Health & insurance
Before You Go
There are no specific vaccines required for Marrakesh. Make sure you're up to date with your diphtheria, tetanus, and polio shots. Hepatitis A and B vaccinations are also recommended.
Adequate health insurance is strongly recommended. Marrakesh's public hospitals aren't great, and private hospital care in the city is expensive.
Tap water in Marrakesh is safe though it tastes less than delicious. Some travellers still suffer problems with the water because of different treatment systems. If you have a sensitive stomach, it's best to bring a water bottle with a filtration system along on your visit. Bottled water is widely available but consider your environmental impact.
Clinique Internationale is central private hospital that's recommended by Marrakesh's foreign residents. It's located east of the Menara Gardens, just off the road to the airport.
Polyclinique du Sud is a well-regarded private hospital in Gueliz.
A list of pharmacies operating night hours (known as pharmacie de garde) is posted on or beside the door of all chemists. For public holidays, the list will include pharmacies that are open during the day. For an online list and location map, refer to www.syndicat-pharmaciens-marrakech.com.