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Tourism

Morocco is a very popular destination for the tourists of the whole world. More than 5 million tourists visited Morocco during the year 2004. The Government strategy aims at reaching 10 million visitors by the year 2010.

The Moroccan National Office of Tourism Website gives detailed information on favourite itineraries. The following formalities are also very important to take into consideration:

Visa

Foreigners desiring to enter Morocco must hold a passport or any other valid document recognized by the State as a travel document.

- Travel documents of the citizens from countries subject to the visa formality must bear visas delivered by Moroccan authorities.

- The stay in Morocco for tourism shall not exceed three months for foreigners exempted from the visa formality or the visa validity for those who are submitted to it.

Entry requirements for visitors whose countries are exempted from the visa formality (see list)

A- For visitors arriving to Morocco within the framework of a package tour:

* Valid passport, covering at least the period of stay in Morocco.

* An identity card would exceptionally suffice for citizens of the European Union provided the tour be organized by a travel agency for groups of more than three persons, having a reservation form issued by their travel agency in the name of a Moroccan correspondent.

B- Visitors arriving to Morocco individually, in couples or in groups must hold passports or any other valid document recognized by the State as a travel document.

Entry requirements for citizens whose countries are subject to the visa formality (see list)

The travel documents of visitors subject to the visa formality must bear payable visas, delivered by Moroccan authorities.

After the payment of fees, visas are delivered upon the presentation of the following documents:

- Application form duly filled

- Identity card / residence permit

- Valid passport

- 3 photographs

For all residents in Swiss territory, please adress your requests to the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Bern:

HELVETIASTRASSE 42, 3005 BERNE
Tel : (0041 31) 351 03 62 / 63
Fax : (0041 31) 351 03 64
E-mail : sifamaberne2@bluewin.ch

NB: Visitors bringing in their pets must produce certificates attesting to their exemption from diseases issued at most six days before the entry. Anti-rabies certificates must be issued at most six months before the entry.

Customs

You can temporarily bring to Morocco, without formalities, the majority of your personal businesses in quantities corresponding to a current tourist activity. When in doubt, ask the nearest Moroccan diplomatic representation.
There are regulations on:
- alcohol (1 wine bottle and 1 alcohol bottle or 2 wine bottles by adult) and the tobacco (200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 G of tobacco per adult).
- weapons and the ammunition (50 cartridges per rifle) of hunting. The rifled guns are prohibited.
- the material of catches of sight professional. But not of concern for your stereotypes memories.
We remind to you that it is interdict to import or to export dirhams.

Inoculations

No vaccination certificate is required for visitors coming from Europe or America. An anti-cholera vaccination certificate may be required for visitors coming from areas where this disease is prevalent.
Anti-malarial treatment is not necessary.

Health

Morocco is a healthy country, however a certain number of minimal precautions should be taken, particularly in the south:
-Avoid water from wadis and itinerant water sellers. Refresh yourself with the excellent bottle spring water: Sidi Harazem, Imouzzer and Sidi Ali are still waters, while Oulmes is sparkling. If you are prone to intestinal problems, take an appropriate medicine with you. Make enquiries before swimming in a wadi or a lake.
-Take precautions against insect bites and sunburn. If necessary, tourist offices and major hotels can put you in touch with doctors who speak English, French or other languages.

Electricity

220 volts. Power points are of the French type.

Moroccan National Tourist Offices

Bruxelles :
Avenue Louise 402, 1050
Tel : 322 64 66 320 / 64 68 540
Fax : 322 64 67 376
Email : tourisme.maroc@skynet.be

Dusseldorf :
59 Graf Adolf Strasse, 4000
Tel : 4921 37 05 51
Fax : 4921 37 40 48

Jeddah :
Souk Al Mosadia, Al Madina Road,
PO Box 15216 Jeddah 21444
Tel et fax : 9662 65 13 181

Lisbonne :
12 Rue Artilharia Um, n° 79/85, 1200 Lisbonne
Tel : 3511 38 85 871
Fax : 3511 38 80 077
Email : onmtportugal@hotmail.com

Londres :
205, Regent Street W1R7DE
Tel : 441 71 43 70 073
Fax : 441 71 73 48 172
Email : mnto@btconnect.com

Madrid :
Ventura Rodriguez, n°/24, 1° EZQ, Madrid 28008
Tel : 3491 54 27 431 / 341 54 12 995
Fax : 3491 55 94 594

Milan :
23, via Larga 20122
Tel : 392 58 30 03 633
Fax : 392 58 30 03 970

Montreal :
Place Montréal Trust, 1800 rue Mc Gill College, suite 2450 Montréal Québec Canada H3A-2A6
Tel : 1514 84 28 111 / 84 28 112
Fax : 1514 84 25 316

New York :
20 East 46th , suite 1201 New York 10017
Tel : 1212 55 72 520
Fax : 1212 94 98 148

Orlando :
Florida 32830 ONMT; PO Box 2263 Lake Buena Vista Florida
Tel : 1407 82 75 335 / 82 75 337
Fax : 1407 82 75 129

Paris :
161, rue St Honoré 75001
Tel : 331 42 60 63 50 / 331 42 60 47 24
Fax : 331 40 15 97 34

Stockholm :
Sturegatan 11 436
Tel : 468 66 19 504
Fax : 468 66 12 044

Sydney :
11, West Street North; Sydney NSW 2060 DX 10641
Tel : 614 18 648 751

Tokyo :
Suite 303 , 2-1-9 SENDAGAYA, SHBUYA-KU, Tokyo 151
Tel : 813 34 03 03 70
Fax : 813 34 03 03 72

Vienne :
Staatliches Marokkanisches Fremdenverkehrsamt Moroccan National Tourist Office Kärntner Ring 17/2/23 1010 Wien
Tel. 0043 1 512 53 26
Fax. 0043 1 512 39 73
Email : Marokkotourismus@aon.at

Zurich :
Achifflande 5, 8001 Zurich
Tel : 411 25 27 752
Fax : 411 25 11 044