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Travel advise: payments in Morocco
Jet off well-informed to Morocco. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in Morocco.
Paying by credit card or debit card in Morocco is generally possible in the main tourist centres of Morocco's main cities: Agadir, Casablanca, Fes and Marrakech. But even in the main tourist cities there is a large part of the economy that is cash-only. Vendors only accepting cash are for example taxi drivers and vendors in the Souks, the traditional Arab markets.
If you are going to pay by card in Morocco: Be aware of bank card fees and currency conversion fees for card payments. ATM withdrawals will also incur costs including currency conversion fees. Your bank's MAD to GBP exchange rate may be quite bad. This is how banks make money.
Before using your bank card for payments in The Maghreb and North Africa it's certainly a good idea to contact your bank. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious.
It's certainly recommended to take the maximum Moroccan Dirham cash allowance into Morocco: 2000 dirhams per person. Many vendors in Morocco only accept cash payments, for example salesmen in Souk markets and taxi drivers. You'll also need cash dirhams for tipping.
You can purchase extra Moroccan Dirhams in Morocco but it's advisable not to do so on the airport as exchange rates there are quite bad. The best rates for buying Dirhams are offered when bought with Euros or US dollars.
The overall cost of living in Morocco is much lower than the cost of living in the UK: Prices are on average 48% lower in Morocco compared to prices at home.
For a coffee in a cafe in Marrakech you can expect to pay around 12 MAD. A three-course meal in a mid-range restaurant will cost you about 100 MAD per person.
Tourists in Morocco are free to give a tip if they want. There is no formal tipping culture in Morocco and locals tend to round up the bill when tipping. In most tourist places a 10% tip is the norm. Some restaurantes may add a service charge, so check your bill.
If you like the service, and if there isn't already a service charge on the bill, you can leave a tip of 10% or more, in cash.
Banknotes in Morocco
Issued by the Rabat-based Bank Al-Maghrib since 2012, the current set of Dirham banknotes all bear the image of King Mohammed VI. The notes in use are 20 MAD, 50 MAD, 100 MAD and 200 MAD. The banknotes of 10 dirhams have been replaced by coins.
Coins in Morocco
Moroccan coins range from 10 santimat (0.10 MAD) to the bi-metallic 10 dirhams. Did you get back from Morocco with some leftover coins? Our sister company Leftover Currency can help you to exchange Moroccan Dirham coins back to cash.
Morocco's currency import and export regulations
Each traveler can take a maximum of 2000 Moroccan Dirhams into and out of the Kingdom of Morocco. If you are carrying over the equivalent of 100,000 MAD you need to make a cash declaration, both on arrival and when departing Morocco.
Ordering Moroccan Dirhams online
Order Moroccan Dirhams online and have them delivered fast and securely to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy Moroccan Dirhams online.
Selling back Moroccan Dirhams
If you have Moroccan Dirhams to sell, follow this link to exchange Moroccan Dirhams to Pounds, click on 'sell currency' and select 'MAD Moroccan Dirham'. We'll pay good rates for your leftover Moroccan Dirhams.