In recent years, the State Department has advised heightened precaution in Morocco due to reports of travelers being mugged and attacked. Petty crime, harassment and attacks on women were on the rise, and there was an increased risk of terrorism.
However, only two terrorist attacks have taken place in the country since 2000, and the U.S. travel advisory dropped Morocco down to a level one in spring of 2018, opening the door for U.S. visits to the North African country.
Precautions still are in order and you shouldn’t let your guard down in the markets. You should also stay in heavily populated areas unless with a tour operator, and be respectful to locals. The people of Morocco aren’t thrilled with having their photo taken, and expect foreigners to cover their skin when visiting.
With this awareness, you can safely visit this country that's home to staggering mountains, expansive desert and the bustling capital city of Marrakesh, which Winston Churchill once called "the last paradise on Earth."