Morocco Driving Advice and Car Hire Info

Driving In Morocco
Roads are generally in fairly good condition with modern highways linking Tangier, Rabat, Fez, Casablanca, and Marrakesh. Dual carriageways link other major cities. Secondary routes in rural areas are often narrow and poorly paved with a smattering of potholes. Roads through the Rif and Atlas mountains are steep, narrow and winding. Maximum caution should be exercised when driving in the mountains. Driving standards are not up to European or USA standards. This is particularly true at dusk during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, when adherence to traffic regulations can be lax, and from July to September when Moroccans resident abroad return from Europe by car in large numbers.
Pedestrians, scooters, and animal-drawn conveyances are common on all roadways, including main roads and driving at night should be avoided, if possible. During the rainy season (November – March) flash flooding is frequent and sometimes severe, washing away roads and vehicles in rural areas. If you’re involved in a road accident, you should complete a ‘Constat Amiable’ form, to be signed by both parties. Blank forms are available on arrival from tobacconists in all cities.If you enter Morocco with a vehicle, the registration number will be recorded. If you’re not in possession of the same vehicle when leaving Morocco, you’ll be refused exit and detained. You’ll also need to provide evidence of adequate motor insurance for the vehicle upon entry.

Although I try and keep the information in the site updated as much as possible, in a rapidly moving world, situations can change daily. Therefore please use the site as an approximate guide, and in conjunction with other resources in order to form your view on driving conditions, roads, safety etc.

Morocco Car Rental –
Sixt, Hertz, Alamo , National, Budget, Dollar, Thrifty, Avis, have outlets here.Also usually features on Car rental broker sites and Web discount sites such as Expedia.

We currently have no local car rental partners in Morocco. If you are a local car rental company who would like to feature on please check details on our Partnering page or contact us on

Morocco Self Drive Rules-
None of the big companies allow cars to be taken out of Morroco.


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