Important Information for Visitors


Passport, visa and length of stay
To avoid any problems when you arrive in Morocco, double-check to be sure you have a valid passport.
Whether you need a visa depends on your nationality.
For all nationalities, the maximum length of a tourism trip is 90 days.

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Embassies and consulates
As you prepare for your trip, make note of the contact information for your embassy and consulates outside the capital. You can go there to reissue your travel documents if they are lost and to get an array of advice (health, safety, etc.). Each diplomatic mission usually has an emergency number to be used only if absolutely necessary. Most of the time there is a social services office to help you, even in an emergency.


The Moroccan Dirham is the currency of Morocco. It cannot be exchanged outside the country’s borders, so plan your currency exchange transactions and consider other forms of payment. The commercial rate is subject to change daily. There are banks and currency exchange kiosks located at the airport and near the hotel. You will have to show your passport to exchange money. Currency exchange rates (counter rate) as of April 2019: 1 USD = 9.66 MAD and 1 EUR = 10.78 MAD approximately. (


English will be the working language of the conference. There will be simultaneous translation into Arabic and French during the plenary sessions only.



The voltage in Morocco is generally 220 V, and outlets will fit the two-pin plug known as the Europlug.


In restaurants where a service charge is not included, a tip of 5-10% is generally appropriate. An airport or hotel porter expects between 10 and 20 Dh ( 1 to 2 Euros approximately). Tipping taxi drivers or leaving the change is appreciated, but not mandatory. It is advisable to carry small change as taxi drivers are often short of change.


Arabic is the national language, although French and English are widely spoken in all major tourist areas.


Morocco is a liberal country. You can dress in whatever way you are comfortable. Just please make sure you dress in layers since nights can be chilly in January.