute of the Arabic World: www.tourisme-marocain.com
Diplomatic representation: embassy of Morocco: in France tel 01.45.20.69.35
In Belgium tel 02.732.65.45
In Switzerland(Swiss) tel 031 35103 ( 62 ) Embassy of France: in Morocco tel 03.76.89.700 Embassy of Belgium: in Morocco tel 03.77.64.746 Switzerland's embassy: in Morocco tel 03.77.06.974
Miscellaneous: Air France tél 0820.820.820. Royal Air Morocco 0820.821.821 Emergency services 19 Fire brigades 15 Road accidents 177