Travel Advice for Montserrat
Capital: Rabat

Time Zone GMT
Country Code: 212
IDD: International Direct Dialling is available
Outgoing Code: 00
Police - 19, Fire and Ambulance - 15
Moroccan National Tourist Office, 2nd Floor, 205 Regent Street, London, W1R 7DE.
Tel: (020) 7437 0073/4 Fax: (020) 7734 8172.
Valid passport required by all except nationals of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Serbia, Montenegro who travel as an organised group and enter with their national ID cards or other passport replacing documents. (All other EU nationals do need a passport). Note: Children over 16 must have their own passports. Children under 16 may be on their parents providing their picture is on the passport. Return Ticket Required. Requirement may change at short notice. Contact the embassy before departure.
Not required by nationals of Commonwealth countries and nationals of the EU (except nationals of Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands who do require a visa). Contact embassy for the most recent list. Single entry; multiple entry and transit visas are granted.
Polio, Typhoid: Vaccination recommended
Malaria: A minimal risk of becoming infected exists at certain times of the year in rural areas.
Yellow Fever: No notification
Other Health Risks: Bilharzia and Rabies.
& Drink
Water is untreated and not safe to drink.
Currency Moroccan Dirham (DH) = 100 Centimes.
NOTE: Import and Export of local currency is prohibited. It is advisable to bring sufficient money as bank transfers can take up to 6 weeks.
Travellers cheques and all major credit cards are accepted.
ATM availability: Over 250 locations.
Cost of
Savings can be made at Souks. Bargaining is essential and can lead to purchases costing 1/3 of the original asking price.
Languages Arabic with some Berber. French is widely spoken with Spanish in the North. English is understood in the North.
Weather Mostly dry with high temperatures. The mountains are cooler. Inland is cooler than the coast.
Electricity 110-120 Volts AC 50Hz.
Post Up to 1 week, but can be unreliable.
Transport RAIL: Limited but cheap. Most have air conditioning, sleepers and restaurant cars.
ROADS: Major roads are all weather, travelling in the mountains is difficult.
CAR HIRE: is available but expensive.
DOCUMENTATION: 3rd party insurance is required and a green card. A UK licence is sufficient.
Mainly French social customs. Be courteous but wary of young boys selling goods or acting as guides. Beachwear should be confined to the beach and pool side. PHOTOGRAPHY: Ask permission before taking photos.