Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tourist Travel in Morocco - Update

The ongoing unrest in the Middle East and parts of North Africa has caused many travellers to reassess their travel plans. Consequently we have received a large number of enquiries about the safety of travel in Morocco.

Morocco has reacted to the regional unrest in a very different way to some other countries and so the major tourist areas of Morocco (Tangier, Marrakesh, Essaouira, Fez, Rabat, Casablanca) remain as normal. The demonstrations in Morocco have been generally orderly and in some cases quite low key. One of our correspondents here in Fez had to resort to asking a taxi driver if there had been protests at the weekend. The recent reforms announced by the King  (see our story here) are expected to have a stabilising effect as they have been well received.


If you are planning a trip then check your government's travel advice. It is also usual to register with your embassy or consulate. Some countries do not have facilities in Morocco and so you should find out which countries' missions will assist. For example: Australia does not have an embassy or consulate in Morocco. The Canadian Embassy in Rabat provides consular assistance to Australians in Morocco (except the issue of passports). The Australian Embassy in Paris can also assist Australians.

Australians should register their travel and contact details (click here)in order to get regular information updates. If you subscribe (click here) to this travel advice, you'll receive free email updates each time it's updated.

1 comment:

TheTravelAngel said...

Our stay in one of the places in Morocco made us experience the beautiful farmhouse which were nicely decorated.

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