Travel Vaccinations for Morocco

Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Morocco

A consultation will be completed with one of our specialist travel health nurses to assess your individual travel plans and health background before making recommendations, which can then be administered during the same appointment.

Hepatitis A - Adult
From £93
Hepatitis B (call to reserve)
From £57
Typhoid
From £60
Rabies
From £75
Tetanus, Diphtheria & Polio
From £50

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Destination Information for Morocco

Another popular tourist destination, the North African country of Morocco is the perfect getaway for travellers who want to experience both the rich culture of Islamic Africa and the stunning panoramic views of the Sahara Desert.

The city of Marrakesh is an absolute must – Winston Churchill once described this incredible metropolis as “simply the nicest place on Earth to spend an afternoon”. Bustling markets, ancient architecture and maze-like alleyways make this a unique place to visit, and certainly a destination you won’t forget!

There are plenty of other memorable cities in Morocco, including Essaouira, on the West coast. This is a fashionable and cosmopolitan hotspot for relaxing lunches by the beach, perfect for chilling out and taking a break from the hustle and bustle of life.

If you’re looking for a base from which to explore more remote areas, the settlements of Merzouga and M’Hamid at the edge of the Sahara are ideally placed for a camel ride out into the desert. For those who love to visit World Heritage Sites, there is the Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou; a pre-Saharan habitat that is a striking example of ancient architecture found in Southern Morocco.

Taste traditional Moroccan cuisine, haggle for aromatic oils and handmade crafts or experience a Hammam steam bath. Whether you’re after an organised package holiday or a more ‘authentic’ Moroccan experience spent exploring their many wonders, this fabulous country is rich in its variety of sounds, smells and sites, and we guarantee you’ll never be bored.

With its ancient cities, beautiful coastal resorts and desert towns, Morocco has it all. All visitors should receive the recommended vaccines dependent upon itinerary. This includes Hepatitis A and B, Tetanus, Typhoid and Rabies vaccines prior to travel, so book an appoint at one of our clinics to make sure you’re protected.

Infections and Outbreaks frequently change from country to country and by attending our clinics you will be given the most up to date clinical and safety advice from our team of specialists. Our advice to you often includes aspects such as:

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Non Vaccinated Diseases

Rift Valley fever

Rift Valley fever (RVF) is an acute, fever-causing viral disease that usually affects domesticated animals (such as cattle and sheep), but can also infect and cause illness in humans. The majority of human infections are caused by direct or indirect contact with the blood or organs of infected animals.

West Nile virus

West Nile virus (WNV) is spread by mosquitoes in many countries. There are usually no symptoms, although some people develop mild flu-like symptoms, nausea and skin rash. The virus is not contagious and should get better without any treatment.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25
Natural Mosquito Repellent - 100ml
£7.75

Leishmaniasis

A parasitic disease transmitted by the bite of an infected sandfly. Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (the most common): Causes skin lesions, mainly ulcers on exposed parts of the body, causing scars and serious disability. 90% of cases are in the Americas, the Mediterranean basin, the Middle East and Asia. Visceral Leishmaniasis (the most dangerous): Causes enlarged spleen and liver, anaemia, weight loss and irregular bouts of fever. Highly endemic in the Indian Subcontinent and East Africa. Mucotaneous (the least common): Causes partial or total destruction of the mucous membranes in the nose, mouth and throat. Most cases are found in Peru, Bolivia and Brazil.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25

Schistosomiasis

Schistosomiasis, also called bilharzia, is an infection caused by a parasitic worm that lives in fresh water in subtropical and tropical regions. Avoid swimming in fresh water rivers, streams and lakes if you can. You often don't have any symptoms at first, but after a few weeks may develop a rash, high temperature, cough, diarrhoea and joint pain. Schistosomiasis can usually be treated successfully with a short course of a medication that kills the worms.

Additional Health Risks Information for Morocco

Although Morocco is a destination that remains extremely popular with tourists, the threat of terrorist attacks or other violent incidents here is high. If you’re thinking of a holiday or trip to Morocco, consider travelling through an organised tour company, or ensure that you are completely up to date and aware of the current security situation for your specific destination at the time of travel. Petty crime is common, particularly in tourist areas, and more violent crime although less prevalent, is not unusual. Stay with your group, and take particular care if you are visiting an area outside the main holiday resorts and tourist destinations.  Avoid carrying visible valuables or large amounts of money.

Consult a travel clinic for the necessary vaccines before travelling.

There are reasonable healthcare facilities in Morocco suitable for use by tourists and other visitors to the country. Make sure you have adequate travel insurance in place to cover the cost of your treatment. If you’re not on a package holiday or you don’t have a local tour guide, call 150 and ask for an ambulance in the event of a medical emergency.

Morocco is in an earthquake zone, and minor quakes and tremors are frequent. If you’re staying in a hotel, take note of any safety or evacuation procedures. If you’re planning to explore, whether on your own or in a group, take a first aid kit with you, along with plenty of fresh drinking water and a reliable means of summoning help. It can be extremely hot in Morocco, and you will need to stay hydrated. It is always safest to trek or explore in rural or unfamiliar areas with a local guide.

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