As the Israel-Hamas conflict rumbles on, many travellers are worried about the safety of visiting destinations such as Egypt, Jordan and Morocco. It’s worth noting that Morocco is around 3,555km away from Gaza – about as far from Gaza as the UK is. However, travellers might be concerned about visiting the country in a climate of political instability and following the September 8 earthquake in Morocco. Here is everything we know about travelling to Morocco and Marrakech right now.
Is it safe to travel to Morocco at the moment?
Morocco is open to international visitors and is generally regarded as safe to visit.
What about Marrakech?
Despite the recent earthquake severely impacting Marrakech, the city is now considered safe to visit. As is the case with most major cities, travellers are advised to be wary of pickpockets and petty crime.
What has the Foreign Office said?
The UK Foreign Office does not currently advise against travel to Morocco, though on October 16 it did update its advice to exercise caution and avoid political demonstrations.
Has Morocco been affected by the Israel-Hamas conflict?
Geographically speaking, Morocco is very far away from Israel. However, as is the case in many countries across the world, Moroccans have taken to the streets to protest the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
Read all the latest travel advice for Jordan, Türkiye, and Egypt and Israel.
For all the information about helping those affected by the conflict in Israel, read our guide on charities and organisations providing vital aid and where you can donate.
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