✈️ Heading to Morocco? We've gathered some tips from the bunq community to make sure your trip is the smoothest it can be. 😎
Check them out below! 🌈 👇
Using your card
💳 Do I need cash in Morocco, or can I use my card everywhere?
Cards are accepted, but small vendors may only take cash, especially in markets
Not all payment terminals work well with mobile wallets such as Apple Pay or Google Pay.
💰 What currency do they use here?
The currency here is Moroccan dirham. The symbol is د.م. or MAD.
🏧 Which ATM’s can I use for free?
The bunq community has reported free withdrawals at these ATMs.
- BMCI (BNP Paribas)
- Credit Agricole
- Al Barid Bank
💵 If I want cash, how much should I take out of an ATM?
1 000 MAD should be enough for a few days.
💳 Should I choose local currency or Euros when paying?
If you're asked to choose between local currency and Euros, always choose local currency.
That way bunq does the conversion for you, and you get to take advantage of the best rates with bunq ZeroFX.
📱 Can I roam, or should I get a local SIM?
Most EU mobile plans will charge you for roaming.
Wifi is readily available, especially in coffee shops.
If you want to get a local SIM card, you can learn about your options here.
Useful things to know
💁♀️ How does tipping work?
The service fee is sometimes charged to your bill. If this happens there's no need to tip on top. Otherwise, leaving a few dirhams on top of the bill is appreciated.
🍺 How much does a 0.5L beer cost?
🍽 How much does an average meal cost?
🚨 What’s the emergency number?
There are different numbers for the different services here.
- 🚓 Police: 19
- 🚑 Ambulance: 15
- 🚒 Fire: 15
🔌 What type of plug do they use?
This one! It’s the standard two pin plug.
🚗 What side of the road do they drive on?
They drive on the right side of the road here.
🗺 How do I navigate my way around?
Google and Apple Maps both work well.
Otherwise, we recommend Rome2Rio as the best way to find out how to get anywhere. It even tells you the cost of each option. 🙌
👀 Any other good tips?
Visit Chefchaouen, a refugee camp back in the days. Most of the buildings are painted in blue. Go find out the reason!
If you've been to Morocco 🇲🇦 share your experience! The following would be really useful for other bunqers to know:
- Which ATMs are free to use?
- What card should I use and where?
- Any other info you think may be useful.
Share your experience with us in the comments below! 🌈 👇