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Arriving in Morocco - Buying insurance and stocking up
Hello from a very wet and windy Southern Spain. We are hoping to get the ferry tomorrow.
As I understand it we can buy insurance at the port at Tangier Med but not at Ceuta. Where do we head for if we go to Ceuta and are we likely to have a problem if stopped by the police en route.
As it's Sunday my options for stocking up before the ferry are limited. What will I be able to pick up in a Marjane? I'm hoping to get some meat (for the braai) dairy (milk/cheese), cereal, maybe some dried goods.
Ceuta is still Spain, the first insurance in Morocco is in Fnediq which is the border town. Sorry, not sure where as this keeps changing. Police don't seem to bothered about checking insurance so long as you've not hit someone.
Marjane is like Carrefour, you can get most things, even bacon in some!
If you're getting a ticket from carlos, there's a carrefour/lidls very near by.
I believe there is an insurance booth now just after the the border crossing from Ceuta, otherwise like Tim said you have to go the Fnideq about 5/10mins drive down the coast. There's also a currency exchange along the coast road as well.
We had to wait a day to cross in the end as the winds were too high and Algeciras port was closed. As a result the ferry experience was quite chaotic. The next day we got to the port at 1pm. The 2pm sailing didn't happen and we eventually got onto the 5pm sailing which left at 7pm. Lots of pushing, shoving and fisticuffs going on and a few fender benders. Arrived at Tangier Med around 10pm. Couldn't get insurance at this time so drove to the Ibis at Fnideq (25 euro if you book online which they let us do in the hotel lobby). Next day we planned to drive to the Ceuta border for insurance but the road to the border was gridlocked (presumably as a result of there having been no sailings) so we left the car and walked. Found the insurance place (first of three white cabins on the right as you exit the border) and all was good.
Now in Chefchaouen and loving it! Wasn't overly impressed with Camping Azilane so have decamped into town. Staying in a lovely old Dar in the medina and car is in the Parador Hotel car park for 20 Dh a day.
What sort of timescale is usual for clearing customs / immigration / buying insurance for the motorbike at Tangier Med for someone who hasn't been to Morocco before, so doesn't have the passport stamp? Looking at the 08:00 sailing from Algeciras if that makes any difference.
" What sort of timescale is usual for clearing customs / immigration / buying insurance for the motorbike at Tangier Med for someone who hasn't been to Morocco before,"
*** It can happen in less than an hour, but could be three hrs, DON'T get impatient and you'll be fine.
"doesn't have the passport stamp?"
*** This is sometimes done on the ferry crossing or when you've arrive. If you're in the main seating area on the ferry you'll see people putting passports on a table and a some sort of queue forming, join it, hopefully the police will turn up and start stamping. Don't forget to fill out an "entry form" beforehand, should of got one and an exit form when you get your ticket.
"Looking at the 08:00 sailing from Algeciras if that makes any difference."
*** Pot luck. And sailing times are'nt departures times, they're a guide.
The sailing times being a guide, I guess they're never early from the sound of things. And, with route planning in mind, use the three hours as the basis to escape onto the open road so there's less reason to get stressed out if there's a delay and accept it as part of the adventure. If it takes an hour then we'll get a earlier.
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