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Is Morocco a safe place to visit?

The answer to this question is simple. “Yes”. Morocco is a very safe place to visit and you will be surprised to know that it is more trustworthy than some European countries such as Spain and France. There are several precautions you can take to stay safe. However, it is always a good idea to check before you travel, use the government’s travel advice website and check the area you are planning to travel to. The website offers a wealth of advice and information to help you put your mind at ease and prepare for your Moroccan adventure.

crime in morocco

Tourists are not at risk of crime in Morocco. However, as in other populated areas, petty crimes such as pick-pocketing and bag snatching are more common. Tourists can become targets for scammers and fraudsters. Refuse their services politely and be wary of strangers. You may come across fake guides but these are rare. Be alert and be aware of what people are telling you. Fake guides may want you to go to their destination by telling you that the place you want to go is closed. Avoid eye contact with them and ignore them.

This is usually enough to deter them. For your safety, never accept service from strangers and avoid eye contact when you see someone approaching. Always hire a reputable tour guide from a Moroccan travel agency or tourist office. Once these people start talking, it can be difficult to get rid of them. On the other hand, a firm and clear “no” can work wonders. Most of the crimes against tourists occur in Marrakech, Casablanca , Tangier, Fez and Rabat.

terrorism in morocco

It is always advisable to check the government’s travel advice website before traveling in relation to terrorism. Civil unrest is not common in Morocco, but tens of thousands of people gathered across the country in 2011 and 2012 for some peaceful protests with little violence between police and protesters. In general, Moroccans are a peaceful people who will always unite against groups or individuals who seek to undermine peace. In Morocco, regardless of your country or nationality, you will be welcomed by honest, friendly and open-minded Moroccans.

Solo woman traveling to Morocco

Women visiting Morocco will immediately notice that it is different from traveling to Western countries. Because gender roles are defined much more by the traditional views of a patriarchal society, women must take extra care when moving around the busy streets. Growing up, Moroccan men have little contact with women outside their families, and misunderstandings about Western sexuality can sometimes lead them to misinterpret the behavior or behavior of Western women.

Catcalling and lewd comments are sometimes directed at both Moroccan and foreign women. If sexual advances become physical, respond as you would at home by screaming, yelling, and calling for help. This will almost certainly insult your attacker and alert the locals who will come running to your aid. Report the offender to your local Brigade Touristic or police as soon as possible.

How do I stay safe in Morocco?

In fact, Morocco is a safe place to visit. There is only minor crime (scams, pickpocketing) and it is unlikely that you will be assaulted or seriously injured as a tourist. Morocco is now very safe for tourists. As a solo female traveler, you will need to be more careful, but it is unlikely that any serious problems will arise.
Traveling to Morocco Anything can happen, so you need to be extra careful. Although you are unlikely to be in real physical danger in Morocco, petty crime and harassment require you to be more vigilant than in other countries. However, if you follow a few simple rules, you can leave Morocco safely.

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