Rabat is the current capital of Morocco and combines ancient culture with with relaxing beach life. As such it is a popular destination for families and couples looking for a mixture of sightseeing and sunbathing. Although Rabat sounds like the perfect destination, and for many it can be, there are still too many cases of unacceptable and avoidable holiday illnesses reported.
If you are staying in Rabat and are served raw or contaminated food you may suffer from such a holiday illness. Illness caused by bacteria such as Salmonella, Shigella and E. coli are not uncommon.
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 Rabat it is important to follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of food poisoning and other holiday illnesses:
- Avoid foods not prepared hygienically.
- Avoid food not stored at the correct temperature
- Frequently use an alcohol-based hand gel.
- Wash hands before and after meal times and after using toilets and washrooms.
- Avoid salads and any uncooked fruits and vegetables (these may have been handled unhygienically)
Suffering from illness on an all-inclusive holiday to Rabat 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 Rabat, 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.