Morocco - currency

The currency in Morocco is the Moroccan dirham (MAD), which is made up of 100 santimat (or centimes). But if you’ve gone online to try to convert your British pounds to Moroccan dirham, you won’t have got far. That’s because the dirham is what’s known as a closed currency - you can’t take it in or out of Morocco.

Instead, if you want to use cash in Morocco, you’ll need to bring money with you and exchange it once you arrive. You can also withdraw your Moroccan currency directly from ATM machines using your UK debit card, though you may want to check that you won't incur any charges from your bank for this service.

Most major credit cards are accepted in a number of shops and restaurants in bigger towns and cities, but you may have to pay a surcharge to use them.