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How to Travel Safely in Morocco

Morocco, a North African country, is not as unsafe as you are thinking. In truth, it is a safe place to visit. Traveling there does not mean you are going to be assaulted or seriously hurt. The place is super safe for tourists now. However, if you are a female who is traveling alone, you will need to watch out a little more carefully. But you are still unlikely to face serious problems overall.

Traveling in Morocco requires extra attention because of the chances of something terrible happening to you. That doesn’t mean you will experience real physical danger in Morocco, but pretty crime and harassment may occur. However, if you desire to travel to Morocco safely without facing any problem, don’t forget to follow these seven simple rules.

DON’T TRAVEL ALONE IN THE DARK

Walking in a well-lit and busy area can be fine, but be careful at night. You never know what sneaks around the corner in the medinas. Petty crime is widespread here, especially against travelers.

DON’T GO OUT ALONE IF YOU ARE A WOMEN

A woman walking solo will draw a lot of wrong attention from men, an additional risk of being chased, and the possibility of groping. You can’t imagine how much worse it could be for a woman to walk alone in Morocco. So, if you are a woman, don’t go out alone at night.

DRESS CONSERVATIVELY

Prevent skimpy clothing, and try to wear clothes in which your arms, shoulders, and legs are covered (especially if you are a female) to avoid undesired conform and attention to local norms.

AVOID EXPENSIVE JEWELRY 

You don’t travel wearing costly jewelry in a place where crime is common; it’s simple! If you travel while wearing jewelry, it will appear as a symbol of your wealth to people and try more to scam you in the markets or cheat you on the lonely roads.

DON’T CARRY VALUABLES

Scams and pickpockets are usual; carry as little as you can when leaving your hotel or hostel. And yes, don’t carry your passport with you. If you go out with your passport and your guide finds out about it, it is possible that he may get a heart attack!

WATCH OUT FOR SCAMS

Suppose someone asks you into their shop for tea. In that case, they may be using that as a pretext to get you to buy something and, it is possible, you’ll probably give in. Don’t write a letter or read a postcard of someone saying that their “cousin” sent to them in English, Spanish, or whatever your native language is. It’s a trick to get you into their shop and wear you down. So, all you have to do to avoid these scams, Say “no thank-you” and walk away.

SAY NO TO TOUR GUIDES

The people saying “no money” surely wants your money. They will attempt to take you inside their stores or take you places and ask for money for the service. Just say a sweet “No” to them. Whether it’s an older man or a young boy, they will try to take your money if they start walking with you.