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Last verified: Monday, 19. August 2019 at 07:23 AM

Morocco Travel Advisory

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Local Situation: 2.5 / 5

Travelling Morocco is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 8 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.0 / 5

Morocco shares a land border with 3 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Morocco), the Advisory Index is 2 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Algeria (2.8), Spain with 1.7 and Western Sahara with 1 (of 5).

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Morocco from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.5 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise increased caution in Morocco due to terrorism. Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Morocco. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, and local government facilities. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/morocco-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Exercise increased caution in Morocco and elsewhere in Western Sahara due to the threat of terrorism.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/morocco

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Morocco.

Issued by: New Zealand government

Info: Do not travel to Western Sahara (a disputed and non-self-governing territory largely under Moroccan control), within 30 kilometres north and west of the Berm and all areas south and east of the Berm due to the threat posed by unexploded landmines.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Malta

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Whilst noting that Morocco is a relatively safe country for travel, due to the threat of terrorism the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion advises all Maltese citizens to exercise caution in Morocco. For safety reasons Maltese nationals should avoid all travel to the border areas with Algeria, Mauritania and Mali, as well as the Western Sahara, in ...

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Trafiken är det största säkerhetshotet. Beakta kulturella skillnader. Det finns en risk för terrordåd. Undvik demonstrationer och stora folksamlingar. Rör dig inte ensam i avlägsna trakter eller efter mörkrets inbrott.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/MA

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Austria

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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Marokko.

Source: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/marokko/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/morocco

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Når du rejser til Marokko, bør du til enhver tid være opmærksom på din personlige sikkerhed pga. risikoen for terror og kriminalitet. De fleste danskere har dog ingen problemer under besøg i Marokko.

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/marokko/

History of rating changes

This is the change history of the risk assessment of Morocco.

Changes from April 3rd 2019

The total rating for Morocco changed from 2.3 to 2.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Morocco to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +1.0).

About Morocco

Morocco with its capital Rabat is a country in Africa (Northern Africa), slightly larger than California (446,550 km²). The country is located Northern Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, between Algeria and Western Sahara. The climate can be described as Mediterranean, becoming more extreme in the interior. The landscape is northern coast and interior are mountainous with large areas of bordering plateaus, intermontane valleys, and rich coastal plains. With a population of about 34.27 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Rabat
Population about 34.27 million
Size 446.550 km²
Size comparable to slightly larger than California
Common languages Arabic, French
Currency Dirham (short: MAD)
Common voltage (electricity) 127/220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +212
Internet Top Level Domain .ma
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 MA
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 MAR
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 504

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Morocco is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • destruction of vegetation)
  • land degradation/desertification (soil erosion resulting from farming of marginal areas
  • oil pollution of coastal waters
  • overgrazing
  • siltation of reservoirs
  • water supplies contaminated by raw sewage

Natural hazzards

  • flash floods
  • landslides
  • northern mountains geologically unstable and subject to earthquakes
  • periodic droughts
  • windstorms

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Morocco. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. aerospace
  2. automotive parts
  3. construction
  4. energy
  5. food processing
  6. leather goods
  7. phosphate mining
  8. processing
  9. textiles
  10. tourism

Agriculture products

  1. barley
  2. citrus fruits
  3. grapes
  4. livestock
  5. olives
  6. vegetables
  7. wheat
  8. wine

Moroccan Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Morocco.

Export products

  1. automobiles
  2. citrus fruits
  3. clothing
  4. crude minerals
  5. electric components
  6. fertilizers (
  7. fish
  8. inorganic chemicals
  9. petroleum products
  10. phosphates)

Import products

  1. crude petroleum
  2. electricity
  3. gas
  4. plastics
  5. telecommunications equipment
  6. textile fabric
  7. transistors
  8. wheat

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Morocco?

Morocco is currently rated at 2,5 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 8 official sources. Travelling Morocco is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Morocco in 2019?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Morocco.

How many travel advisories do you know for Morocco?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 8 individual sources for Morocco.

What is the size of Morocco?

Morocco has a size of 446,550 km² or 172,414 mi² which is slightly larger than California.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.