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Marrakech Travel warnings

Travel Alert - Marrakesh Bomb Blast Leaves 15 Dead

The North African country of Morocco has been rocked after 15 people, including 11 foreigners, were killed as a result of a bomb attack on a café in Marrakesh’s famous Djemma el-Fna square. The entire second floor o

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going to Morocco

For many travelers, Morocco might just be a short trip away by ferry or by one of the many budget airlines from Spain, but it’s a different world culturally. The regular stereotypes of Europe vanish quickly and

Safety in Morocco's Souks & Medina

The souks and medina of Morocco have a way of drawing in visitors to explore the labyrinth of alleys, the shops, the craftsmen, and life itself. Those dark streets, shady characters and the haggling shopkeepers can be d

Crime in the Kasbah - Morocco

Part folklore, part reality, Morocco has a reputation for crooks and shysters, scammers and petty thieves. While fears of being kidnapped by slave traders are the stuff of legend and belong only in storybooks, you do ne

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over 4 years ago

Recommended vaccinations for Marrakech

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .

    Tetanus

    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

    Malaria

    Risk of malaria in this area is small, and prevention by malaria tablets is not recommended. Protection against mosquito bites by using impregnated bed nets at night will reduce the risk.

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Is it safe for 2 middle aged women to travel in Morocco independently or should we sign up for a tour of some kind? Thank you

Morocco is generally safe if you use the usual precautions. Have a look at some of my other answers to similar questions here: http://answers.worldnomads.com... read more »
over 3 years ago

I am travelling to Marrakesh, Morrocco in February 2013. Is it safe?

If you mean because of the "Arab spring" and protests, then there's little to worry about. There are a lot of scams which operate in Marrakesh - but they are... read more »
over 3 years ago

Is it safe to travel to Marrakech? I have my holiday booked, flying out on Saturday this week

Generally and usually it's pretty safe, getting ripped off in the souk is usually your biggest worry. See our travel safety articles here: http://journals.wo... read more »
almost 4 years ago

Is it safe to hire a car and drive through Morocco?

Morocco has a very bad road safety record. Accidents are common and fatalities are too. There's a good network of motorways (expressways) between major citie... read more »
almost 4 years ago

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