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Trekking Morocco Travel Insurance

JS Travel Insurance covers Trekking in Morocco, whether Mount Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains or lower altitude treks. We cover Search and Rescue and Repatriation back to your home country if local medical treatment is unsuitable. To contact us by telephone or email, 0800 043 0020 / 01273 092 757

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JS Travel Insurance covers Trekking in Morocco, whether Mount Toubkal in the Atlas Mountains or lower altitude treks.

We cover Search and Rescue and Repatriation back to your home country if local medical treatment is unsuitable.

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

Summary of Cover (per person)

Section & Cover Silver Gold Platinum
Emergency Medical and Repatriation* £5,000,000 £5,000,000 £5,000,000
Search and Rescue* £25,000 £50,000 £50,000
Cancellation or Curtailment* - £3,000 £7,500
Personal Baggage* £500 £2,500 £3,500
Activity Equipment £1,500 £1,500 £1,500
Valuables* £250 £250 £500
Loss of Passport* - £300 £500
Travel Delay - £300 £1,000
Trip Abandonment* - £3,000 £7,500
Missed Departure / Connection - £500 £500
Legal Expenses* - £25,000 £50,000

*Excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.

Please read the Policy Wording for the complete list of Benefits.

Healix Insurance Services Ltd, on behalf of Hamilton Insurance DAC, arranges this Travel Insurance policy for Jade Stanley Ltd. Healix Insurance Ltd is registered in England and Wales under No. 5484190 and authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under No. 437248. Hamilton Insurance DAC is registered in Ireland No. 484148, approved by the Central Bank of Ireland, and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority in connection with their UK branch. Jade Stanley Ltd is registered in England and Wales under No. 03570857 and authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under No. 306205.

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?

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

Suppose you are unable to call the Assistance line. In that case, We recommend that you provide a copy of your Travel Insurance Certificate and the 24-hour Emergency Assistance Telephone Number to a member of your Group or Guide before you set off on your trek so that they can contact the line on your behalf.

Find out more about Mountain Rescue.

3. Does the Search and Rescue cover include Helicopter Evacuation?

Yes, this includes Helicopter Evacuation if it is a Medical Emergency.

Search and Rescue costs are covered for a period not exceeding 72 hours from when assistance is first summoned.

4. If I am injured or taken ill and 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 insufficient.

This must be authorized by the Medical Assistance Service listed in your Policy documents.

5. When getting a quote, must I include the entire time I am away from home, or can I select the dates 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.

Our provider, Adventures, has specialist cover for the days you are trekking if you only need those specific dates covered. 

6. Is my Trekking Equipment covered?

It is covered whilst in transit and whilst being stored and in use up to £1,000 

7. Do you have to trek with a Guide on this policy?

No, you do not need to be guided. However, you must be trekking with another companion and stick to known routes.

8. 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. We cannot provide a Travel Insurance Policy if there is a restriction.

If you remove a Policy before the FCO advises it's unsafe to travel, you will be covered for Cancellation.

9. How can I avoid Altitude Sickness?

It is recommended that on the first day, 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 its size.

Altitude sickness is an issue faced by many trekkers, and it's not just those climbing mountains like Kilimanjaro (5,895 m) or Everest Base Camp (5,380 m)

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) can be encountered by anyone reaching heights of 2,500m and above. Top 10 tips for avoiding Altitude Sickness

Prepare Before You Go

Register your Travel Insurance Policy

When you reach your destination, register your Travel Insurance Policy with the Trekking Company you booked and point out the 24-hour Emergency Medical Number.

Regarding 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 have someone contact the 24-hour Emergency Assistance Company on your behalf - they will also 24 hours a 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 to help you acclimate before leaving the United Kingdom (www.altitudecentre.com. This will not wholly 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 before you go, as you don't want heavy blisters)
  • Thick Wool Socks
  • Trekking Pants, Thermal Tops (long sleeve) and thermal bottoms, Windproof jackets, Lightweight Rain Jackets and T-shirts.
  • Please check the weather before packing; if you plan on Trekking in August, the temperature can rise to 42 C, so we 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, ensure you are Trekking with an authorized agency with full licenses and registration from the Authorities. An agency has to have registration with Morocco's Ministry of Tourism to operate.

Morroco Vaccinations

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

Suggested Vaccinations for Morocco are:

  • Poliomyelitis
  • Tetanus (childhood boosters)
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis A (food and water diseases)
  • If you plan to travel to more rural parts of Morocco, you should cover yourself against diseases such as Hepatitis B and Rabies.

Morroco Visa Requirements

All travellers to Morocco require a return ticket and a passport with a minimum of 3 months' validity beyond the duration of your stay.

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 three 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

We can provide cover if you have pre-existing medical conditions and plan to participate in Trekking whilst travelling abroad.


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