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  Special Precautions Certificate Required
Yellow Fever No No
Cholera No No
Typhoid and Polio A N/A
Malaria B N/A
 
A. Vaccination against typhoid and polio is recommended for travel to Morocco.

B. A minimal malaria risk, entirely in the benign vivax form, exists from May to October in the rural areas of the Chefchaouen province.

Food & drink

Bottled water is recommended for the first few weeks of stay and is available. Drinking water outside main cities and towns may be contaminated and sterilisation is advised.

Milk is unpasteurised and should always be boiled. Powdered or tinned milk is available and recommended, but make sure that it is reconstituted with pure water and avoid dairy products which are expected to have been made from unboiled milk.

Only eat well cooked fish and meat, preferably served very hot. Mayonnaise and salad may also carry increased risk. Vegetables should always be cooked and fruit should be peeled.

Other risks

In Morocco Bilharzia (schistosomiasis) is present in small foci. Avoid swimming and/or paddling in fresh water, swimming pools which are well maintained and chlorinated are safe.

Soil parasites are also present in Morocco and visitors should wear shoes. Hepatitis A and E also occur and Immunisations are sometimes recommended for tuberculosis, hepatitis B and diphtheria. Tungiasis and Lassa fever also occur, although quite rarely.

Rabies is present and for those at high risk, vaccination before arrival should be considered, and if you are bitten, please seek medical advice without delay.

Health care

There are good medical facilities in all major cities, including emergency pharmacies, occasionally located in the Town Hall, outside normal opening hours. Government hospitals supply free or minimal charge emergency treatment and Full health insurance is essential.
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