The Melilla border fence forms part of the Morocco – Spain border in the city of Melilla, one of two Spanish cities in north Africa. Melilla’s border and its equivalent in Ceuta, also bordering Morocco , are the only two land borders between the European Union and an African country.
MADRID (Reuters) – Spain will only open its borders with Morocco if there is a reciprocal agreement to let people travelling via Spain enter the North African country, Spanish government spokeswoman Maria Jesus Montero said on Tuesday.
Strait of Gibraltar
You can travel as a foot passenger, or with a vehicle if you ‘re planning on embarking on a grand Moroccan road trip. It’s important to be aware that Tangier-Med is a cargo port, located 25 miles/40 kilometers east of Tangier city center. Most ferry tickets include a bus transfer to the city.
The strait connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea and separates Spain from Morocco (and Europe from Africa). It’s about 10 miles across, but the strong current that flows in from the Atlantic almost always ensures you ‘ll end up swimming farther.
Melilla is a safe city to visit, though not unconditionally so. There are always lots of people enjoying the beach, etc. until late; though it is not advisable to travel alone at night, even in the city centre. Street robbery is not an uncommon occurrence for people walking alone at night in Melilla .
Irish low-cost airline Ryanair has received the green light to resume operating flights in Morocco , starting Sunday, October 11. Morocco’s National Tourism Office (ONMT) announced the news today, October 10, in a press release.
In truth, Morocco is a safe place to visit. There’s only really small crime there (scams and pickpockets) and you’re unlikely to be assaulted or seriously hurt as a tourist in the country. Morocco is super safe for tourists now . Morocco travel requires extra vigilance because it’s easy to have something happen to you.
Update – November 20. Morocco started reopening borders in September for tourists from 67 different countries (including U.S. citizens). Negative PCR test results, hotel reservation, and business trip confirmation are required for entering the country. The country is, however, experiencing growth in COVID infections.
These three exclaves form part of Spain’s plazas de soberanía, which also includes a number of small islands off the Moroccan coast.
|Morocco – Spain border|
|Spain’s plazas de soberanía along the coast of Morocco|
|Length||18.5 kilometres (11.5 mi)|
Morocco is a Northern African country, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, between Algeria and the annexed Western Sahara. It is one of only three nations (along with Spain and France) to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines.
7 Spectacular Things Morocco is Known For The Sahara Desert. When most people choose to travel to Morocco , it’s to see the famed Sahara Desert. Hassan II Mosque. Mint Tea and Pastries. Majorelle Garden. The Architecture. Todgha Gorge. Tagine.
It’s very uncommon and frowned on to show a lot of affection in public. Holding hands in Morocco is fine. A hug here or there, a stolen kiss all fine in most situations. The more rural you are the more frowned on public displays of affection are.
Are there laws around public displays of affection in Morocco ? Yes, there are. Morocco has laws relating to those things that are, “an act of aggression against Moroccan Muslim society and people” – kissing in public falls into this category. The prohibitions specifically relate to unmarried couples.
The ferry crossing from Algeciras to Ceuta is operated by 3 companies, both of which take roughly 1 hour. The prices for the FRS, Trasmediterranea and Balearia sailings are roughly 35 euros for a foot passenger, but you can take a vehicle too.