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Travel insurance when visiting Morocco

Learn more about World Nomads travel insurance for your trip to Morocco.

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Whether exploring the mesmerizing Marrakesh Medina, venturing through the Atlas Mountains and its Berber communities, or feeding your cultural curiosity, Morocco will deliver surprising adventures. But before you head to North Africa, you may want to consider travel insurance; it could prevent you from learning a hard lesson the costly way.

The Souk of Marrakech, Morocco
The Souk of Marrakech, Morocco. Photo credit: Getty Images / Andrea Pistolesi

What’s covered?

With World Nomads you can buy travel insurance as soon as your trip is locked in or when you’re already in Morocco (waiting periods apply), it’s entirely up to you.

World Nomads offers two plans – Standard and Explorer – each provides different levels of coverage depending on your Country of Residence and what level of cover you need.

Here are some of the highlights of our cover:

  • Coverage for extended stays
  • World Nomads’ family plans
  • Overseas emergency medical and hospital expenses
  • Cover for 150+ activities, sports, and experiences
  • Unexpected trip cancellation
  • Travel delays /trip interruption
  • Baggage and personal effects cover
  • 24/7 worldwide Emergency Assistance.

What should I look out for when traveling to Morocco?

As intriguing as this North African nation is, there are some things you should have in mind to ensure your holiday is memorable for all the right reasons.

Here are some tips on how to make the most of your trip:

  • Lost, stolen, damaged or delayed baggage cover: in the unfortunate event that your luggage or personal items are accidentally damaged or stolen, you may be able to claim your unexpected costs. In addition, if your luggage is delayed more than 24 hours (more than 12 hours for US residents), you may be entitled to replacement costs. Check your policy wording carefully as terms and conditions apply.
  • Cover for overseas medical emergencies and cover for Coronavirus-related events: depending on your Country of Residence, World Nomads offers cover for some Coronavirus-related events to help if your trip is derailed by COVID-19. Check your policy carefully as benefit limits apply and vary between plans.
  • Adventure activity and sports cover when in Morocco: we cover more than 150 activities, sports and experiences worldwide – including backpacking, kayaking, hiking, and bungee jumping. However, not all are covered under every plan, you can read about the activities covered for your Country of Residence. Many activities also have specific conditions and exclusions you should read up on before you go. Depending on your country of residence and the level of cover you’ve chosen, you may need to add activities to your policy. Terms and conditions apply.
TCap Spartel Lighthouse near Tangier Morocco
Cap Spartel Lighthouse near Tangier Morocco. Photo credit: Getty Images / Albert Engeln

What’s not covered?

Here are some of the things we do not provide cover for:

  • Pre-existing medical conditions –see the policy wording for details.
  • Participation in a sport or activity not listed in the policy wording or agreed by World Nomads where you haven’t paid the required additional premium.
  • Costs arising from refusal to be repatriated once declared medically unfit to continue a trip
  • Non-emergency treatment that can wait until you return home (it's not health insurance, it's travel insurance for medical emergencies)
  • Traveling to, planning to travel to, or choosing to remain in a country or region that is subject to a ‘Do Not Travel’ or in some cases ‘Avoid Essential Travel’ warning issued by the government in your Country of Residence.
  • Expenses you have not made every reasonable attempt to recover from the carrier, accommodation provider, booking or travel agents, any compensation scheme, or other source.

Travel insurance and safety tips when visiting Morocco

As fascinating as Morocco is, following some tips on how to stay safe and make the most of your travel insurance policy will help.

Petty crime in popular Moroccan hotspots

Wandering through the streets of Marrakesh, Casablanca, Tangier, Fez, Agadir and Essaouira can be an insightful experience, but you must keep your wits about you and ensure you always have your valuables in sight. Bag snatching and pickpockets often target these popular tourist areas, and women, if traveling alone, may be the subject of unwanted attention. We offer cover if you're after travel insurance for your tech gear and other high-value items. To upgrade the cover for high-value items, list them on your policy and pay the additional premium.

Terrorism and protests

Terrorist cells do target the Maghreb region of North Africa which includes Morocco, so it’s crucial that you monitor the media. You should always take government warnings and travel alerts seriously. These groups often seek out populated areas and can also be active in mountain regions.

Demonstrations are also possible, and it’s worth bearing in mind that public protests and events that draw large groups of people can turn violent. The status of the Western Sahara has been an issue of dispute, and tensions can boil over. To avoid being caught up in a protest, take care on days of national or commemorative significance and be extra vigilant on weekends, especially around the time of Friday prayers.

