Do you need vaccinations before coming to Morocco? And what healthcare can you access while you are on your tour?
No vaccinations are required for visitors by the Moroccan authorities. However, it is advisable to ensure that your protection for tetanus, polio, diphtheria and hepatitis B are up-to-date. Some guides also advise getting vaccinated for typhoid and hepatitis A.
Most importantly, make sure you have adequate travel insurance for health cover before you travel to Morocco. Healthcare in Morocco is private, including doctors’ and dentists’ appointments. If by chance you need hospital treatment, your insurer should arrange for you to be admitted to a hospital that is regularly inspected to meet international standards for healthcare. Sahara Atlas Tours cannot provide travel insurance, so we recommend you purchase it from a reputable provider in your own country. However, in the unlikely event that you fall ill or have an accident, here at Sahara Atlas Tours we will do everything in our power to assist you.
To avoid stomach upsets while in Morocco:
- Avoid drinking tap water, drink bottled water instead
- Avoid having ice cubes in drinks
- If eating street food, avoid eggs that are not cooked thoroughly, or dishes like couscous which may have been standing for some time – go for freshly cooked items instead.
If you do get an upset stomach that does not clear up, try visiting a pharmacy first, where you may be able to get advice and appropriate antibiotics without prescription. Again, your Sahara Atlas Tours driver-guide will assist you as far as possible.
One serious health risk in Morocco is that of bilharzia, a disease found in stagnant or slow-moving water such as in oases. Do not swim or paddle in such places, or in rivers downstream from them.
Be prepared, take care, and have a happy and healthy holiday in Morocco!
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