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    overall Morocco IS safe for tourists IF you take some reasonable precautions. The crime rate is quite high, sometimes tourists do get mugged and robbed (Tangier is notorious for this), but mostly it's petty crime - bag snatching, pick pocketing and other crimes of opportunity. Easily combated if you deny the thieves the 'opportunity' ie don't leave valuable in plain sight, put wallets in secure front pocket, ditch the backpack (which screams 'tourist, rob me!') and keep your wits about you.
    No go zones: in Fez, Marakech and Casablanca - just the usual poorly-lit backstreets and run-down areas especially at night. The Western Sahara is off limits because of a long-running insurgency and the fact the place is littered with landmines. The land border with Algeria is presently closed, don't go there.
    You are obviously aware that there was a terror bombing in the main square of Marakech which killed 16 people. An Al Qaida offshoot was blamed, and 3 people have been arrested. It appears as though this was an attempt to further destabilise the Moroccan government in light of pro-democracy protests earlier this year. It's backfired - a couple of weekends ago the pro-democracy protesters took to the streets again and while pushing for faster reform also completely rejected any acts of violence. In particular they condemned calls by Al Qaida for a campaign of "mayhem". The prospects for Morocco look good.
    I recommend you read more of our safety tips for Morocco which you'll find here on WorldNomads.com.
    Book the trip and enjoy. Phil over 9 years ago

    Answered by Ask Phil via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Morocco, in general is very safe and receptive to tourists. It is a major part of their economy and there are many wonderful sights to see. The culture is very hospitable and exotic. I have travelled many times as a single female to visit friends and sights in Morocco. I can highly recommend my friend, Rachid Azeouane at La Terrasse des Delices in Fint Oasis, near Ouarzazate Morocco for his family Auberge and to experience local Berber cuisine and culture. He can also help arrange nearby tours to Ait Ben Haddou or other sites as you like. Please see his site "http://www.terrassedesdeliceshotelouarzazate.com/hotel-morocco" or check on Trip Advisor for additional comments and pictures. Safe Travels!! over 9 years ago

    Answered by Jennifer Amann via Site_iconWorldNomads.com

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