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Tanger Med query

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Going into Tanger Med in a couple of weeks on a Sunday. Can anyone tell me if I'll be able to get Insurance and currency exchange or ATM at the port please ?

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Yes theres an insurance booth and atm at the port, both just after customs/immigration
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Thanks very much 'The Warden' I was trying to find out whether they'd be open on a 'Sunday' ?

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that I don't know! only been through on a Monday morning and will be a couple of days behind you in October
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We went through tanger med on a Sunday in April this year and the insurance booth was open. I remember vividly that it was a sunday because the big carrefour in Algeciras was closed so we couldn't get supplies before we crossed!
Can't say for definite if the ATM and exchanges were open but there were people all over the terminal building so I'd be surprised if it wasn't.
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Thanks very much for that 'Evanonearth' , that's great.

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I was there on a Sunday although a few months ago in January; I bought insurance and exchanged Euros and sterling for MD. Not sure if there is an ATM there though
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ATM

There's an ATM and a couple of banks inside the terminal building.
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Thanks for the replies guys that's good news , now if Brittany ferries start sailing again i might even get there !

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The insurance booth at Tangier Med said they only take euros! My mate had to get dirhams from the ATM at the terminal, then exchange them for Euros, loosing money and slowing the whole getting process of getting into Morocco.

If its closed they should still let you through, but the nearest places to buy insurance are (I think) the wafa assurance offices in either tetoaun or tangier port. If you get stopped for speeding they will expect to see insurance (spoken from a man whose been caught several times), so I wouldn't think about skipping it...

Also be aware that if you plan to head straight down south on the motorway that you will need dirhams for the toll booths (got caught out once). If you want to speed things up try buying some on ebay before you go.
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The insurance booth at Tangier Med said they only take euros! My mate hato get dirhams from the ATM at the terminal, then exchange them for Euros, loosing money and slowing the whole getting process of getting into Morocco.
It's a scam. They're obliged to accept dhirama for services purchased in Morocco. If it happens, report them to the police in the terminal building.

Another of their ploys is to insist that Defender hard tops are "fourgonettes" - vans and subject to much higher insurance. Be firm with them and show then the Private light goods wording on your V5.

Stick to your guns.

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