Visa and entry requirements Morocco:
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Information from the Foreign Office about your trip to Morocco:

Morocco is a kingdom in northwest Africa with around 36.5 million inhabitants. The country borders the disputed country of Western Sahara in the southeast, Algeria in the east, the Atlantic Ocean in the west and the Mediterranean in the north. Morocco is separated from the European continent by the Strait of Gibraltar. The two official languages are Arabic and Berber Mazirian. The local currency is the Moroccan dirham, where 1 euro corresponds to around 11 MAD. The state religion in Morocco is Islam.

The country's largest cities include Casablanca, Fes, Meknes, Marrakesh, Rabat, Tangier, Oujda, Kenitra, Agadir, Tetouan and Safi.

The Atlas Mountains stretch across almost the entire country from the southwest to the northeast, with the highest peak in Morocco, the 4,167 meter high Jabal Toubkal. The northern part of the Sahara Desert begins in the south of the country. Many wild animal species live in the sparsely populated areas, such as Barbary macaques, leopards, desert lynxes, gazelles, jackals, hyenas, desert foxes, snakes, turtles, chameleons, eagles, vultures, buzzards, kites and lizards.

Morocco is one of the more modern and wealthy countries in Africa. The local economy relies primarily on agriculture and mining. The country is rich in phosphate and phosphate production is therefore very important; around three quarters of the phosphate mined worldwide comes from Morocco. There are also deposits of crude oil, natural gas, iron ore, lead, coal, silver, salt, copper, zinc, manganese, gold, cobalt and nickel.

Almost half of the working population is employed in agriculture. The main crops grown are dates,

Cereals, legumes, olives, sugar beets, peanuts, cotton, citrus fruits, wine, almonds, apricots, strawberries, potatoes, asparagus, tobacco and artichokes. Cannabis is grown almost exclusively for the European market. Shellfish and sardines from the Atlantic are also important for export.

Morocco is one of Africa's most important tourist destinations, welcoming almost 11 million tourists every year. This makes tourism an important pillar for the Moroccan economy.

The capital of Morocco is Rabat with almost 600,000 inhabitants. The city is one of the country's four royal cities and the seat of Morocco's government. Rabat's attractions include the Medina of Rabat, Kasbah des Oudaias, the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, the Hassan Tower, the Old Town, the Andalusian Gardens, the Saint-Pierre Cathedral, the Royal Palace, the Russian Orthodox Church, the National Museum and the Bader Mosque.

Casablanca is by far the largest city in Morocco and, with almost four million inhabitants, it is also the economic center of the country. The city's main attraction is the huge Hassan II Mosque. It is the sixth largest mosque in the world, equipped with the world's highest minaret at 210 meters high and also the tallest religious building in the world. Other important buildings include Mohammed Square, the Square of Nations, the old Medina of Casablanca, Mahkama du Pacha, the Al Qods Mosque, the Casa Port train station, the Sidi Abderrahmane mausoleum, the Central Market, Notre Dame de Lourdes, the synagogue Beth-El and the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Casablanca.

So far I have traveled to Morocco four times between 2012 and 2016. I have been to the major cities of Casablanca, Agadir and Marrakech several times and spent a longer period of time there each time.

Despite the size of the city, Casablanca is quite pleasant to walk around. The fascinating Hassan II Mosque is of course the absolute highlight of the city and definitely worth a visit.

The city of Marrakech is of course an absolute must because of the famous medina and the countless orange trees along the streets. The city's main attraction is the famous medieval market square “Djemma el Fna”, where you can spend a few exciting hours after dark.

Agadir and Tangier are the two largest places for beach tourists. Both located on the lush beaches of Morocco's Atlantic coast, they also offer the best nightlife in the country with countless restaurants, bars and discos. While Tangier is considered the stronghold for Moroccan and Arab tourists, Agadir is clearly the center for European and international visitors.

Morocco is an impressive holiday destination with a fascinating landscape. Highly recommended is the drive from Agadir to Marrakesh, along the western foothills of the colorful Atlas Mountains, a unique experience.