Visas and Health in Morocco

Do you want to spend your vacation in Morocco? Are you preparing an expatriation project? Or perhaps you are planning to go for an internship? Whatever the reason you choose to go there, remember to take out international health insurance. You will thus avoid possible financial, health and legal complications in the event of an unexpected accident. We advise you to favor contracts whose guarantees cover repatriation, hospitalization costs, civil liability and other emergency medical costs. Request a free quote for your insurance!

• Political regime: Constitutional Monarchy
• Capital: Rabat
• Area: 446,550 km²
• Population: 37.08 million
• Languages spoken: Amazigh, Arabic, French
• Currency: Moroccan dirham

Morocco Visas

If you are a French national, you do not need a visa for a tourist or business stay of less than 3 months. All you need is your valid passport covering the entire duration of your stay.
Any French person wishing to work in Morocco must register within 15 days following the date of entry. He must, in addition, obtain a residence permit from the Moroccan authorities. Synonymous with a work visa in Morocco, this residence card is valid for one year, renewable.

French Embassy in Rabat
3 rue Sahnoun Agdal – BP 602 – Rabat
Tel: [212] 05 37 68 97 00
Fax: [212] 05 22 48 93 05

Embassy of Morocco in Paris
5, rue Le Tasse – 75116 Paris

Vaccines and safety in Morocco

What vaccinations should you take to go to Morocco?

The yellow fever vaccination certificate is only necessary for travelers coming from an endemic area. But generally speaking, Morocco is a country where health risks are rather low. Here are the few risks involved and the precautions to take:

• For adults, do not forget vaccines against tetanus, polio, hepatitis A & B, typhoid and for risk groups: tuberculosis and rabies.
• For children, do not forget vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, tuberculosis, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis A & B (long stay), typhoid (long stay). stay for travelers aged 5 and over).
Furthermore, it is advisable to pay attention to the risks of dehydration and malaria.

Is it dangerous to go to Morocco?

Morocco is a country with moderate risks. However, you must know how to exercise vigilance and caution, particularly in certain regions of the South of the country. So avoid crowds and crowded places if possible. Among the most common misdeeds in Morocco, we find:
High temperatures: Morocco’s climate is known for its high temperatures during the summer. It actually exceeded 50°C in July 2023. This can lead to dehydration or burns and sunburn. Medical coverage can cover medical costs related to these problems.
Flooding: Some regions of Morocco are prone to flooding during the rainy season. However, they generally do not have serious consequences.
Crime: Morocco is generally safe for tourists and expatriates, there is always a risk of theft of bags, jewelry or phones.
Earthquakes: Morocco recently faced earthquakes that reached magnitude 7 from September 8 to 10, 2023. Which resulted in more than 2,400 deaths and more than 2,500 injuries. Although it is not very common, you have to be prepared for it. Health insurance will cover medical care in the event of injury.
Furthermore, it is strongly recommended not to venture into the Sahara Desert without preparation and without following the marked trails.
Despite these few warnings, Morocco remains a fairly safe country where you can travel without incident. For more information, it is always useful to read the latest advice updated on the page dedicated to Morocco on the France Diplomatie website.

Do you need international health insurance to go to Morocco?

Health expenses quickly reach very high amounts abroad. Furthermore, the repatriation guarantee is an essential criterion. Indeed, in the event of a serious accident or natural disaster, healthcare establishments in Morocco may not be able to provide the necessary care. It would therefore be essential to benefit from repatriation to your country of origin.

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