Casablanca is the largest and most famous city in Morocco. With a combination of picturesque beaches and historical culture, Casablanca is a popular holiday option for families. Holiday makers travelling to Casablanca should be able to enjoy the many activities available, such as water sports and scuba diving. Instead many visitors to the area have found that unacceptable and avoidable holiday illness awaits them.
Although many visitors to Morocco enjoy their stay in Casablanca, reports of illness such as food poisoning are not uncommon. With reported symptoms such as diarrhoea, stomach cramps, fever and vomiting which are associated with bacterial infections such as Salmonella, E. coli and Campylobacter.
Sickholiday.com advice not to drink the tap water when staying in and around Casablanca. Holiday makers are advised to use bottled water for drinking and cleaning teeth. Poorly maintained swimming pools can also lead to serious stomach illness such as Gastroenteritis as a result of contracting Cryptosporidium.
Whilst staying in Casablanca it is important to follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of food poisoning and other holiday illnesses:
- Avoid foods not prepared hygienically.
- Drink only bottled water.
- Avoid food not stored at the correct temperature.
- Frequently use an alcohol-based hand gel.
- Avoid street food.
- Avoid salads and any uncooked fruits and vegetables (these may have been handled unhygienically)
Suffering from illness on an all-inclusive holiday to Casablanca will obviously affect your health but can also leave holidaymakers out of pocket from costly local medical treatment.
It is your tour operators’ responsibility to make sure you are provided with a safe, clean and hygienic hotel.
If you have fallen ill whilst on an all-inclusive holiday to Casablanca, get in touch with a member of our team on 01625 253 020.
We have over 10 years industry experience and we will be happy to help you through the process of claiming back the cost of your holiday plus any additional compensation you may be owed.