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’s no British diplomatic presence in Western Sahara. If you need consular assistance you should contact the British Embassy in Rabat.

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

There is a general threat from terrorism. The Moroccan authorities have warned of a threat linked to the growing number of Moroccans belonging to international terrorist organisations operating in Syria and Iraq. There is a threat of kidnapping in the immediate and wider regions. Take particular care in remote regions and border areas. 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.