PLAN YOUR SAFE TRAVEL TO MOROCCO

One of the concerns of travellers is if it s safe travelling to Morocco. Actually Morocco is a safe place to visit specially for tourists. We all have in mind the sad event happened to two girls in the mountains. This is an isolated fact. The truth is that tourism is a good source of income for the country so tourists are spoiled. As a tourist in Morocco you only risk to find yourself in small crime there (scams and pickpockets). You’re unlikely to ever be in any real physical danger in Morocco, but the petty crime and harassment require you to stay on guard. All this information will decrease your possibilities to ge tinto trouble. For those who don´t want to worry and specially for first timers in Morocco we recomend to book a private tour. Your local guide will decrease your risk almost to 0.

Here are our tips on how to stay safe traveling in Morocco:

 

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TIPS LIST FOR A SAFE TRAVEL IN MOROCCO

 

Here are our tips on how to stay safe traveling in Morocco:

 

1- Theft

In general, theft is not a big safety problem for travellers in Morocco. You need only to take some basic precautions. Leave all your valuables but the few things u could need locked in your hotel. This also applies for flashy jewelry, people will see the jewelry as a sign of wealth and therefore try harder to scam you in stores or rob you on the streets.

Take care when withdrawing money from ATMs and do it with preference during the day time.

The medinas in Marrakesh, Casablanca,  Tangier and Fes are the places where you should put more attention.

 

2- Watch for scams

There are different kind of scams in Morocco. Check out our post “how to avoid being scammed in Morocco” to get detailed information.

 

3- Getting Lost

Be aware that medina streets are a fantastic place to get lost. You may get easily desorientated in these labyrinthine narrow streets. This situation can make you feel anxiety or panic. In this case you could get into trouble if a fake guide offers you his help and finish asking you some money or bringing you to different bussiness where he may get a comisión.

 

4- Don’t walk alone at night

Although walking in bussy places can be fine it s better to avoid walking alone at night. Specially in old medinas where you can easily get desorientated. Petty crime is rampant here, especially against tourists.

 

5- Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations. It’s comprehensive protection in case anything goes wrong. I never go on a trip without it as I’ve had to use it many times in the past. I’ve been using World Nomads for ten years. My favorite companies that offer the best service and value are:

 

6- Drugs

Marijuana (known as kif) is widely grown in the Rif Mountains. It’s illegal to buy, sell or consume marijuana or hashish in Morocco. If you’re going to smoke kif, don’t do it in public and be extremely careful about who you buy it from.

If caught with marijuana, you may be looking at a fine and, in the worst case, a prison sentence. Although some locals smoke marijuana as a recreational pastime, as a tourist you’re more vulnerable.

 

7- Special considerations if you’re a woman

A woman alone will attract a lot of attention from men, an increased chance of being followed, and the likelihood of groping. Dress conservatively and don´t walk alone in places where there is not much people or at night.

 

 

So in summary yes, tavelling in Morocco is safe for the most part. We recommend to anyone that they visit the country just make sure you keep an extra eye out or book a tour to be out of any worries.

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