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Trekking Morocco Travel Insurance

JS Travel Insurance provides cover for Trekking in Morocco. We cover Search and Rescue and Repatriation back to your home country if local medical treatment is not suitable.

We are pleased to offer a policy that covers Search and Rescue up to £50,000 (Excess £500)  in the event of an accident or injury whilst taking part in Trekking in Morocco.

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This policy will provide cover up to the age of 69 years.

Personal Liability and Personal Accident are covered.

Please Note: We can cover just the day or days that you will be Trekking (up to 6,000 metres) if you already have a Travel Insurance policy in place. When getting a quote and purchasing a policy, you must take out Adventures Party A Only, so the cover is valid.

To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us on 0800 043 0020 / 01273 092 757 / support@jsinsurance.co.uk

Summary of Cover

PART A

Section & Cover Limit Per Person Excess
Medical Expenses and Repatriation £10,000,000 £100
Search & Rescue £50,000 £500
Personal Liability £2,000,000 -
Personal Accident £5,000 -
Activity Equipment* £1,000 £75
Delayed Activity Equipment £200 -
Activity Equipment Hire £300 -
Legal Expenses £25,000 -
Curtailment £2,000 £100

*Activity Equipment is covered whilst in transit, storage and whilst being used.

PART B

Section & Cover Limit Per Person Excess
Personal Possessions £2,000 £75
Valuables (incl. mobile phone) £300 £75
Delayed Possessions £200 -
Loss of Personal Money £300 £75
Loss of Travel Documents £1,000 £75
Cancellation (incl Activity Course Fees) £5,000 £100
Travel Disruption £1,000 -
Travel Delay £120 -
Abandonment £5,000 £100

PART C - Independent Traveller Extension

Section & Cover Limit Per Person Excess
Ext. Cancellation or Curtailment £5,000 £100
Ext. Travel Delay £120 -
Ext. Travel Disruption £1,000 -
Accommodation £5,000 £100

Trekking (up to 6,000 metres) Travel Insurance is arranged for JS Travel Insurance through PJ Hayman & Company Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Financial Services Register number 497103). Registered office: Stansted House, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire PO9 6DX. Reg no. 2534965. Adventures Travel Insurance is underwritten by  Antares Syndicate 1274 at Lloyd&rsquo's. Antares is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

Independent Traveller Extension

Cancellation, Loss of Deposit or Curtailment is extended to include the following cover.

We will pay you up to the amount shown (for each Insured Person) for any irrecoverable unused travel and accommodation costs and pre-paid activity course fees and any other prepaid charges that you have paid or are contracted to pay together with any reasonable additional travel expenses incurred if:

a) You were not able to travel and use your booked accommodation or attend your prepaid activity course.

b) The trip was Curtailed before completion as a result of the Travel Advice Unit of the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or the World Health Organization (WHO) or similar body issuing a directive prohibiting all travel to, or recommending evacuation from the country or specific area or event to which you were travelling providing such a directive came into force after you purchased this Trekking in Morocco Travel Insurance or booked the trip (whichever is the later). In the case of Curtailment after you had left your home  to commence the trip or closure of air space directly attributable to a volcanic eruption.

Search and Rescue

We can provide Search and Rescue whilst taking part in Trekking (up to 6,000 metres).

This is a benefit which covers you up to £50,000 (Excess £500) and a Local Rescue Organisation will search, rescue and transfer you to a local hospital or we will repatriate you back to your home country if the medical facilities are not up to our standards.

Search and Rescue costs are covered for a period not exceeding 72 hours from the time at which assistance is first summoned.

We recommend that you provide a copy of your Travel Insurance Certificate and the 24hr Emergency Assistance Telephone Number to a member of your Group or Guide.

The Emergency Assistance Company will then arrange the Search and Rescue on your behalf.

Important Medical Exclusion

You will not be covered if you are suffering from anxiety, stress, depression or any other mental or nervous disorder on a Single Trip or Annual Multi-Trip policy.

Trekking Travel Insurance FAQs

1. How high can I trek with this Travel Insurance policy in Morocco?

2. What happens if I need to Search and Rescue?

If need be you can be rescued due to serious injury, altitude sickness or illness. If possible you should telephone the Emergency Assistance Number on your Travel Insurance Certificate.

In case you are unable to contact them, you should take copies of your Travel Insurance Certificate, so that you can give one to the company that is organising the Trek and they will be able to contact the Emergency Assistance Company on your behalf.

3. When getting a quote, must I include the entire time I am away from home or can I just select the dates that I will be Trekking?

For a lower premium Policy, you must select the date you leave your home and the date you return to your home.

However, we do have other Specialist Providers who can cover just the days you' re trekking. Please let us know all dates of travel so we can provide a suitable and valid Policy to meet your needs.

4. Is my Trekking Equipment covered?

It is covered whilst in transit and whilst being stored and when it is being used.

5. If I am injured or taken ill and I need Repatriation, am I covered by the Travel Insurance Policy?

Yes, all of our policies cover Repatriation back to your Home Country, if the medical treatment locally is not sufficient.

This will need to be authorised by the Medical Assistance Service listed in your Policy documents.

6. What happens if I book my Travel Insurance and then there is a Natural Disaster in Morocco and I cannot travel?

The Policy will cover Cancellation if you are unable to travel due to a Natural Catastrophe if this happens and it prevents you from flying to Morocco.

Natural Catastrophe covers fire, flood, earthquake, explosion, tsunami, volcanic eruption, landslide, avalanche, hurricane, cyclone or storm which is unforeseen and unknown at the time You purchased this insurance or booked Your Trip, whichever is the latter.

