Read about passports, visas, vaccinations and the practicalities
After many years of travel, we have gained a good deal of experience at Tourist Travel. Morocco can be visited all year round, but if you are not fond of heat, you should probably not go to Morocco in the summer. You can both have many experiences at home, but it does not have to be left alone in the memory. Morocco is a country full of exciting marketplaces, lively and small stalls with, among other things, magical carpets.
Passports & Visas to Morocco
Your passport must be valid if you are planning a trip to Morocco. You must also be aware that the passport is valid during the time you travel, otherwise it will be difficult to get home. Some countries require that your passport be valid for the months after leaving the country. Before departure, it is therefore important that you check the applicable rules for Morocco.
You can get the necessary information about this at the Embassy of Morocco or at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs . It is often possible to get a visa when entering the country, but if you want to avoid waiting time and any problems, you can apply for a visa at home from before departure.
Vaccinations when traveling to Morocco
According to Thesciencetutor, Morocco is located at the northernmost point of Africa. The distance to Denmark is therefore not enormous – however so great that there is a significant climate difference between the two countries. Neither hygiene nor the bacterial composition in Morocco is what we know from home. Prepare for this before your trip to Morocco.
Morocco is a mecca of beautiful cities and everyone should experience this beautiful country. Travel safely and therefore check with your doctor which vaccinations you are recommended before your trip to Morocco. You can also investigate this at Danske Lægers Vaccinations Service , where you can find private vaccination clinics throughout the country.
Currency in Morocco
In Morocco, the currency is the Moroccan Dirham (MAD). Always withdraw before departure, and feel free to save the receipt for the currency exchange. This receipt makes it easy and fast for you to exchange back for Danish kroner when you are back home in Denmark.
For doormen, guides and others in similar professions, gratuities are necessary for living. It is therefore recommended to be approximately ten percent of the total bill for gratuity.
In better restaurants, it is most polite to also give about ten percent in gratuity, while in the more humble cafes only settle for a few Moroccan Dirhams.
Languages in Morocco
The official language of Morocco is standard Arabic. However, it is primarily a Moroccan dialect, called Maghreb Arabic, that is spoken on the street and at home.
In addition, a large part of the population speaks Berber, which is the original language of the population groups who have lived in the mountains of North Africa for thousands of years.
Finally, French is also spoken to some extent in Morocco, as a result of the French colonization of the country between 1912 and 1956.
Time difference from Morocco to Denmark
The time difference from Morocco to Denmark is very limited – just a single hour during Danish summer time. If you travel to Morocco during Danish summer time, you must set the clock back one hour. If you travel during Danish winter time, you just have to use Danish time.
In March 2018, Moroccans decided to use summer time all year round. It can therefore be difficult, in Morocco, to argue that one arrives late for work, referring to the transition from winter to summer time.