If you are searching for information about Morocco Tours from Portugal, then you have definitely come to the right place, and we are confident that you will find all the answers you need right here on this page. And, if you later decide that you want to press ahead and visit this fascinating country, then we would like to invite to take a look at some of our high quality Morocco tour packages from Portugal, or from any other destination for that matter.
When you book Morocco package tours through us, you are booking through a Middle East tour operator that has been creating and offering high quality tours in the region ever since 1955. In other words, you can look forward to a travel experience which is as seamless and as flawless as it possibly can be.
Why Book Morocco Tours from Portugal
Every popular tourist destination has its own special draw; its own unique sort of appeal. For instance, most people visit Egypt because they want to see the pyramids; stroll through ancient burial grounds, tombs and temples; enjoy a luxurious Nile River cruise, or maybe because they just want to relax and unwind on the Red Sea coast.
Morocco may not be reminiscent of an ancient society in the way Egypt is, but Morocco has something else going for it: its enchanting imperial cities and its many towns and villages which almost seem to have been frozen in time. Who doesn’t want to spend time strolling around inside the bustling souks and bazaars which are to be found in every Moroccan city, or enjoy a breathtaking journey along a long and winding mountain pass through the spectacular High Atlas Mountains?
Whether you are looking for an unforgettable sightseeing extravaganza; a once in a lifetime desert safari, or simply a carefree and hassle-free break in the sun, Morocco tours from Portugal could be just the sort of vacation you have been dreaming about. So, let’s go ahead and take a look at common questions people have when it comes to booking Morocco tours from Portugal.
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Passport Requirements for Visiting Morocco
Like all countries, Moroccan authorities require all visitors to be in possession of a valid passport. The validity of your passport must also be good for at least 6 months as from your arrival date, and you need to have a least one blank page in your passport for your visa and/or entry and exit stamps.
If you are traveling to Morocco with children up to and including 16 years of age, they can visit Morocco on the passport of either parent, but their photos must also appear in the passport, and the photos must have been added by the issuing authority. Please be advised that it is best to check your passport/s prior to booking any Morocco tours from Portugal because if the above requirements are not met, you will be denied entry into the Kingdom.
Visa Requirements for People Traveling on Portuguese Passports
While the nationals of numerous countries are able to visit Morocco for up to 90 days without a visa, including the citizens of places such as the United States and Great Britain, those people who are traveling on a Portuguese passport cannot. Instead, if you are going to be traveling on a Portuguese passport, you will need to apply for a visa before traveling to Morocco.
Although the visa application is very simple and straightforward, certain requirements do need to be met in order to qualify for a visa. If your application is successful, you will be granted a 90 tourist visa. The actually processing time can take anywhere from 2 to 15 days, depending on where you apply, and whether or not you take advantage any available “fast-track” service if it is offered. This is certainly something worth remembering when booking Morocco tours from Portugal.
At the time of writing, the visa requirements for people traveling on a Portuguese passport were as follows:
- Completed and signed visa application form.
- Your original passport and a copy of the page with your photo on.
- 4 x passport-sized color photos.
- Copy of your provisional flight itinerary.
- A certificate/letter of employment from your employer.
- In the case of students, a school or university letter confirming their attendance.
- In the case of business owners, a copy of their most recent income tax remittance.
- Provisional hotel reservation/s or a signed letter of invitation from your sponsor in Morocco.
- If married to a Moroccan citizen, a copy of your marriage certificate and a copy of the passport or ID card belonging to your spouse. In this case, you don’t need an invitation letter or proof of provisional hotel bookings.
Visa Extensions and Overstays
Anyone who wishes to remain in Morocco for more than 90 days must apply for permission at a police station located in the vicinity of where they are staying in Morocco, and they have to apply within 15 days of arriving in the country.
While the Moroccan authorities generally don’t come down too hard on travelers who accidentally overstay their visas, most travelers who have been through this will agree that it is far from pleasant, and a sure way to spoil what would otherwise have been a picture-perfect vacation. In short, if you overstay your visa, you will have to appear in front of a judge, which therefore could also mean that you will spend time in police custody. In most cases, the judge will impose a fine, and you will not be allowed to leave Morocco until the fine has been paid.
Enjoy Morocco Tours from Portugal the Way they should Be Enjoyed
Morocco tours from Portugal should be unforgettable, but they should be unforgettable for all the right reasons rather than for all the wrong reasons. As is always the case when you travel, a little bit of common sense can go a long way in helping you to avoid unnecessary problems. For example, don’t be tempted to get into heated discussions about religion or politics; dress modestly and/or conservatively, and particularly when entering places of worship; avoid quiet and dimly lit areas at night, and never be tempted into buying anything which could potentially be illegal.
If you would like to find out more about Morocco tours from Portugal, of if you would like to book a truly magical Morocco tour package, please feel free to contact us, and one of our friendly and highly experienced travel specialists will be more than happy to help.