Border / Checkpoint | Customs and Immigration

Morocco

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Last Visited: over 1 year ago
GPS: 21.364620, -16.960620
Altitude: 0.0 masl

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This is the official Border. If you come from the north, try to be here at the early afternoon.

The Border will close at 5pm. If you are late - stay in the line!! You can wild camp there, it has too a nice restaurant. It is an experience, you will meet many people. At 9pm there is a long long waiting line - and you will need at least 3 hours to cross this border.

At the early afternoon you just can drive through - consider that in your plans.

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Entering Mauritania from Morocco. All good. We were the first in line to get the visa and it went relatively fast (1 hour without a fixer).
However the insurance guy scammed us. We should have paid 520 ouguias, but he charged us 680. It was too late to change anything when we found out, but I strongly recommend to get the insurance with the younger guy in the same office (just left of the road) as the old guy is a scammer.

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Exiting Mauritania: Easy, friendly officers, just stamped our passports and collected the passavant.
Driving in the no man's land: no real track, just followed some rocky paths
Entring Maroco: Friendly officers, easy, but just be aware that they close the main gate at 17h, and the customs/scanner machine is working only till 18h.

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Endless amount of stamps but guards were friendly.

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Driving north, Mauretania to Marocco.
“No mans land” is rather rocky, stony.
Had some locals having a street blockade. Spoke to morroccan officials they said asit is not their territory they can’t do anything. It is up to UN to clear blockade. Spoke to the guys, and we could drive past.
Border is loads of stamps and they scan ur car.
Not allowed to bring in:weapons, drugs and flying objects. Eg drones. They scanned but couldn’t find mine. Overall easy.
Petrol and diesel cheaper then in Mauretania and available right after border

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No problem crossing the border. Just a shitload of stamping (especially on Moroccan side). Took us about 4 hours total. Don't bring alcohol, they search your car on Moroccan side(for some weird reason even though you're leaving their country).

Paid nothing on Morroccan side and 55 EUR for the visa on Mauritanian side and I think something for the passavant. Visa office in Mauritania is run by some nice guys, took about 15 min (so way easier than getting it in Rabat!!).
Do not buy insurance for Mauritania on Morrocan side, almost 4 times as expensive!! Just after you finished everything on the Mauritanian side and you're through there's a exchange and insurance office there on the left. Think we paid about 20 EUR for 10 days car insurance.

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We made a update from all our border crossing on our website we went through the whole West Coast of Africa and at the moment it's updated till Namibia. Also all information about where to get visa's we posted online our website is www.oneroadoneworld.com

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Crossed from Mauritania in Morocco today with two motorbikes. It really did take 3-4 hours. Very heavy on the processing and stamping. Be sure to budget time. Friendly officials and no bribing. Also motorcycle insurance was pretty expensive on Morocco side, about 103 euros for the two of us for 10 days. Not sure if that's the price everywhere

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the border is ok. you need time but no help. its easy to do by your own. friendly police ans armymen there. takes around 3h.

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This is the official Border. If you come from the north, try to be here at the early afternoon.

The Border will close at 5pm. If you are late - stay in the line!! You can wild camp there, it has too a nice restaurant. It is an experience, you will meet many people. At 9pm there is a long long waiting line - and you will need at least 3 hours to cross this border.

At the early afternoon you just can drive through - consider that in your plans.

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