We're traveling to Marbella in October and some are a bit hesitant to visit Morocco. Is it safe for U.S. citizens?
Certainly thousands of US cirizens visit every year without any problems, obviously should any political drama intervene between now and October then that position could change.
Have a look here:
I would read what the American travel website says. Sorry if this seems like scare mongering but I wouldn't travel there. The British fco talks about enhanced terrorist risks.
According to the Fco there is an enhanced risk across morocco. I read it just the other week on their website.
This is what the US State Department is saying....:
an increased threat of terrorist incidents of international origin, as well as the potential for isolated violence related to the political situation
...and that's about the UK!
All US citizens are on a permanent warning about being aware when outside the USA, and clearly should be more so when in Muslim countries, but there hasn't been any incidences of US citizens being targetted in Morocco - especially day-trip Morocco.
Keeping abreast of the situation is, of course, sensible though. If they don't feel safe going then it's probably not worth them doing so as they won't enjoy it. Let them look at it from Gib. instead.
Meanwhile we all just swan around without a care, I suppose that comes from having had a physical (rather than economic) empire in the past!
hmmm. i think sometimes government websites can be a little too scare mongery sometimes. i know several people who have gone back packing in pakistan and afghanistan recently and were fine. trouble is the problem is only in certain regions, like in helmand province in afganistan, but everywhere else is fine. trouble is all we here on the news is the country. like egypt for instance. the tourist parts have been fine, where as the trouble has been elsewhere, but some people have stopped going because they thing all of egypt is rioting, and that just isnt the case.
i think at the moment some people are very scared of going to muslim countries because of what appears to be instability. and if im honest so am i. if thats the case with you, then maybe you shouldnt go. theres no point if you arent 100% about it, because the first time something comes on the news about morocco youre going to want to cancel. theres plenty of other places to go to.Edited: 6:40 am, August 20, 2012
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