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comprehensive car insurance in Morocco

I shall be travelling from the UK through France and Spain for a 2 week Moroccan holiday in early May with our Nissan X Trail. I've just found that the RAC, with whom we have car insurance, won't issue a green card for Morocco nor cover any form of car insurance outside the EU, and nor will the AA or any of the specialist car insurance brokers that we have tried. I note that we can purchase a green card at Tang Med when we arrive, but I'm unsure whether the companies offering this are open all hours when the ferries run, and I really want comprehensive insurance cover for the car if at all possible, and not just the third pary insurance implied with the green card. Do you know if any companies giving UK car insurance will cover Morocco with any sort of comprehensive policy, or whether it is possible to get comprehensive cover at the port from the insurance booths I've heard exist on arrival (which may be on the last ferry of the day)?

Jim Gould

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Marrakech, Morocco
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1. Re: comprehensive car insurance in Morocco

Try AXA, an international company with offices in Morocco.

http://www.axa-equitable.com/home.jsp

I certainly would not leave it to the vagaries of the agencies at Tanger Med. Welcome to the Morocco forums Jim.

London, United...
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2. Re: comprehensive car insurance in Morocco

Insurance that you buy in Morocco is third party only.

If you want comprehensive, ask your insurance broker to find cover for you. It is possible, but will be expensive.

Woodbridge, United...
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3. Re: comprehensive car insurance in Morocco

Thanks. It was difficult, and I tried 6 brokers before finding Swintons who were helpful, and persuaded Aviva to ensure me for the 2 weeks if I took out a full one year policy with them - which I have had to do. I couldn't get a Moroccan based company to insure me if I wasn't resident in Morocco, but this in part may have been a language /communication problem.

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4. Re: comprehensive car insurance in Morocco

Complete and print out your temporary vehicle import form before leaving home, see morocco-knowledgebase.net/forum/…

Passport control is done onboard the ferry to Tanger Med, so get police control forms when you buy your tickets, complete the form whilst waiting in the line, then once you get on board the ferry join the queue.

If it's your first visit you will also need to visit the police cabin when you drive up to the customs area. Once they've entered your details in their computer system, hand over the temporary import form to one of the customs guys in pale blue uniform.

Woodbridge, United...
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5. Re: comprehensive car insurance in Morocco

Very useful, thanks

Jim G

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6. Re: comprehensive car insurance in Morocco

In view of the way that people drive in the cities in Morocco, I am not at all surprised that you have difficulty in getting insurance. I still do not understand how they can get 5 lanes of traffic into a width marked for 3 lanes.

London, United...
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7. Re: comprehensive car insurance in Morocco

Actually it's because of the cost of repatriating vehicles, even ones that are written off. Even then if they are not repatriated you have to pay import duty.

London, United...
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8. Re: comprehensive car insurance in Morocco

Hello all, very interesting. Im actually off to Tangiers for two nights in the near future. Can anyone confirm that we can buy a stand alone policy upon arrival at Tangier port?

Thanks in advance..

Marcus

Vancouver, Canada
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9. Re: comprehensive car insurance in Morocco

What's the worst case scenario if your vehicle breaks down in Morocco? What kind of cost would it be to flatdeck truck your vehicle back to spain? Cheaper than paying the import fees?

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10. Re: comprehensive car insurance in Morocco

The import fees are very high. If a vehicle breaks down the logical thing to do is to get it repaired. If you have to transport a car out of the country the cost will clearly depend where you are at the time.

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