Visa & Passports
If you’re a British passport holder, you won’t need a visa if you’re visiting Morocco for less than 90 days. However, before you head off on holiday, it’s worth double checking that your passport has at least 6 months validity beyond your intended return date.
The currency in Morocco is the Dirham (MAD) and its illegal to take in or out of the country so it’s best to use money exchanges when you arrive and ATMs during your trip. Travellers cheques are widely accepted and you can exchange cash and cheques at most larger banks. Remember, never exchange money with street dealers.
Credit and Debit Cards
Most major hotel, shops and even some souks accept credit cards. However, we’d recommend carrying enough cash on you, especially if you’re travelling to more out-of-the-way places. If you’re hiring a car during your trip, a credit card is compulsory and a credit card blank slip will be used as a deposit.
Tipping and Haggling
It’s customary to tip in Morocco for any services provided by a hotel, guides, drivers and restaurants. Giving a tip is a way of showing that you’re satisfied with the service and is of course discretionary so it’s up to you to decide if and how much to tip. Haggling is second nature in Morocco, especially when shopping in the souks. We suggest starting at around a third of the price. Don’t feel embarrassed about bartering, the locals expect you to bargain so they’ll generally start at a higher price.