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Entry requirements

Valid passport for a stay of less than 90 days. Some nationalities require a visa, it will be necessary to check with the Moroccan consulate or diplomatic representation in your country. 
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Change

The Moroccan currency is the dirham, which is divided into 100 cents. The currency must be exchanged at banks or other accredited establishments. At the airport, in the new city Guéliz, Avenue Mohammed V, near the Jemaa El Fna, exchange offices are numerous in Marrakech. Some hotels may also offer this service.

Traders willingly accept euros (1 euro = 11 Dirhams).
The currency is as such: $ 20, 50, 100 and 200 dirhams. Parts 0.1 to 10
The payment method is still preferred cash because very few traders and hoteliers have a credit card machine.

 

Language

Morocco has two official languages: Arabic and Amazigh, taught in schools and used by scholars. In everyday life it is a local dialect, Darija is used, with some differences among regions and even villages. Berber, second language is also widely used and is now also as a national language. Morocco is one of the few countries to encourage the French to English. This can be explained by a common past to the two states, which still binds them today. Most Moroccan therefore know French, which is taught in primary school. However, learning a few words of Darija will be very useful and will delight your Moroccan party. The north of the country, because of its proximity to Spain, has a good command of Spanish.

 

Vaccine

No vaccinations are required to return to Morocco. If your pet with you, please have immunization record less than six months. Pharmacies are found in abundance in Marrakech and provide most European drugs or their equivalents.

 

Time zone

 Located in the Greenwich time zone, Morocco lives GMT

 

Climate

Marrakech enjoys almost all year of a clear blue sky. temperature differences are important in summer and winter, even if the mercury does not drop below 10 ° C. Spring and autumn is both ideal seasons to visit the area.

In Spring

It was during this season that nature reveals all its beauties. The massive bloom bougainvillea adorns the city of vibrant colors, as well as flowering trees, especially in the Ourika Valley. Are ideal temperatures ranging between 22 ° C and 27 ° C.
Side luggage: Light clothes are entirely appropriate. Warmer clothes will also not be too much for the evenings that remain fresh. If you go in the mountains by the sea, a windbreaker will never be too much. If you plan to hike, grab of walking shoes.

In Summer

Marrakech is known for its hot summers, with temperatures around 45 ° C. But its dry air, however, allows you to enjoy the city. Hats are essential for protection from lime sunlight, already strong in the morning. It is, therefore, better focus on early visits in the morning or in the evening. Parks, gardens and water points present in numbers nevertheless provide freshness during the day and the shaded souks.
Go towards the Atlas mountains for the day is another way to find less high temperatures. The differences may vary up to 25 ° C in one day.
Side luggage: Loose clothes are covering to protect from the rigors of temperature and sunlight. A hat is also essential. 

In autumn

The temperatures are about the same in spring. The days are shorter, but the peculiar luminosity can enjoy the spectacle of the snowy peaks.
Luggage side: Similarly, light clothing is entirely appropriate. Warmer clothes will also not be too much for the evenings that remain fresh, or at the seaside outings where the wind blows.

In Winter

Surrounded by snowy High Atlas Mountains, the winter season to discover Marrakech in another aspect. Mornings and nights are cool, but in the day, the mercury still reached 18° C. This period remains very pleasant.
Luggage side: Warm clothes are essential, especially if you want to discover the valleys and mountains. The nights will be fresher.
The weather forecasts available on the website www.meteoma.net


Source: www.visitmorocco.com