Morocco is a mostly safe country. Violent crime is rare but does happen sometimes. Driving on the highways and on rural roads is usually quite safe , but if you drive in major cities like Casablanca, Tangier, or Marrakech, it can be a challenge. In the large cities it can feel quite chaotic and not orderly at all.
Morocco has two major “traditional” car manufacturers: Renault and PSA.
Renting a car in Morocco is going to cost you around $25-$40 USD a day, depending on the type of car you get. Our 4 door sedan was about $30 per day. I recommend renting a car with an actual trunk (no hatchbacks) to hide your luggage from prying eyes. It helps prevent break-ins if thieves can’t see your stuff.
I highly recommend renting a car in Morocco . Unless you’re staying in one city, car rental is the most efficient and flexible way to get around the country. However, if you’re just staying in Marrakesh you might just want to take a taxi or a private pre-booked transfer (to avoid haggling upon arrival).
Unmarried couples are allowed to share hotel rooms providing they both are non-morrocan, as evidenced by your passport. It is no problems, if you are not Moroccan , to be in the same room .
It is safe to drive in Morocco , but be aware about speed controls so don’t drive faster than allowed. Don’t drive in the dark either and as above take it easy through villages. Avoid to drive in big cities if you are not used to crazy traffic. To go by the car is the best way to see and learn about country.
Morocco . Morocco comes in a distant second to Egypt in North Africa, with a car for every 11 Moroccans. It is a major assembly hub for cars in Africa. To date, there are close to 2.8 million registered cars in the country and every year, more than 110,000 vehicles are imported.
Buses are the cheapest and most popular way to get around Morocco , and they have by far the greatest reach. A complex network of private bus companies crisscrosses the country, with many competing lines covering the most popular routes.
Vehicle Insurance for Morocco The Moroccan authorities won’t ask for your insurance documents at the border. Yet it is a legal requirement and of course, appropriate insurance cover is common sense.
The minimum age to drive is 18 and you should carry your driving licence with you . European citizens don’t need an International Driving Permit for Morocco . Moroccans drive on the right and give way to traffic from the left. Morocco has no drink drive laws but they do have alcohol laws.
Morocco is a country with a big wealth gap. Haggling and negotiating over the price is an integral part of the Moroccan market experience. However, Morocco is still relatively cheap for many things and can be considered a budget destination if you bear these points in mind.
The driving licence requirements in Morocco state that you must have a full driving licence that is valid in your country of residence. An international driver’s licence can be necessary when hiring from certain suppliers in Morocco – check when booking.
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