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Algeria Travel Information

According to localcollegeexplorer, Algeria (Arabic: الجزائر, Al-Jazā’ir, Berber: Lz̦ayer) is a country in Africa bordering Morocco, Tunisia, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, and Libya. The capital of Algeria is Algiers. A number of major cities in Algeria are: Oran, Constantine, Annaba and Batna.

Algeria is one of the largest countries in Africa and is known for its sahara, oases and the atlas mountains. Algeria is about 85% desert. The country also has a long coastline with a number of beach resorts such as Tipasa and Oran. You will also find many dromedaries and palm trees here in terms of flora and fauna. In winter it is also possible to ski in Algeria.

Where is Algeria?

Travel information of Algeria

Official name: People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria
Continent: Africa
Area: 2,381,741 km²
Capital: Algiers
Country code: DZ, DZA
Population: 44,700,000 inhabitants (2021)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 3,003 m (Tahat)
Distance (Amsterdam – Algiers): 1,738 km
Flight time: approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes

Travel advice
Current status: All (non-essential) travel to certain areas in Algeria is discouraged.
Current color code: Yellow, orange and red. Due to this status, a partially negative travel advice
is in effect for Algeria.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in Algeria that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs in Algeria, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
At the moment there are no travel organizations that offer travel to Algeria. If you want to put together your own trip or are looking for separate travel components such as hotels, airline tickets and a rental car, please visit our travel offer page.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Algeria?

Weather and climate
Algeria has a Mediterranean climate. The temperatures are around 20 to 30 degrees in the summer months and around 8 to 15 degrees in the winter months. Temperatures in the lower areas can reach 50 degrees in summer. In the months of January, February and March there are many sandstorms.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Algeria can be found on our extensive weather page.
Extensive information about the climate of Algeria can be found at Climate info.

Best time
April, May, September and October are the best months to travel to Algeria. In these months you have the least problems with precipitation, sandstorms and high temperatures.

Arabic is the official language in Algeria. In addition, various Berber languages ​​(including Tamazight, Kabyl) and French are spoken.
Would you like to translate from or into Arabic for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months upon arrival in Algeria.
A visa is required. You can apply for this in person at the embassy of Algeria in The Hague.
Note: Your passport cannot contain an Israeli stamp.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Algeria:
Algerian Embassy in the Netherlands:
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
Vaccination against yellow fever is compulsory for Algeria if you have visited a yellow fever country in the seven days before you visit Algeria. In addition, it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).

Money and Currency
In Algeria, payments are made with the Algerian dinar (DZD).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Algeria can be found on our ATMs page. However, these do not accept Dutch bank cards.

Price level
Prices in Algeria are much lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -55% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (76% cheaper), food (41% cheaper), imported beer in catering (55% cheaper), cigarettes (70% cheaper) and public transport (94% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

In Algeria it is customary to give a tip of approximately 10%.

Time difference
During our summer time it is 1 hour earlier in Algeria.
During our winter time there is no time difference.
Algeria has no difference in winter time and summer time.
Find the local time, date and time zone for Algeria on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
In Algeria you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Algeria.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Algeria.

In Algeria the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity in Algeria can be found on our electricity page.

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 17
– Fire: 14
– Ambulance: 14

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Algeria can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Algeria can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Algeria end
Algeria’s official website:

The country code (international access code) to call someone in Algeria is 00213 or +213.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Algeria? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Telephone numbers can be found in the Algeria Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Algeria.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos from Algeria.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Algeria.

Public holidays
An overview of all public holidays in Algeria can be found on

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Algeria, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Algeria?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Algeria. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and World Heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Algeria can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Algeria can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Places of interest
A number of well-known and frequently visited places of interest in Algeria are as follows:
– Botanical garden Jardin d’Essai du Hamma
– Monument of the Martyrs
– Tipaza settlement
– ​​Berber oasis city Ghardaïa
– Roman ruin complex Djémila
– Roman ruin complex Timgad
– Ahaggar National Park
– Basilica of Our Lady of Africa
– Fort Santa Cruz
– Pont Sidi M’Cid

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Algeria? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and perfume, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. In addition, on this website you will find the laws and regulations regarding the importation of pets and a list of everything that may not be imported into and/or exported from Algeria.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business in or do business with Algeria, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On you will find a large amount of information about Algeria, including: opportunities, import and export regulations, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, business partners and subsidies.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Algeria.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.1.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: No
– Homosexuality: Not allowed. Prison sentence up to 10 years.

Did you know that…
…Algeria is the largest country in Africa?
…Algeria is 57x larger than the Netherlands?
…The Algerian constitution stipulates that Islam is the state religion of the country?
…The highest temperature ever recorded in Algeria was 50.6 °C in the city of Salah?
…Algeria was an important wine producer before independence in 1962?

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