Western Sahara travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Western Sahara with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Western Sahara.

Western Sahara travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Western Sahara with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Western Sahara - quick facts
Time difference UK +0 hours
Language(s) Arabic, Berber, Spanish
Currency Moroccan Dirham
Electricity C + E plug (220V)
Driving side Right

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Western Sahara weather

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The Western Sahara weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Laayoune.

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Western Sahara travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Western Sahara from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Western Sahara.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Western Sahara travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Western Sahara with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Western Sahara, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Western Sahara covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Western Sahara with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Western Sahara travel features

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Western Sahara FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Western Sahara including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Western Sahara due to Covid-19?

Western Sahara is open for tourism from the UK. There are no special entry requirements for Western Sahara.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Western Sahara?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Western Sahara. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between Western Sahara and the UK?

The time difference between Western Sahara and the UK is UK time+0 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Western Sahara?

The main languages spoken in Western Sahara are Arabic, Berber and Spanish.

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What is the currency in Western Sahara?

The currency in Western Sahara is the Moroccan Dirham (MAD).

Which plugs are used in Western Sahara?

Western Sahara uses electrical plug type C + E (220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Western Sahara?

They drive on the right side of the road in Western Sahara.

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