Vaccinations for Morocco
There are no essential vaccinations for Morocco required for entry from Ireland. However all tourists are strongly advised to consider adequate cover against Poliomyelitis and Tetanus (childhood boosters) and Typhoid and Hepatitis A (food and water diseases). Those planning a longer trips or visiting more rural parts of Morocco will also need to consider cover against diseases like Hepatitis B and Rabies.
Most standard tourists should start their vaccines about 4 to 6 weeks prior to leaving Ireland. However those planning a more extensive trip to rural parts of Morocco should attend earlier to ensure that they have sufficient time to complete the vaccine courses.
W.H.O. report Malaria transmission in this country in certain areas and therefore Malaria may be recommended in some circumstances.
Morocco is an Islamic country and ladies in particular should take care to dress modestly. Islamic festivals can cause significant changes to occur which affect tourists including the holy month of Ramadan when all street cafés close until 5.30pm each day. The main tourist hotels continue to serve food as normal but many shops will remain closed.
Many tourists to Morocco hire motorbikes or cars to see more of the country. This is regarded as a high-risk activity and special care will be required at all times. Driving practices throughout Morocco are poor and traffic signals do not always function. Modern freeways link the main cities of Tangier, Rabat, Fez and Casablanca. Flash flooding can occur during the rainy season (November – March).
The majority of tourists visiting Morocco will remain very healthy and well. However, following simple precautions against food and water disease and sun exposure will be essential.
Please always remember that each traveller is different and as such specialised information will require a medical consultation.