Morocco 2014

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  1. Peter & Elaine

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    Looking at the posts that have being going on lately it seem obvious that many funsters are thinking a morocco adventure :RollEyes:

    I sure am looking at departing after Christmas and returning late march 2014

    So who else is thinking same with a view to traveling down together or meeting up down there mayby running home together :thumb:

    Not to forget Spain with the other group in march on what will be our return run home

    Just a thought ?:Cool:
     
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    GO FOR IT !!!
     
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    I am tentatively thinking of going over mid Jan and staying over in Spain begining of March on the way back. Have to find out about taking the dog first though.


    Oh and save like hell to have enough money!:Rofl1:
     
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    Got same problem with dog ?
     
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    From what I can gather off DEFRA website, she will need to have a blood test (£78.oo :cry:) 30 days after her rabies jab (due in November) and then she will be ok to travel. Will confirm with my vet somewhere along the line :Smile:
     
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    Ref costs and this is only very roughly for a month trip.
    Polarbear, Graham, said he had kept a written record but I did not.

    Ferry... €200
    Camping.. If you allowed for €10 a night you are MORE than covered. We stayed free at some, €3 - €5 for guarded parking areas and campsites €6 - €11 max.. so say €300
    Tolls.. Optional but we found it made things easier for first trip. €40
    Fuel.. Going to be based on where you go but it is cheap there at under 70p a litre.

    Food .. Cheap and you have to eat wherever you are.. Easy to get a meal under €5 and plenty of fresh fruit and veg. Bread dirt cheap 12p a baguette / flat loaf and very tasty.
     
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    Pet travel outside Europe

    If your dog's pet passport was issued under the old scheme, i.e. before Jan 2012 you will be OK provided the passport demonstrates continued rabies cover in the interim.
    If not the dog will need to have been micro-chipped, vacinated and then blood tested 30 days later and it must be 3 months between blood test and return to the UK.
    Realised it may not be clear that the blood test is only done once.

    All that said I don't know how the UK authorities can possibly know that your dog has been to morocco when you get off the ferry at Dover, the pet passport does not have entry / exit stamps; and I know the Spanish authorites don't do any checks.

    Incidentally the rabies jab is valid for 2 years if administered in UK but only 1 year im Spain.

    Hope this helps
     
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    this sounds perfect for me, I would love to go over to Morocco but I travel on my own so would rather go in a group. I was planning to leave the UK around November/December and winter away in Spain - but count me in for Morocco. Went a few years ago (flight etc) and loved it

    note to self must stock up on immodium!
     
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    They know well before Dover as its your passport that has the stamp. If you have an animal with you and you will have had to report that animal to the ferry company when booking, it will show up when they swipe your passport at the channel port. Morocco is not a country I would take any animal to without proper papers and injections.
     
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    Storm already has a passport, but at the time it was done. In Nov hadn't in a million years thought about going to morocco! She will need to have a blood test then everything will be in order passport/paper wise.
    Thanks for the input all.
     
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    I know pets can travel in EU country's with passports and correct medical certificates but not sure about morocco
    This has been one of the stumbling blocks in our planning working out what to do with our 11 year old west highland rat as she has never been chipped nor passport
    There is no way we would put her into kennels for 3 months
     
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    Cydersyd, Graham and Pat are over there now.. With their dog "gerri".
    I dont think they are too active on the forum but maybe later send them a PM and get the up to date info from them...
     
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    Would love to do it but can't leave uk till after 22nd Jan. Might be too late for everyone else. I'm on my own as well
     
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    With the numbers showing an interest there may well be more than one group. We are thinking of going about 7/8JAN but there could be others in your situation. Using the Santander/Bilbao crossing is worth considering as you save quite a lot on French fuel costs and you could easily be in Algeciras before the end of Jan.
     
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    Let you know when i get back

    I'm joining a tour of Morocco on 24 March until mid April and looking forward to it. As I am a singleton, having company at journey's end is very welcome. I have never done a rally, meet or anything like it so this is a bit of a test run! So, if it goes well, I will certainly go for it!
     
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    Been following the Morocco adventure with great interest,we hope to go down to Portugal Sept to Dec and then Morocco Jan to March so if there is going to be a list of interested campers I will definitely join.
     
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    Correct Vaccinations and Paperwork

    I am no way suggesting anybody should travel without the propr papers, that was merely an observation.
    we have been travelling with dogs ever since the original Pet Passport scheme started more than 10 years ago when it was a simple piece of paper, so I am well aware of where and when the paperwork is viewed.
     

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