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Money and duty free for Morocco

Currency and Money

Currency information

Moroccan Dirham (MAD; symbol Dh), where every 100-unit is called a santim. Notes are in denominations of Dh200, 100, 50, and 20. Coins are in denominations of Dh10, 5 and 1, as well as 20, 10 and 5 santim coins.

Credit cards

Cash is preferred in Morocco, but Mastercard and Visa are accepted in most hotels and restaurants. Using other types of credit cards may face some challenges.


Some ATMs in cities accept foreign cards.

Travellers cheques

Travellers' cheques are no longer popular and should be avoided.

Banking hours

Mon-Fri 0830-1830 (with most shut during lunch hours).

Currency restrictions

The Moroccan Dirham is a non-convertible currency, meaning it isn't traded internationally. You may, however, import or export a small amount (below Dh2,000).

There is no limit on the amount of foreign cash you can bring into Morocco.

Currency exchange

Euros are the easiest foreign currency to exchange and use licensed bureaux de change only – usually there is one at the airport. Keep the receipt issued as you may need to change your unspent Dirham back into the original national currency upon departure.

Avoid bringing Scottish or Northern Irish banknotes as they can't be exchanged in Morocco.

Morocco duty free


The following goods may be imported into Morocco without incurring customs duty:

• 200g of tobacco products
• 1 litre of spirits and 1 litre of wine.
• 150ml of perfume and 250ml of eau de toilette.
• Gifts to the value of Dh2,000.

Banned Imports

Firearms and ammunition, narcotics, and publications containing immoral, sexual or offensive material.

Banned Exports

You must obtain permission to export expensive cultural artefacts. Exporting national currency, the Moroccan dirham, is forbidden.

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