World Nomads offers trip delay coverage, and trip interruption may apply if your trip can’t be completed or it’s necessary to return home early. If you actively involve yourself in a protest, you are putting yourself and your insurance cover at risk.

Tourist at Ait Benhaddou at sunrise, Morocco
Tourist at Ait Benhaddou at sunrise, Morocco. Photo credit: Getty Images / Matteo Colombo

Avoid drinking / swimming in freshwater

Some waterborne and foodborne diseases are common across Morocco, so travelers are advised to only drink treated, filtered or bottled water, to avoid ice cubes and not to swim in fresh water.

Contaminated water, which can cause nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and diarrhea, can lay you up for days, the most serious outcome of which is dehydration. This can be deadly, so don’t rely on your own instincts, instead seek medical advice immediately.

Our 24/7 Emergency Assistance Team will be able to give you advice on what to do, help locate suitable medical facilities (particularly in remote areas) and will monitor your medical treatments to make sure you are given proper care.

Our policies can offer overseas emergency medical benefits. Check your policy to see what the maximum amount of coverage you have, as it will vary depending on your home country and the plan you’ve selected. If you want to claim your medical expenses, be sure to keep records and receipts of your doctor’s visits and medical treatment, and any other documentation to support your claim.

When to visit Morocco?

If you want to avoid large crowds, the best time to visit Morocco is autumn (September to November) or early spring (March to April). If you are traveling in summer, then the best months are June to August. You should know there will be bigger crowds in the summer months, especially if you plan to visit some of its seaside hot spots such as Tangier, Essaouira and Taghazout.

About World Nomads

World Nomads polices are designed by travelers for travelers to provide simple and flexible travel insurance. Featuring coverage for more than 150 activities, you can get a quote, claim, or extend your policy online at All the information we provide about travel insurance is a brief summary only. It does not include all terms, conditions, limitations, exclusions, and termination provisions of the travel insurance plans described. Coverage may not be available for residents of all countries, states or provinces. Please carefully read your policy wording for a full description of coverage.

Traveler Tip 1make copies of all key documents you’ll be traveling with – passport, ID, travel insurance, receipts, vouchers, addresses, transportation tickets – and keep them separate from the originals while abroad so you’ll have backups and proof of purchase if anything happens.

Traveler tip 2: if you’re a victim of theft, to file a claim, be sure you get a police report or other written documentation such as a property irregularity report from your common carrier.

Traveler tip 3:  many countries may require proof of vaccination before you can enter, and some have introduced visas and travel insurance minimum requirements. Do your research before you go as travel insurance does not cover expenses you incur because you don’t have the correct visas to enter your intended destination(s). Make sure you have the required proof of any vaccinations so you can easily produce them while traveling overseas.

Travel Insurance Benefits: how we can take care of you*

Trip Cancellation

Been working hard for your trip?

We'll work hard to protect it.

Trip Protection
  • Unexpectedly hospitalised?
  • Travel buddy unfit to travel?
  • Close relative suddenly dies?

We’ve got your back.

Emergency Medical Expenses

Feeling fit and healthy? What if you get sick or injured?

Take the pain out of medical or dental costs.

Emergency Medical Insurance
  • Need meds quick?
  • Accidentally injured?
  • Suddenly sick?

We’ve got your back.

Emergency Medical Transportation

Know where the nearest hospital is?

Don’t stress, we’ll get you there quickly.

Evacuation and Repatriation
  • Banged up abroad?
  • Need a hospital urgently?
  • Medivac home?

Help starts here.

Protect your gear

Love photography, filming or sport?

Cover your bags, tech or gear.

Protect your gear
  • Passport stolen?
  • Airline lost your gear?
  • Bags delayed?

Help starts here.

  • Emergency Overseas Medical & Dental Expenses
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation & Repatriation
  • Trip Cancellation or Interruption
  • 24-Hour Assistance Services
  • Baggage
  • And more (depending on your country of residence)
*This is a general summary only. Restrictions, exclusions and limitations will apply. Coverage may not be available for all countries, states or provinces. Benefit limits may vary depending on the plan chosen. Get a quote for full details.

24/7 emergency assistance

Whether you need medical assistance or emergency evacuation, our teams are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year before and during your trip.

Are you in need of emergency assistance right now?

Contact the team

Travel insurance. Simple & flexible.

Travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families. Nobody wants to think about all the things that could go wrong on their trip, but these things can and do happen. So be prepared and get your travel insurance today.