Algeria Practical Information

Passport

Visitors wishing to travel to Algeria are subject to a visa requirement. They must have a valid passport 6 months after the expected return date and a return ticket.

For more information on how to obtain visas and the documents to provide, please contact the algerian representation closest to your place of residence.

With children:

According to local regulations on the entry and exit of minors, foreigners or South Africans, in force since June 1, 2015, all parents are required to present proof of parentage with their children, at the entry as at the exit of the South African territory. This measure applies at any border point in the country.

For more information on how to obtain visas and the documents to provide, please contact the South African representation closest to your place of residence.

Health

No compulsory vaccination.

Note:A Yellow Fever vaccination is required from those coming from countries with risk of Yellow Fever transmission. The international vaccination certificate can be requested upon arrival at the airport.

Following the global pandemic, Covid measures and tests can be applied from your country of origin and in your country of destination. Please consult your Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Health.

Driving License

French tourists have the right to drive, including a rental vehicle, with their French license, for a stay not exceeding 90 days. In the event of arrival on Algerian territory by boat, tourists must take out automobile insurance at the port customs and a temporary admission certificate which will be issued for a period of 90 days.

Jet lag

Algeria Standard Time is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT+1 ).

Currency

Algeria uses the Algerian Dinar.
1 Euro (€) = 151.51 Algerian Dinar. .
1 dollar (USD) = 128.78 Algerian Dinar.

Electricity

230 Volts; 50 Hz

Depending on your country of origin, it is recommended to travel with an adapter.

Languages

Arabic and Berber are the two official languages in the country.

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