Morocco is still a cash based economy. Euros and ( US and CAD – not Australian) dollars are always accepted in Morocco and you will save time bringing cash to convert, doing away with bank lineups or non-active cash machines to acquire dirhams. You can also use your debit card at bank machines.
The dirham is considered to be a closed currency , which means it can only be bought once you arrive in Morocco . It’s difficult, if not impossible, to obtain dirham prior to arriving in Morocco . Moroccan legislation rules that it is technically illegal to bring Moroccan currency into the country from another country.
Currency Import regulations: – tolerated: Foreign currencies: no limit. Amounts exceeding the equivalent of MAD 100,000. – must be declared on arrival.
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.
A vacation to Marrakech for one week usually costs around MAD3,850 for one person. So, a trip to Marrakech for two people costs around MAD7,700 for one week. Two people traveling together for one month in Marrakech can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.
11 Things Tourists Should Never Eat or Drink in Morocco Snails. If you aren’t a fan of going out of your comfort zone when it comes to food, you better steer clear of the snails. Cookies from carts. Often when walking down the street in Morocco you’ll spot a nice cart full of traditional cookies. Street food vendors. Fruit and vegetables. Buffets.
Do not drink the tap water while in Morocco and avoid ice cubes made from tap water . Be sure to brush your teeth with bottled water , too.
If you choose the skirt option, just be aware that most Moroccan women will not be wearing short skirts. Maxi dresses and maxi skirts are a great way to keep cool, but you might want to put a scarf around your shoulders if they are bare for both modesty and the sun.
” Moroccan Dirhams can only be obtained in Morocco . Foreign currencies and traveller’s cheques can be exchanged at official bureaux de change only (identified by a golden sign); changing money in the street is illegal.”
You’ll need to carry some cash with you. Many riads accept payment in euros, but often at less preferential rates than you can get at the bank.
If you buy your Dirhams outside of Morocco you will probably not get as many when compared to getting them directly in Morocco . Best advice anyone would offer you is wait until you arrive and buy from a bureu de Change although quite a few favour Hotel Ali as the best place to get them.
So, a trip to Morocco for two people for one week costs on average MAD5,532 ($620). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget. This data comes from the travel budgets of real travelers – How it works.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Morocco . The National Travel Health Network and Centre and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for Morocco : hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, rabies, polio and tetanus. Recommended for most travellers to the region, especially if unvaccinated.
Sexual contact between unmarried people is prohibited, under Article 490 of the Moroccan penal code. And as such, it is technically illegal for unmarried couples to share a hotel room . Whilst this is a ban that is usually not enforced, there are some exceptions to the more generalised leniency.