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Jun 8th, 2013, 05:38 PM
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My husband and I are planning to take a trip in the fall of this year to Morocco and probably Tunisia as well. Do we need visas to enter these two countries; we are 66 in age and Canadian citizens. Have done extensive traveling in several countries but it will be our first in Africa! What would be the best time to travel and considering the weather. I would also like to know your comments on vaccinations. Your comments and suggestions are all welcomed

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Jun 8th, 2013, 06:48 PM
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Here in the USA we have a website through our Department of State that will give us information if a visa is required. US citizens are not required to have a visa to enter Morocco. We also have the CDC website--Center for Disease Control that gives information for travel vaccines.

http://www.morocco.com/essentials/visas-passports/
http://www.worldtravelguide.net/tunisia/passport-visa
Canadians do not need a visa for either country. Just a return ticket and a passport that is valid 6 months after your stay.

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinat...r/none/morocco
No vaccines are required to enter Morocco, however there are recommended ones: hepatitis A and B, tetanus, typhoid. Also rabies if you will be handling animals. My first three trips I got all but the rabies, even though I was on a farm I wasn't going to be handling the animals. My son is going with me in a couple weeks to Morocco, so we got the rabies in case he wants to touch the animals. It probably isn't needed, but I would rather have a little bit of protection in case.

I would recommend bringing with you an antibiotic for traveler's diarrhea, imodium AD, and some oral rehydration salts too. I have had stomach issues all three trips and had to use the antibiotic on the first trip. I only drink bottled water there.

October is a nice time to go there. It is not too hot or too cold or too rainy.
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Jun 8th, 2013, 07:20 PM
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Thanks very much for your prompt and detailed reply about Morocco. It seems by your reply that you have traveled to Tunisia as well if so please tell me about your experience in that country. Much appreciate it!
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Jun 9th, 2013, 01:22 PM
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Acutally, I have never been to Tunisia. Only Morocco. I only searched on line to get you the links. I know nothing about Tunisia. I know of a Moroccan that goes there occasionally for work. I would think the terain, weather, and local culture is the same as Morocco. The pictures on Google Earth look the same.

Try adding tag words of Morocco and Tunisia to your post. You might get some additional help that way.
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Jun 14th, 2013, 01:17 PM
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u are very welcome to Morocco,u dont need a visa to see this Beautiful part of the world ...
The Best time to Visit , its dependans what attracting you and ur interssing things to see , because Morocco has a lot of kinds of weathers, landscap and cultures, passing from Sea ( Ocean's and Beach's Cities tell Desert Sahara , passing by montians) but the perfect time to travel anywhere u want it start from September tell Jun.
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Jun 16th, 2013, 02:40 PM
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thanks so much to ladybug and aliombour for your responses. Ladybug could you explain to me what is"trying adding a tag words of Morocco& Tunisia". What does a tag mean to post a topic?

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Jun 17th, 2013, 03:47 PM
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No Visa required for Canadian citizens. When you land you fill in an immigration form & then see the officer - who doesn't even talk - he just stamps the form & you are in.

Always wise to get Twinex (for the heps) & Dukoral is not a bad idea.

We survived Morocco - with only a head cold.

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Jun 20th, 2013, 07:37 AM
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Rozy, it would be useful to know how long you'll have for your trip. I'm wondering if, given the similarities, it might not make sense to visit just Morocco this trip, spend a more leisurely amount of time in each location.

Do you have guidebooks? My Lonely Planet guides, and I suspect most others, have climate charts which I find a great help in deciding where to go when. Morocco and probably Tunisia can be quite cold sometimes. I spent a miserable couple of weeks in Marrakech one trip trying to keep warm and dry.
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Jun 20th, 2013, 11:13 AM
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Hi Rozy. We are so excited as we just finished our plans for our Moroccan trip in the fall. We are going the last week of September and the first week of October and we understand that is a great time to go,especially to the Sahara.
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Jun 20th, 2013, 12:24 PM
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Thanks so much to all your replies and comments.

MmePerdu we would like to spend time in Tunisia as well. Probably we would like to spend three weeks in total, probably more. And I heard that October will be a good month to travel weather wise.

1Caroline happy travels. Enjoy!
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Jun 21st, 2013, 03:19 AM
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Caroline - looks like we're on the same trip schedule as you... Sept 29 thru Oct 9. Rabat - Fez - Sahara - Marrakech - Rabat.
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Jun 21st, 2013, 05:12 AM
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And I'll be there on a return trip mid-September.
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Jun 27th, 2013, 04:05 PM
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Astein - We're Sept 26 (actually arrive 27th) through Oct 8 and then we go on to Barcelona for three days. We will be in Marrakech, Sahara, Ouarzazate, Zagara, Essaouira,and Casablanca. We couldn't make it to Fez as we're going fairly deep into the dessert. Maybe we'll cross paths.

Rozy - Thanks.
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Jun 27th, 2013, 04:16 PM
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Oh, BTW, Astein, if you see someone that can't figure out how to get on the camel, please help as that may be me. There really is a video on YouTube teaching how to mount a camel. ;-)
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Jun 27th, 2013, 04:26 PM
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Just hold on tight and move your weight with the camel. I've now ridden camels in three countries, and find the experience way over-hyped.
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Jul 4th, 2013, 02:01 AM
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The right time for trips to morocco is October through November but you will miss the cultural festivals that occur in hot and busy summer months. Yet it will be a great experience.
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Jul 7th, 2013, 04:59 AM
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Canadians DO NOT NEED a visa to enter Morocco and Tunisia for up to 90 days.
March-Early June & Sept-Early Dec are the best times to visit Morocco.
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Caroline,

Pretty sure we'll be in the same boat with the camels... thinking about duct taping myself to the beast.

Looks like we're going in reasonably opposite directions, so I'll wave as we pass!
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