Morocco

Capital Rabat

Population 33,337,529

Area 446,550 km2

Key facts

Morocco is a country located in Northern Africa. There are 3 countries (Algeria, Spain, Western Sahara) that Morocco shares its borders with. The official language of Morocco is Arabic. Traveling across Morocco if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Morocco was ranked 71st out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Morocco is Moroccan dirham (MAD). The dirham (م.د.) is subdivided into 100 santim (santimat).

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 10.76 MAD and 1 USD is worth 10.95 MAD.

Moroccan
Banknotes

20 dirhams50 dirhams100 dirhams200 dirhams

Moroccan
Coins

0.5 dirhams1 dirhams2 dirhams5 dirhams10 dirhams1 santimat5 santimat10 santimat20 santimat50 santimat5 santimat

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Morocco is 30.87 Mbps and mobile is 43.74 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Morocco.28.61 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Morocco, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Morocco. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type C 127 V, 220 V, 50 Hz  Type E 127 V, 220 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2022, Morocco will celebrate 9 national public holidays. The next one Green March will take place on November 6.

DateHoliday name
January 1, 2022New Year's DayRas l' âm
January 11, 2022Proclamation of IndependenceTakdim watikat al-istiqlal
May 1, 2022Labour DayEid Ash-Shughl
July 30, 2022EnthronementEid Al-Ârch
August 14, 2022Zikra Oued Ed-DahabOued Ed-Dahab Day
August 20, 2022Revolution of the King and the PeopleThawrat al malik wa shâab
August 21, 2022Youth DayEid Al Chabab
November 6, 2022Green MarchEid Al Massira Al Khadra
November 18, 2022Independence DayEid Al Istiqulal

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Morocco?

There are Mariott hotels in 2 cities: Fes and Rabat.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Morocco.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Morocco.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in Morocco.

There are Radisson hotels in 5 cities.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Morocco.

What fast food chains are present in Morocco?

Couscous, Tagine are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Morocco. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Morocco below.

The McDonald's chain operates in Morocco.

The KFC chain operates in Morocco.

The Burger King chain operates in Morocco.

The Subway chain operates in Morocco.

The Domino's Pizza chain operates in Morocco.

The Starbucks chain operates in Morocco.

Weather

Today the sun in Rabat, rises at 7:23 AM and sets at 7:07 PM. The climate of Rabat may be categorized as a Mediterranean (Csa), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5FogLow: 16.7°C (62.06°F)High: 25.8°C (78.44°F)
ThursdayOct 6FogLow: 16.1°C (60.98°F)High: 27.6°C (81.68°F)
FridayOct 7OvercastLow: 16.5°C (61.7°F)High: 27.5°C (81.5°F)
SaturdayOct 8OvercastLow: 19.1°C (66.38°F)High: 28.2°C (82.76°F)
SundayOct 9OvercastLow: 20.8°C (69.44°F)High: 25.5°C (77.9°F)
MondayOct 10OvercastLow: 19.4°C (66.92°F)High: 24.7°C (76.46°F)

Weather data for Rabat (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains, and some of them are high-speed trains.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Uber is available only in one city: Casablanca. Bolt is not available in Morocco.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in Morocco.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 5.7, Morocco is placed 33rd out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Morocco traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  27.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 17.00 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 2: Exercise increased caution. 

Emergency phones in Morocco

19 Police
15 Ambulance
15 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is prohibited in all public areas excluding entertainment and restaurants.

Cananbis legality Recreational usage is prohibited, but medical use is legal.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Morocco?

Currently, citizens of 71 countries can enter Morocco without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Morocco.

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