Travel

The main international airport in Morocco is the airport of Casablanca MOHAMMED V. Casablanca has direct connections to major European cities (e.g., Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bordeaux, Brussels, Frankfurt, Lisbon, London, Lyon, Madrid, Marseilles, Moscow, Nice, Paris, Rome, Strasbourg, Toulouse) and elsewhere (e.g., Johannesburg, Montreal, New York). Marrakech can be reached by plane from Casablanca (one hour) or by train. There are also direct flights to Marrakech (including charters) from several major European cities.
Airlines serving Casablanca (e.g.): ROYAL AIR MAROC, AIR FRANCE, ALITALIA, BITISH AIRWAYS, LUFTHANSA, IBERIA, AEROFLOT,...
There are also frequent and comfortable trains to Casablanca.
For more information please see Marrakech Travel Guide

Visa

A visa is required for citizens of some countries. However, nationals from most EU countries, USA, etc. do not need a visa. For further informations please see this site. For the list of Embassies & Consulates of Morocco arround the world, follow this link
For invitation or any information or help concerning visa please contact the organizing committee :
Pr. Rajaa Cherkaoui or Pr. Driss Benchekroun

Passports

Non-Moroccan visitors arriving in Morocco are required to be in possession of a passport valid for at least 6 months from date of entry.
Note: (a) Children up to and including 16 years may travel on their parents' passport, but must have photographs included in these passports by the relevant authorities. (b) All temporary travel document holders need to get clearance from Moroccan authorities and this may take up to 2 months. Apply at nearest Consulate or Consular Section of Embassy for further details.

Climate

The climate varies from region to region. On the coasts, the winter is mild and humid, the summer is hot. Inland, contrasts are greater. Weather in Marrakech is pleasent at this time of the year (October). Temperature ranges between 12 C and 25 C.

Currency

The national currency is the Dirham. One US dollar is approximatly equivalent to 8 MAD, one Euro to 11MAD For actual rates, please click here. Traveller’s checks and credit cards are also accepted and money can be withdrawn with credit cards at banks or directly at automatic teller machines. Credit cards are generally accepted in upscale hotels, boutiques, restaurants and other shops.

About the city of Marrakech

Marrakech is a city located in the heart of Morocco, on the bottom of the Atlas Mountains. Historically very important, Marrakech was during several periods, the capital of the kingdom. Bustling with tourism and local several handicraft industry, Marrakech is indeed on important city within Morocco itself, contributing to the country’s economic growth.

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