Passports & Visas
All passengers require a machine-readable passport valid for six months beyond the conclusion of their trip, with appropriate visas. You should carry your passport with you at all times to ensure against its loss or theft in hotels. All passengers must check with the Moroccan Consulate to determine if any visas are needed. This information is a guide only and it is essential that you check all current passport and visa rules with your travel agent before departure.
The currency used in Morocco is the Moroccan Dirham (Dh). It is divided into centimes (1 Moroccan Dirham = 100 centimes). Coins are in denominations of MAD10, 5, and 1, and 50, 20, 10, and 5 centimes. Notes are in denominations of MAD200, 100, 50, 20, and 10.
The voltage in Morocco is generally 220 V, and outlets will fit the two-pin plug known as the Europlug.
Laptops and electronics from USA or Europe will usually work in Morocco, assuming to have access to an electric plug adapter, European French adapter, (this can be purchased in all major electronics stores, online or in the airport). Internet cafes are widely popular in Morocco, making it easy for visitors to access the internet. Internet Café’s generally open early and close late, and usually charge approximately 3-5 DH per hour. Many hotels also offer wireless access, but always be careful to understand all fees and charges upfront. The internet country code for morocco is .ma.
The country code is +212 (dialing in) and international access 00 (dialing out). Public telephones can be found in cafes and public places. However, unless you are reversing the charges let your hotel or post office make the call and arrange payment.
Exquisite Moroccan craftsmanship is evident on hand-woven rugs, ceramics, and jewelry. In the souks you will find an abundance of leather goods (cushion covers, shoes, wallets), tin pressed lanterns, textile products, and light weight scarves and wraps.
There is no "rule of thumb" per se regarding tipping in Morocco. Moroccans themselves might only leave a few dirhams on a 150 dirhams dinner bill. At many of the upmarket restaurants in the tourist areas they will add 10% to the bill, therefore check your bill. If you don't receive good service then don't tip and if you get great service give more than 10%. In taxis, just round up to the nearest 5 dirhams, e.g. if the taxi meter says 17, pay 20. Though often with taxis the meter won't be working, so always ask the price or check the meter before you start your journey. For the bellboy who carries your bags to your room or from your hotel to a taxi, 10 dirhams would be appropriate, unless your bags are extremely cumbersome.
Morocco has access to all international car rental companies, and well as a plethora of taxis, and a bus system.
In high summer we suggest you wear cool clothing, hats, and sunglasses, while a sweater or jacket are recommended for those cool night breezes. We also suggest that ladies cover their shoulders.