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Advice current as at 4:00 am 22 May 2019.

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The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to:

  • areas of Western Sahara within 30km north/west of the Berm
  • areas of Western Sahara south/east of the Berm

There is no British diplomatic presence in Western Sahara and consular support is severely limited. If you need consular assistance you should contact the British Embassy in Rabat, Morocco. If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

Western Sahara is a disputed territory and the UK regards its status as undetermined. See Political situation

Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Western Sahara. You should be vigilant at all times. See Terrorism

The level of road safety is poor. There is a high risk of unexploded mines in remote areas. See Road travel

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.


 

Quick Facts Tourist Information for:

Western Sahara
Currency: Moroccan Dirham (MAD)
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Coordinates ("central")
Latitude: 24.5000 | Longitude: -13.0000
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Dialling Code: 212
Drive on the: right
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Languages Spoken:
Arabic (official language) 100%
This tool is being re-developed. The exchange rate is today's; but until development is completed we are using data obtained from a variety of sources in 2013 for the rest of the info, and is not guaranteed to be free of errors - see disclaimer.
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