Morocco travel questions

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  • edited 12:49PM
    I am a non citizen (legal) residing in the States. However, I will be moving back to my home country. I planning a multi city trip US - Morocco - home country (final destination). Would I be granted a Moroccan visa if I present them with my itinerary.
    P.S. I'm visiting my friend who resides in Morocco before heading home.
  • edited 12:49PM
    i have just gotten a passport (november) and want to leave to Agadir Morocco in december. I am 23 and have not had a valid passport since i was about 12.

    Will it be a problem that I have not had my passport for 6 months before entering into Morocco? I already have some tickets bought.
  • edited December 2010
    Hi,
    Just noticed this as I have been offline for 6 weeks so if you have not gone yet.....
    The passport does not have to be used prior to enterring Morocco so even though it is new this matters not.
    What does matter is that a passport MUST have at least 6 months of validity left before expiring otherwise you will not (usually) be allowed into Morocco.
    You will be just fine with your new passport.
    Have a great time and let usknow of your experience.
  • edited 12:49PM
    I am going to Morocco at the end January and plan on going to Casablanca, Marrakech, Agadir, and Fes. I am uncertain of which Mediterranean city I should see, as I only have time for one. Tangier vs. El Jebha. Are the imperial cities of Rabat and Meknes worth taking time to see? I am trying to do the above listed cities including a Sahara and Atlas mountain trek as well, all within 8-9 days. I plan on having my own car.

    Do you think this is a feasible plan?
  • edited 12:49PM
    El Jebha is a little port town in the northern part of Morocco. This meditereanean coastal place is situated in the Rif Mountains and across the route that takes traffic from the north western part to the north eastern part of Morocco. El Jebha, is the capital of the district and is part of the province Chefchaouen in the region of Tanger-T
  • edited 12:49PM
    The most important day in the week is without a doubt Tuesday, which is also the known as the ‘Tlatha’. On this day people from the whole district travel to El Jebha to do their weekly shopping. All the stores are overcrowded, the market brings many new products, the hairdressers are dealing with long waiting lines, and the streets are filled with vans and trucks.
  • edited 12:49PM
    Because the roads that take one to El Jebha are difficult to travel by, the coastline has remained relatively unaffected for a long time. El Jebha is known for its clean and natural beaches and the bays behind the eastern mountain are ideal to enjoy the sun and the beach in absolute solitude. On the other hand the beaches on the west side of El Jebha are more accessible and characterised by a rough surface and grey sand. The beaches of the west are more crowded than the bays of the east.
  • edited 12:49PM
    You will be disappointed with Casa as this has nothing but the grand mosque to offer theinquisitive traveller.
    The Sahara proper is a long distance from most central places and ideally you would need two or three days here alone to appreciate this.
    Tanger is a marvelous place to visit with its tales of intrigue spanning back one century. Once the centre of espionage it is easy to understand how it got this reputation when you delve into the narrow and obscure side streets. Much charm can be found here in the old architecture within such special places as the Hotel Continental within the medina and overlooking the Straits of Gibraltar.
    There are many museums along with the American Legation, Grand Mosque, Petit and Grand Socco (markets) and Palace du Mendoub and if you wish to see the memorable sunset then head (as all do) to Cafe Hafa.
  • edited 12:49PM
    many of Pakistani are comments and ask about the information how to get a entry to morocco but nobody answer why is that?
    Asghar Khan
  • edited 12:49PM
    If you are not getting the response you expect here, then may I suggest you ask at your nearest Pakistani consulate or embassy.
  • edited 12:49PM
    Hello, i've a question about my passport and would really appreciate some advice. I fly out from UK to Morocco on the 17th January for a week's holiday. My passport expires on the 11th July 2011. I know that they say your passport must have at least since months validity after the date of departure but mine has 5 months, 3 weeks and 1 day. Is there any room for leniency or will i be turned away, even though I am so close to the 6 months.

    Many Thanks
    Harry
  • edited 12:49PM
    This could go either way - the immigration police in Morocco could either allow you entry or not.
    If you have a UK passport then why not end the uncertainty now and have a new passport issued before you go. Avoid leaving this too late as holiday periods slow down the issue of new passports; any remaining time on your existing passport will be added onto the 10 years life of the new one (such that it will be valid for 10 years and 5 months).
  • edited 12:49PM
    I am a British Citizen and I have booked a 5 day trip to Morocco for Feb. I am aware that as a UK passport holder I don't need a visa but I have a drrink driving conviction from 2007. Do I need a visa because of this? Will I need to declare it on a customs form upon arrival?

