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
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
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.
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