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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.

Search and Rescue: We are pleased to offer a policy that covers Search and Rescue up to £50,000 in the event of an accident or injury whilst taking part in Trekking to 6,000 metres.


Please Note: This policy will provide cover up to the age of 64 years of age and does cover Personal Liability and Personal Accident.

Please Note: 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. These types of medical conditions would be excluded from the policy.

Please check the Terms and Conditions for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

To get a quote, please contact us by telephone or email: 0800 047 5065 (FREE) or 01273 773 017 info@jsinsurance.co.uk

Summary of Cover


Section & Cover Limit Per Person Excess
Medical Expenses £10,000,000 £100
Search & Rescue Cover £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


Section & Cover Limit Per Person Excess
Personal Possessions £2,000 £75
Delayed Possessions £200 -
Loss of Personal Money £300 £75
Loss of Travel Documents £1,000 £75
Cancellation £5,000 £100
Travel Disruption £1,000 -
Travel Delay £120 -
Abandonment £5,000 £100
End Supplier Failiure £2,500 -

Adventure Travel Insurance is arranged for JS Travel Insurance through P J Hayman & Company Limited who are 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’s. Antares is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

Search and Rescue

This policy covers a unique benefit of Search and Rescue while Trekking up to 6,000 metres.

This is a separate to Emergency Medical Helicopter Rescue (where your location is known).

Search & Rescue will cover up to £50,000 with a claims excess of £500.

A Local Rescue Organisation will search, rescue and transfer you to a local hospital or we will repatriate you back to your home country.

We recommend that you provide a copy of your Travel Insurance Certificate and the 24hr Emergency Assistance telephone number to members of your Group or Guide so they can call on your behalf, if you are unable to call yourself.

Trekking without a Guide

Most Policies will allow you to trek up to 3,000m without a Guide. If you're trekking unguided between 3,000 metres to 9,000 metres, JS Travel Insurance can still provide you cover but it must be under a Special Policy - please call us for the quote on 0800 047 5065.

You are required to follow the safety guidelines for the level of Trekking you're doing and use the appropriate safety equipment.

Please Note: That a General Exclusion of cover exists under your policy with us for claims arising directly or indirectly from your "wilful act of self exposure to peril (except where it is to save human life)". 

Trekking Travel Insurance FAQs

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

  • Jabel Toubkal (4,167 metres)

  • Ouanoukrim (4,089 metres) 

  • M'Goun (4,071 m)

  • Jebel n'Tarourt (3,996 metres)

  • Jebel Aksoual (3,910 metres)

  • Ineghmar (3,892 metres)

  • Jbel Tignousti (3,819 metres)

What happens if I need Search and Rescue ?

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

In case that 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.

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 suibable and valid Policy to meet your needs.

Is my Trekking Equipment covered ?

It is covered whilst in transit and whilst being stored, but not while it is being used. We have different Policies which will cover different amounts for Personal Baggage - please let us know how much your equipment is worth, we will then select the appropriate level of cover for you.

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 Sevice listed in your Policy documents.

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 later.

What happens if I book my Travel Insurance and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise 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.

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.

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 needing Mountain Rescue by Helicopter, the Mountain Rescue Services in Morocco will need your Travel Insurance details. Travel Insurance companies have their own 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 confidant 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 dont 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 up to 42 C, we would recommend packing lightweight and light coloured items.
  • Wide-brimmed hat or hat with neck cape - protects 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.


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 Trekking in Morocco are:

  • Poliomyelitis
  • Tetanus (childhood boosters)
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis A (food and water diseases)
  • If you are planning to travel 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:

  1. British, European Union (EU), Australian, Canadian, USA and Japanese nationals for stays of up to three months. If you require staying longer then 3 months you must visit the local police station to apply, this must be done within 15 days of arrival.
  2. You will not be required to show any Trekking Permits for Morocco.

European and Worldwide Residents

World Nomads offers Travel Insurance if you are a Resident of a European or Worldwide country and you are planning to take part in Trekking to 6,000 metres whilst on your trip.

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


Please check the Terms and Conditions for any Restrictions or Exclusions.

Useful Websites

www.trekkinginmorocco.com/en/home - Tour operators offering lots of different routes for Trekking in Morocco, including family treks, atlas mountains and more.

www.tourdust.com/products/africa/morocco?activity=walking-trekking&itineraries=all#category-itineraries - Lots of useful information regarding different tours and easy booking faciltities.

www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/destinations/africa/morocco.aspx - lots of useful information regarding vaccinations and travelling to Morocco.

www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/expedition-hiking-morocco-photos - blog on somone's personal experience and what to expect when Trekking in Morocco.

www.moroccanembassylondon.org.uk/en/viisa.html - Information regarding Visas and requirements before entering the country.

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