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Morocco, is it safe?

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Due to instability of the region, is it safe to travel around Morocco with an American passport? what do travelbloggers think? thanks!
3 years ago, March 26th 2011 No: 1 Msg: #132075  
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My wife and I will be traveling to Morocco this June 11.
Long story short, I dont feel comfortable walking around under the circumstances of the region.
They might be a bit angry towards "white people" (even though I am from Turkey, living in San Francisco).

Due to instability of the region, is it safe to travel around Morocco with an American passport? what do travelbloggers think?

thanks! Reply to this

3 years ago, March 31st 2011 No: 2 Msg: #132497  
I agree with you. If you are American, I think you have to be cautious when traveling to countries somewhere in the Middle East and Africa. Reply to this

3 years ago, March 31st 2011 No: 3 Msg: #132578  
I am female american planning on going to Morocco in May and have spoken to a few people who just returned from a 1month trip there. They assured me it was very safe country- assuming you are not flaunting your expensive jewelery and asking for trouble. As long as you dress modestly, try a bit to blend in, do not look too rich or stand out, are not flashing money or jewelery, etc, that you should have no troubles.

However, also, I read on travel.state.gov, i think is the address; it is travel advisories for americans. They go on about being careful of demonstrations (that is in ANY country) and there is a *greater* potential to be mugged in daylight or crowded areas. But, it is rare, and like i said those people probably asking for it.

hope this helps! Reply to this

3 years ago, April 2nd 2011 No: 4 Msg: #132707  
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thanks for the responses! of course, anything helps, enjoy your travels Reply to this

3 years ago, April 14th 2011 No: 5 Msg: #133807  
hey everybody.
it really wrong of what you thinking of morocco.i just came back 3 weeks ago from there,i had same taughts before, i was affraid to travel to an arab country, but i assume that that was wrong, i was very safe people are so kind, and no matter if you are american or from elsewhere,no difference between white and black.
just be ok and enjoy you time.good luck Reply to this

3 years ago, July 28th 2011 No: 6 Msg: #141138  
i was surprised with your question but any way if you afraid to be their because you'r white .Morocco it's a homogeneous country so you can find Blacks browns yellow and white that looks like Americans so your color its not important.
Moroccan do not heat any west People maybe the people heat the policy for there government but not heat the people .
Moroccan are very friendly people especially with the tourists as soon as they see that you are respecting them.
i hope after your trip you going to hear good news from you Reply to this

35 months ago, August 26th 2011 No: 7 Msg: #142414  
Morocco is a very lovely place, no need to be overly cautious or weary. Just make sure you dress modestly to avoid attention, but this applies to any tourists Reply to this

35 months ago, August 29th 2011 No: 8 Msg: #142517  
sure it is safe, i loved it all of it just a wonderful place to be in. take many day in your vacation and explore it, enjoy the landscapes, the culture. ride the camels in the desert, get lost in the medieval city Fez. and taste Marrakech the real Morocco. Fantastic mate do not give it a miss.
You will love it. Reply to this

34 months ago, September 20th 2011 No: 9 Msg: #143587  
ya, Morocco is a safe place for traveling because I had been staying for six months there in my last tour. Mostly the people of Morocco are very loving and friendly. So no doubt it is a good place for traveling.

Regards
Bolanzana
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33 months ago, November 11th 2011 No: 10 Msg: #146803  
I'm always surprised when I hear people say they are they are afraid to travel in Muslim countries. I always recommend that they do a bit of reading and gain an understanding of the foundation of the religion. These are kind and peaceful people.

We've just returned from Morocco and can assure you that it is a very safe country to travel in and around.

In my opinion, it is certainly more safe than America. The majority of crimes in this country are theft, drugs and bank robberies. They have had a few murders. This surprised me a bit since it is nearly impossible to purchase a gun in this country. What I learned is that most murders committed are by strangulation or stabbing.

Many of the Moroccan's we spoke to love America and many have friends or family living here and hope to some day go for a visit.

Happy Travels-- please go visit Morocco---- the foods are amazing.

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31 months ago, December 22nd 2011 No: 11 Msg: #149228  
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yes is safe Reply to this

29 months ago, February 24th 2012 No: 12 Msg: #152303  

Morocco is very safe compared to North America. I was there last year and had the time of my life. Slept very well and peaceful. The people were fantastic.
Then went to America to visit and got robbed by drug addicts.. Reply to this

28 months ago, March 12th 2012 No: 13 Msg: #153103  
Morocco should be rather safe, even at the moment. Sure there are things one shouldn't do, like exposing their fancy Camera around their neck more than necessary. But all in all I would defintily go to this beautiful country! Reply to this

28 months ago, March 16th 2012 No: 14 Msg: #153274  
Been in Morocco several times and always love. people are friendly and very generous. I think it will be no problem at all.

Enjoy your time, Reply to this

27 months ago, April 30th 2012 No: 15 Msg: #155503  
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22 months ago, September 28th 2012 No: 16 Msg: #161548  
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I lived 18 years in Morocco I can assure you that it is very safe. When you're talking about color differences just know that Morocco is in North Africa, they are all whites. Second, Morocco has nothing, nothing against American people, they love all cultures and all nations. When you go to certain places like the old city, called also "medina", be careful because it's a working-class area, and someone can steal you. But this in in every country, there are always some places you have to avoid or be careful in!

So believe me, go to Morocco you won't regret it ! Reply to this

19 months ago, December 11th 2012 No: 17 Msg: #164187  
Morocco is totaly a safe place. I am Moroccan and working in travel industry for several years, Americans always have had this concern than other tourist. No worries, people here are very friendly, nice . I hope you enjoy your stay in Our country <snip>
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4 weeks ago, June 25th 2014 No: 18 Msg: #182892  
There is absolutely no problem travelling in Morocco.It is safe everywhere.You can also use oficail guides or visit the cities yourself. Reply to this

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