Algeria Entry Requirements

Algeria Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Germany Yes Yes Yes
Austria Yes Yes Yes
Switzerland Yes Yes Yes
Other EU countries Yes Yes Yes
Turkey Yes Yes Yes

Passport information

Generally required, must be valid for at least 6 months when you leave the country.

Visa information

Attention: After a stay in Algeria, a 14-day quarantine obligation may apply when re-entering Germany. Citizens of the countries listed in the table require a visa. Important: For a tourist visa to Algeria, the following information must be provided: (a) Destinations, (b) Itinerary, (c) Start and end of stay and (d) Algerian and/or other tour operator. This information is mandatory. The Algerian embassy only issues visas if applicants specify their itinerary and provide evidence that a tour operator has been commissioned to organize the trip. The consular section of the Algerian embassy or consulate has a list of tour operators.

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Germany/ Austria Germans and Austrians: €60 (valid for up to 3 months), €100 (valid for more than 3 months). Switzerland Swiss: 70 CHF (valid for up to 3 months), 115 CHF (valid for more than 3 months).

Visa types and costs

Transit, tourist and business visa.


Usually 1-3 months from date of issue. The consular representation is responsible for deciding on the exact period of validity and the number of permitted entries.


Travelers who otherwise require a visa and who fly on the same day, have valid documents for the return or onward journey and do not leave the transit area do not require a transit visa. This transit facilitation does not apply to citizens of the following countries listed in the table above, who always require a transit visa: Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. In person or through an agency commissioned with the responsible consular representation (not by post).

Application required

Documents: Tourist and private visa: (a) 2 application forms (without corrections) (downloadable from the website of the relevant diplomatic mission). (b) 2 recent, identical color passport photographs. (c) Passport valid for at least 6 months. (d) Copy of ID card/identity card or current registration certificate. (e) Wire Transfer Fee. (f) Proof of travel dates, destination and itinerary from the tour operator (including a copy of the flight ticket, booking confirmation for flight/hotel, etc.). Tourists traveling to the Algerian South (Sahara) must present an invitation from a travel agency approved by the Algerian Ministry of Tourism, in which itinerary and travel duration are noted and which is written in French or Arabic. The consular section of the Algerian embassy or the Algerian consulates have a list of tour operators ready. (g) Proof of international travel insurance (medical, hospitalization, repatriation). (h) legalized invitation/commitment of the inviting person (chairman of the municipal assembly of the place of residence) in Algeria. (i) If applicable, residence permit for Germany, Austria or Switzerland and registration certificate. (j) Certificate of Employment. Business visa additionally: (j) Letter of invitation from the Algerian company (fax is not sufficient) and proof of business relationships. (k) letter from the German company or institution,

Temporary Residence

Inquiries to the consular representations (see contact addresses).

Processing time

Germany: Approx. 4 weeks and longer. Austria: At least 1 week. Switzerland: At least 14 working days.

Proof of sufficient funds

Foreigners must have sufficient funds.

Entry with children

German: Machine-readable children’s passport or your own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Note on German-Algerian dual nationals: When entering the country underage dual nationals or children whose name or appearance could indicate Algerian nationality or descent, it should be borne in mind that the right to determine the place of residence according to Algerian family law, which is characterized by Islamic principles, exclusively applies to father is entitled to. If the father comes from Algeria or another Muslim country, he must therefore agree to the departure of his children from Algeria, unless he accompanies them personally, in writing on a specific form (“Authorisation Paternelle de Voyage”, available from the consular representation). Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.

Exit permit

An exit permit is required for all foreigners resident in Algeria (except for nationals of France).

Algeria Entry Requirements