Morocco Healthcare and Money

By | May 9, 2022

Health care


Vaccination needed receipt required
Typhoid & Polio 2
cholera 3
yellow fever no
Eat Drink
malaria 1 no


The medical care cannot be compared to Europe and is problematic, especially in rural areas, in terms of technology, equipment and hygiene. In many cases, especially in rural areas, there is a lack of European-trained doctors who speak English or French. All major cities have good medical facilities, including emergency pharmacies (sometimes in the town hall) that are open outside of normal hours. In emergencies, hospitals offer medical treatment for a small fee or free of charge. In principle, reimbursement of costs for benefits in kind (medication, medical treatment) is not possible. It is recommended to take out travel health insurance and travel repatriation insurance. Check ebizdir for more information.

Notes vaccinations

[1] In 2010, Morocco was declared malaria-free by the WHO. [2] A compulsory vaccination against polio exists for travelers from countries with reported polio diseases (e.g. Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nigeria, etc.). When entering the country, the vaccination must have been at least four weeks and no more than one year ago. In addition, an international vaccination certificate according to the WHO standard must be carried along. However, travelers arriving directly from Europe do not require proof of vaccination. [3] A certificate of vaccination against cholera is not an entry requirement, the risk of infection usually only exists in the case of special exposures. The risk of infection for tourists is very low. Since the effectiveness of the vaccination is disputed, it is recommended

Food and drink

Due to the risk of possible intestinal infections, careful drinking water and food hygiene must be ensured. Water should generally either be boiled or otherwise sterilized or bought packaged before drinking, brushing your teeth and making ice cubes. When buying packaged water, you should make sure that the original packaging has not been opened. Milk is unpasteurized and should be boiled. Only mix dry and canned milk with sterile water. It is best to avoid dairy products made from unboiled milk. Only eat well-cooked meat or fish dishes and serve them hot. Vegetables should be boiled and fruits should be peeled.

Other risks

The standard vaccinations for children and adults recommended by the Robert Koch Institute (including against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), mumps, measles, rubella, pneumococci and influenza) should be refreshed before the trip if necessary. Schistosomiasis pathogens can be found in some ponds and rivers, so swimming and wading in inland waterways should be avoided. Well maintained swimming pools with chlorinated water are safe. Across the country, there is a risk of transmission of borreliosis/Lyme disease from ticks, especially in grass, shrubs and undergrowth. Protection is offered by skin-covering clothes and insect repellents. Typhus also occurs nationwide. The fever is caused by clothes lice. To protect yourself, you should practice regular body and clothing hygiene. Vaccination should only be considered in rare cases. Nationwide, there is a high risk of infection with hepatitis A and a medium risk of infection with hepatitis B. Vaccination against hepatitis A is recommended. When traveling it is advisable to consider hepatitis B vaccination. HIV/AIDS is a danger for everyone who takes the risk of infection: unprotected sexual contact, unclean syringes or cannulas and blood transfusions can pose a significant health risk. Leishmaniasis, transmitted by whiteflies, and Kala Azar, a disease also transmitted by mosquitoes, occur nationwide. Protection is offered by skin-covering clothes and insect repellents. Rabies occurs nationwide. Carriers include stray dogs, cats, forest animals and bats. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. If you are bitten, get medical help as soon as possible. Tuberculosis occurs. Vaccination is recommended in cases of particular exposure.



1 Moroccan dirham (Dh) = 100 centimes. Currency code: Dh, MAD (ISO code). Banknotes are in denominations of Dh200, Dh100, Dh50, Dh25 and Dh20; Coins in denominations of 10, 5, 2, 1 and 1/2 Dh and 20 and 10 centimes.

Credit cards

The larger international credit cards are accepted in larger hotels, shops and restaurants. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card. Cash can also be withdrawn from ATMs in larger cities with a credit card. However, incorrect bookings at ATMs in Morocco with German credit cards have recently increased.


Bank cards With the credit card and pin number, money can be withdrawn from ATMs. The Girocard (formerly ec card) with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol is accepted worldwide. It can be used in Morocco in larger cities at ATMs with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol. However, the withdrawal of money does not always work reliably. To be on the safe side, travelers should always have an alternative source of money such as cash. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.

Travelers cheques

Travelers checks are not accepted in Morocco.

Bank opening hours

Winter: Mon-Fri 08.00-11.15 and 14.15-16.30. Summer: Mon-Fri 08.00-14.30. Ramadan: 09.30-14.00. At international airports and in larger hotels also Sat and Sun 09.00-13.00.

Foreign exchange regulations

The import and export of the national currency is not permitted, but is tolerated up to Dh 1,000 per entry or exit. The import and export of foreign currencies is unrestricted, but must be declared from an equivalent value of Dh 100,000. Re-exchange of local currency into foreign currency is allowed as follows: Stay up to 48 hours: 100% of the amount exchanged upon arrival. Stay over 48 hours: 50% of the amount exchanged upon arrival.

Currency Exchange

Moroccan dirhams can only be purchased in Morocco. Currency exchange should only be done at official exchange offices, recognizable by their gold logo, and at hotel receptions. The exchange is free of charge and you will receive a receipt that must be kept until you leave Morocco to ensure that you can exchange any dirhams you do not need.


Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
MAD Ie 1 EUR = 10.62 Dh
1 CHF = 12.64 Dh
1 USD = 10.21 Dh

Morocco Money