    Thanks
  • edited January 2011
    There is a strong probability that you will not be asked; if they don't ask you then you do not need to declare this information. The entry form does not ask for details of crimes, convictions, minor offences so don't worry about this.
    Also, you don't want everyone else in the queue to hear of this should you offer the information to the immigration police and be embarrased when they say it is of no importance.
  • edited 12:49PM
    Sorry John, does the entry form ask or does it not? Not sure if the double "does" is a typo? Thank you for your quick response :)
  • edited 12:49PM
    Post amended, if you want a copy of the document then get in touch - jklejna@aol.com
  • edited 12:49PM
    Hi,
    Please could you tell me the difference between a Hotel and a Riad?
  • edited 12:49PM
    A hotel is just what you may have stayed in so many times, \a large block of uniform rooms with either a pool view or gardens or other scenic attraction. Hotels have a choice of rooms such as the standard with a single bed, twin beds or double bed and separate bathroom. There are suites which have a large room to relax and watch television. Deluxe suites have a large room and separate bedroom, and also sep bathroom. Apartments in hotels have also large room with TV, sep bedroom (probably two) and sep bathroom.

    Hotels are usually tourist oriented giving options such as room only, bed and breakfast, half-board with beakfast and evening meal or all-inclusive where all food and locally produced alcoholic drinks are included. Hotels are usually, but not always, quite a distance from main sites and attractions.

    A riad is more specialised and all vary in size and in what they offer. In Marrakech, Fes etc riads are located within the medina (and no where else) which is the old part of town set behind high walls which were a sort of defence in olden times. Riads were neglected for many years until some clever person decided to modernise these and rent out rooms at (usually) very high rates compared to hotels. They are now extremely popular as they are close to the heart of the medina and you don't then have to go a long way to get to the action.
    Riads can be quite splendid and opulent in appearance with lavish furnishings.
    As always, you get what you pay for.
  • edited 12:49PM
    Riads are particularly suitable for Sheikas who enjoy all the delights that candy flosses have to offer x
  • edited 12:49PM
    I am from El Salvador working in Liberia and want to travel to Morroco, there is no embaasy here..can i get a visa at my arrival in Casablanca?
  • edited 12:49PM
    hello im from sri lanka and i live in qatar i aplied fr moroccan visa bfr 23 days bt till now i didn t get any answer i don t knw th reason anyone can tell mewht should i do? thankyou
  • edited 12:49PM
    hello friends i m indian i have uk student visa and m in uk right now if i want to visit the morrocco shall i need the visa for it?
  • edited 12:49PM
    I am an american woman visiting my boyfriend in Morocco. He is Muslim could we stay together in the same room in a hotel. We are planning to visit many cities in Morocco during my trip there. Thank you.
  • edited 12:49PM
    No is the answer. Whilst you will be allowed to room in the hotel, he will not be allowed to stay in your room, although you could meet up in the restaurant or bar.
    If you want to shack up then find an apartment somewhere other than in a hotel.
  • edited 12:49PM
    Hi there

    I am travelling to Marrakech next week with my boyfriend and we would like to do a day excursion. There seem to be a few different areas to visit from Marrakech. Can you advise in your opinion which excursion would be the best location wise?

    Many thanks
  • edited June 2011
    This depends on what your interests are, you can go into the mountains, visit Dades Gorge, go white water rafting, visit the desert, see the valleys of the Atlas mountains, go to Essaouira on the coast and others.
    There are many sights within Marrakech centre, give me your e-mail and I will send a map and list of what to see if interested.
    For me it's the mountains and Essaouira, the latter being easy to get to by bus for 65Dh if you don't mind a 3 hour bus ride.
    Your hotel will have listings of what is on offer as well as the operators who offer them, tour reps visit the hotel daily at set times which will be displayed in the lobby area.
  • edited 12:49PM
    Thank you very much! My email address is ashleigh_wilkins@yahoo.co.uk.
  • edited 12:49PM
    Hi I'm a British asian muslim going to Morocco with my British white girlfriend. will we get any grief about staying in the same bed as sex before marriage is illegal, neither of us is Moroccan but I am muslim, does this affect anything ?
  • edited 12:49PM
    As an African Citizen, do i need a visa to Morocco, what is the requirement for geting a visa to Morocco. More especially ctizens of Kenya , Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi.
    How long does it take to get one after application.
  • edited 12:49PM
    Sparky - I doubt you will be asked about your religious beliefs. Moroccan guys get picked up by female tourists, likewise Moroccan girls also get picked up.
    I shouldn't worry.
    Let us know how you got on.
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