Morocco, a North African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, is distinguished by its Berber, Arabian and European cultural influences. Marrakesh’s medina, a mazelike medieval quarter, offers entertainment in its Djemaa el-Fna square and souks (marketplaces) selling ceramics, jewelry and metal lanterns. The capital Rabat’s Kasbah of the Udayas is a 12th-century royal fort overlooking the water.
Tourism in Morocco is well developed, with a strong tourist industry focused on the country’s coast, culture, and history. Morocco has been one of the most politically stable countries in North Africa, which has allowed tourism to develop. The Moroccan government created a Ministry of Tourism in 1985. Tourism is considered as one of the main foreign exchange sources in Morocco.
The country’s attractions can be divided into seven regions
• The four Imperial cities — the four historical capital cities of Morocco: Fez, Marrakesh, Meknes and Rabat
• Casablanca — Morocco’s largest city; home of the Hassan II Mosque, which has the world’s tallest minaret at 656 feet
• Tangier and the surrounding area
• Ouarzazate — a noted film-making location; the fortified village (ksar) of Ait Benhaddou west of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
• Agadir and its beach resorts
• Tarfaya and its beach resorts
• Fez – Morocco’s second largest city and it is the science and spiritual capital of Morocco.It contains an old area which is considered as the biggest area in the world where vehicles can’t get in. It is also the home of “Al Qarawyien” the world’s oldest university.
As a Nigerian you will need to get a visa to visit Morocco, thou Morocco is trying to become part of ECOWAS, till that happens Nigerians will continue to apply for a visa to visit the Kingdom.
Applying for a Moroccan Visa entails submission of an application form with the following supporting document
Original Statement of Account for the last six months (dully signed and stamped by the bank)
(Personal/Salary Account and in case of corporate sponsorship you will need the company corporate account, proof of signatory and your own salary account statement)
Original Introduction letter from your organization/office (dully signed and stamped)
Complete certified certificate of incorporation with tax certificate of the company
Coloured Invitation letter from Morocco organizer (dully signed and stamped)
Photocopy of bio-data page of your international passport and company ID
Two passport photographs (white background)
Hotel reservation in Morocco
Travel Insurance (Africa basic or Worldwide) at least 90days with photocopy
Marriage certificate and evidence of change of name for couple
Valid Residence Permit for non-Nigerian