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What vaccinations & health concerns?

Do I need vaccinations, or are there significant health concerns?

There are no compulsory vaccinations for visitors to Morocco, though you should check with your local health centre to ensure that your jabs are up to date or visit NHS travel advice (polio, typhoid and hepatitis A are advised).

There are large modern hospitals in the major cities, e.g. Agadir and Marrakech, small hospitals in towns like Taroudant and Essaouira, and plenty of pharmacies.

Malaria exists but only in rural areas of Chefchaouen Province, where there is a very limited risk; here insect protection measures should be taken.

Food at most restaurants is generally safe to eat, but stomach upsets do occur - in particular it is important that you ensure seafood is fresh. Although mains water is considered safe to drink, travellers may choose to drink bottled water only, which is available throughout the country. Incidence of travellers’ diarrhoea is lowest in winter, but rises in the summer months.

The sun can be deceptively stong in Morocco, and travellers are advised to be aware of the risks, to wear suitable sun cream and clothing.