Compare travel insurance for Morocco
Compare travel insurance for Morocco
Sunset camel rides. Moorish palaces nestled in palm groves. The buzzing marketplaces of Marrakech – just three reasons why millions of tourists visit Morocco each year. Here’s what you should know about Morocco travel insurance to keep you covered for your trip.
Why do I need travel insurance for Morocco?
It’s important to get travel insurance wherever you go, and it’s no different for Morocco. The right travel insurance will cover the cost of medical bills if you’re sick or injured during your trip and need private treatment.
Your travel insurance should also include cancellation cover, which could help you if you need to cancel or cut short your holiday due to illness or a family bereavement. The same cover can also mean you can claim back funds if you need to get an emergency flight home. If you have to cut short your holiday, tell your insurance provider before you head for home. They’ll need to know the reason before deciding whether to pay the costs.
Like many popular destinations, Morocco has areas with high crime rates. In Marrakech, you’ll need to be aware of pickpockets (they often use distraction techniques, so be vigilant). If you do fall victim to a crime, or if your belongings are lost or damaged, then you might be able to claim on your insurance.
On 4 April 2020, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office advised against all non-essential travel overseas for an indefinite period. In this unprecedented time, we are temporarily not providing travel insurance comparisons for trips outside the UK, until we have complete confidence we can get you a policy to meet your needs.
As of 23rd March 2020, the UK Government announced a series of restrictions to travel, public spaces and gatherings. For a minimum of three weeks, people are being instructed to stay at home whenever possible. For this reason, travel insurance policies purchased from this date, for trips within the UK with a start date before 13th April 2020, will not be valid.
The UK Government also instructed all British tourists and travellers, that are currently abroad, to return to the UK as soon as possible.
Coronavirus was declared a pandemic on 11th March 2020, so this may also affect your policy, particularly those taken out on or after that date. Please check any existing policies carefully, to find out what you’re covered for.
How much is travel insurance for Morocco?
If you’re visiting Morocco, worldwide travel insurance could cost from £38** for a week or £63*** for annual travel, based on Compare the Market data in February 2020.
**50% of people could achieve a quote of £37.68 for worldwide travel insurance for 1 week based on Compare the Market data in February 2020
***50% of people could achieve a quote of £62.28 for for Worldwide multi travel insurance based on Compare the Market data in February 2020.
What kind of travel insurance might I need for Morocco?
The type of cover you’ll need depends on what you plan to do during your trip. You might need:
European cover Although Morocco is in Africa, some providers consider the country as being in Europe for travel insurance purposes. However, the country isn’t covered by the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
Water sports travel insurance A standard travel insurance policy will typically cover you for low-risk sports only – check your policy for details of exactly what’s covered. If you’re planning on taking part in adventurous water sports, such as scuba diving, you may need specialist cover provided by water sports travel insurance. Check with your provider to see whether extra cover can be added to your policy. If not, find a specialist insurance provider who offers the level of cover you need.
Do I need a visa for Morocco?
Brits can visit Morocco for up to three months without a visa. Make sure your passport is stamped when you enter the country, as some tourists have experienced difficulty when leaving the country as their passport has no entry stamp.
Any other travel tips for Morocco?
Vaccinations You should see your doctor four to eight weeks before your trip – they might advise you to have vaccines for hepatitis A, typhoid and tetanus (these are usually free on the NHS).
Culture Morocco is governed by Islamic laws and you’ll need to be respectful of local customs, including a dress code for women (long skirts are preferred to those above the knee). While alcohol is served in bars and hotels in tourist areas, you can be arrested for drinking alcohol in the streets. Sexual relations outside of marriage are punishable by law, so hotels may insist on separate bedrooms if you can’t show proof of marriage. Public displays of affection should be avoided.
Tipping In restaurants, tipping between five and ten per cent is welcomed.