7. What happens if I book my Travel Insurance and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises not to travel to Morocco?

You should always check with the FCO before booking any trip and confirm that travel to the area you plan to travel to is not restricted. If there is a restriction, then we cannot provide a Travel Insurance Policy.

If you take out a Policy before the FCO advises it's not safe to travel, you will be covered for Cancellation.

8. How can I avoid Altitude Sickness?

It is recommended that the first day that you are at a high altitude, you should not try to walk or over-exert yourself. Drinking plenty of water will also help your body adjust to the altitude.

9. Can I drink the local water?

We would advise that you do not drink the local water. This may cause you to become ill and be unable to complete the Trek. You should take water purifiers with you.

Prepare Before You Go

Register your Travel Insurance Policy

Make sure when you get to your destination, register your Travel Insurance Policy with the Trekking Company that you have booked with and point out the 24-hour Emergency Medical Number.

In the case of your need for Mountain Rescue by Helicopter, the Mountain Rescue Services in Morocco will need your Travel Insurance details. Travel Insurance companies have their preferred Operators, so ensure that you call or you have someone call on your behalf the 24 hours Emergency Assistance Company - they will also authorise the claim.

Get fit

Trekking between 2,000 and 6,000 metres is strenuous and the lack of oxygen after 2,500 metres makes Trekking difficult.

You should always keep to your fitness levels and not try to go beyond them if you are not comfortable or confident at this altitude.

You can buy products from this website that will help you acclimatize before you even leave the United Kingdom www.altitudecentre.com. This will not completely simulate Trekking in Morocco at altitude but it may help.

Trekking Gear

You should not take too much with you. The biggest mistake here is taking too much, not using half of it and being burdened with the weight of it.

  • Backpack
  • Lightweight Hiking Boots (wear them in before you go as you don't want heavy blisters)
  • Thick Wool Socks
  • Trekking Pants, Thermal Tops (long sleeve) and Thermals Bottoms, Windproof Jacket, Lightweight Rain Jacket and T-shirts.
  • Please check the weather before packing, if you plan on Trekking in August the temperature can rise to 42 C, we would recommend packing lightweight and light-coloured items.
  • Wide-brimmed hat or hat with neck cape - protects the head, face, and neck, 100 UV protection Sunglasses, Water Purification Tablets, Sunscreen, Chapstick, Quick Dry Towel, Bungy Cord, Karabiners, Head Torch, Washing Powder, Water Bottles, First Aid Kit.

Choose a Reputable Trekking Company

If you are not organizing through a United Kingdom Operator then make sure you are Trekking with an authorised Trekking Agency with full licenses and registration from the Authorities. An agency has to have registration with Morocco's Ministry of Tourism to operate.

Vaccinations

When trekking in Morocco vaccines are not essential however we recommend you seek medical advice from your doctor, at least 4 weeks before you go and check you are up to date with the normal Vaccines.

Suggested Vaccinations for Morocco are:

  • Poliomyelitis
  • Tetanus (childhood boosters)
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis A (food and water diseases)
  • If you are planning to travel to more rural parts of Morocco then it is recommended to cover yourself against diseases such as Hepatitis B and Rabies.

Visa Requirements

A return ticket and a passport with a minimum of 3 months validity beyond the duration of your stay are required by all travellers to Morocco.

Visas are not required by the following:

British, European Union (EU), Australian, Canadian, USA and Japanese nationals for stays of up to three months. If you require to stay longer than 3 months you must visit the local police station to apply, this must be done within 15 days of arrival.

You will not be required to show any Trekking Permits for Morocco.

Pre-Existing Medical Conditions

If you have pre-existing medical conditions and you plan to participate in Trekking whilst travelling abroad, we can provide you with cover.

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This policy will provide cover up to the age of 69 years.

Please check the Policy Wording for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

Covid-19 / Coronavirus Cover

Our Trekking Travel Insurance policy can cover you provided the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) is not advising against all but essential travel to your destination.

All customers must follow the advice of the FCDO at the time of travel and for the duration of their trip. This includes returning to the UK if the FCDO changes their travel advice based on the risks presented at the time. www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

  • Medical Expenses and Repatriation - if medically necessary, if you or anyone on this policy contracts COVID-19 whilst abroad.
  • Cancellation Cover - if you or anyone on this policy are unable to travel because you have contracted COVID-19 within 14 days of your departure date. This includes a positive pre-travel test. (You will need to add Adventures Part B to your quote and policy).
  • Curtailment Cover - if your trip is cut short if you or anyone on this policy becomes ill with Covid-19.

There shall be no cover if you or a travelling companion on this policy have refused or not taken up an offer of vaccination for Covid-19 (if available to you or a travelling companion and the vaccine requires two doses) for any reason other than genuine medical grounds.

World Nomads

JS Travel Insurance has another provider World Nomads that covers Trekking (up to 6,000 metres).

You can also add High-Value Items, such as Sports Gear, Technical Equipment and Cameras, and Personal Items.

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This Policy does cover Personal Liability and Personal Accident.

When you select the cover you wish to purchase Standard Plan or Explorer Plan, you can add Sports & Adventure Activities such as Trekking (up to 6,000 metres).

Please read the Policy Wording for any Restrictions and Exclusions.

Useful Websites

www.trekkinginmorocco.com/en/home

www.tourdust.com/products/africa/morocco?activity=walking-trekking&itineraries=all#category-itineraries

www.fitfortravel.NHS.uk/destinations/Africa/morocco.aspx

www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/expedition-hiking-morocco-photos

www.moroccanembassylondon.org.uk/en/viisa.html


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