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.
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 - meaning a variety of different beaches can be relaxed 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 deeply traditional culture that can be found all over Morocco.
Tourism in Morocco is massive with over 10 million international tourists visiting every year. About 20% of these tourist are from European countries due to the close proximity to Europe, its cheap prices and the cultural and historical attractions it boosts.
It is home to 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, major coastal resorts like Agadir and Casablanca, culturally and historically rich cities like Marrakech and 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.
There is no New Zealand representative in Morocco. The New Zealand mission in Egypt is accredited to Morocco.
New Zealand Embassy, Cairo
Level 8, North Tower
Nile City Towers
2005c Corniche El Nil
Telephone: +20 2 2461 6000
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