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PASSPORTS, VISAS :

No visa is required for European Union nationals or those from Switzerland and Canada. For all nationalities, the maximum length of a tourist visit is 90 days.


COME BY PLANE :

Direct flights are available from cities across Europe, the Middle East, West Africa and North America. Royal Air Maroc is Morocco’s national carrier. For information about Moroccan airports, visit the website of Office National des Aéroports (www.onda.ma). Casablanca's Mohammed V International Airport is the country's main gateway, followed by Menara airport (Marrakesh). Other important airports include Fes–Saïss (Fes), Ibn Batouta International (Tangier), as well as Ouazazarte, Agadir and Nador.


COME BY LAND :  

Border Crossings in Mauritania is the only crossing is in the south between Dakhla (Morocco) and Nouâdhibou (Mauritania). Spain you can cross to mainland Spain via the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla in northern Morocco.


COME BY TRAIN

You can travel from London to Tangier via Paris and Madrid in less than 48 hours, with a night in Algeciras (Spain). Morocco is not part of the InterRail/Eurail systems, so you will have to buy tickets locally to add the country onto a European trip. In Algeciras, the train station is about 10 minutes’ walk from the ferry terminals for Morocco. If you arrive during the day you should be able to quickly transfer to the ferries. A useful resource is the website Man in Seat 61 (www.seat61.com), which has comprehensive, regularly updated information on getting to Morocco by train.


COME BY CAR OR MOTORCYCLE

European hire companies do not usually permit their vehicles to be driven to Morocco. If you intend to take a Moroccan hire car to the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta or Melilla, you must have a letter from the hire company authorising you to take the car out of Morocco. Some hire companies will not allow you to take their car out of the country. If you’re entering Morocco via Ceuta or Melilla, take the opportunity to fill up on duty-free fuel.


COME BY BUS

There are extensive ferry links between northern Morocco and southern Europe, the most popular of which is Algeciras (Spain) to Tangier. From southern Spain and northern Morocco, you can just turn up at the dock and buy a ticket for the next ferry, but book in advance during high season (mid-June to mid-September, Christmas, New Year and Easter). Tickets can also be purchased online. In Tangier and Algeciras, avoid the touts who try to guide you towards their favourite travel agency for their bit of commission.

Discounts for students and young people with an ISIC card or similar, and InterRail or Eurail pass-holders are common. Children aged between two and 12 often travel for half the fare, those aged under two travel free, and over-60s can often get reductions. Vehicles can be taken on most ferries for an extra fee; bicycles are normally free.


COME BY FERRY COMPANIES

Ferries to Tangier now dock at the new Tanger Med terminal, except for those from Tarifa (Spain). Direct Ferries sells tickets for most of the below. The Europe-wide service has sites in most European languages.

Acciona Transmediterranea Almería–Melilla, Almería–Nador, Algeciras–Ceuta, Algeciras–Tangier, Barcelona–Tangier, Málaga–Melilla.

Baleària Algeciras–Ceuta, Algeciras–Tangier.

Comarit Algeciras–Tangier, Sète–Tangier, Tarifa–Tangier.

FRS Algeciras–Ceuta, Algeciras–Tangier, Gibraltar–Tangier, Tarifa–Tangier.

Grandi Navi Veloci Barcelona–Tangier, Genoa–Tangier.

Grimaldi Lines Livorno–Tangier, Valencia–Tangier.

France

The journey from Sète (two hours by train from Marseilles) to Tangier takes 36 hours, to Nador takes 28 hours.

There are about five sailings weekly to Tangier, and one to Nador.

Advance booking is recommended.

Gibraltar

There’s one fast ferry a day to/from Tangier.

The trip takes a similar length of time to sailings to/from Algeciras, and tickets cost the same.

Algeciras is a better option as it’s a busier port with more choice.

Spain

Ferries from Spain to Morocco are plentiful. Tickets start at about €30.

Hydrofoils and catamarans (also referred to as fast ferries) are used extensively, but are more expensive.

Spanish passport control is uncomplicated, but non-EU citizens and Schengen visa-holders should make sure they get an exit stamp before boarding the ferry.

You need to fill in an embarkation form on board, and get your passport stamped before disembarking.

Customs can be slow on the Spanish side if you’re coming from Morocco.

The simplest way to get to Morocco is, of course, to fly. Alternatively, you could fly to France, Spain or Gibraltar and pick up a ferry there; or, from Britain or Ireland, you could go all the way by land and sea.

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