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Last verified: Thursday, 19. September 2019 at 07:22 AM

Algeria Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Algeria

Local Situation: 2.8 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Algeria. We detected travel advisories from 11 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.3 / 5

Algeria shares a land border with 7 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Algeria), the Advisory Index is 3.3 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Libya (5), Mali (4.5), Mauritania (3.9), Niger (3.8), Tunisia (2.7), Morocco with 2.5 and Western Sahara with 1 (of 5).

Risk scoring history for Algeria

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Algeria.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Algeria from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.8 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise increased caution when traveling in Algeria due to terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Areas near the eastern and southern borders due to terrorism and kidnapping. Areas in the Sahara Desert due to terrorism and kidnapping. Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in ...

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/algeria-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/algeria

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Do not travel within 50 kilometres of the border regions with Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Tunisia due to a heightened threat from terrorism and kidnapping.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/algeria

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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Presidential elections will take place on 4 July 2019. Demonstrations are continuing across the country. Avoid large public gatherings and follow the advice of local authorities. We haven’t changed our level of advice – ‘Reconsider your need to travel’ to Algeria overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

Source: http://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/africa/north/Pages/algeria.aspx

Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Algeria.

Issued by: Australian government

Coverage: Algiers

Info: This regional advisory from the Australian government covers: Algiers.

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Algeria.

Issued by: Australian government

Coverage: Within 450 kilometres of borders with Mali and Niger

Info: This regional advisory from the Australian government covers: Within 450 kilometres of borders with Mali and Niger.

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Algeria.

Issued by: Australian government

Coverage: Within 100 kilometres of borders with Mauritania, Libya and Tunisia

Info: This regional advisory from the Australian government covers: Within 100 kilometres of borders with Mauritania, Libya and Tunisia .

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Germany

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Algerien: Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise: Teilreisewarnung. The German government advises againt travelling this country.

Source: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/algeriensicherheit/219044

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Austria

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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Algerien.

Source: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/algerien/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Cyprus

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Var vaksam, undvik stora folksamlingar och att röra dig utomhus i mörkret. Följ med lokala nyheter.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/DZ

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Når du rejser til Algier, Oran, Constantine og Annaba bør du til enhver tid være opmærksom på din personlige sikkerhed. De fleste danskere har ingen problemer ved besøg i disse byer. Vi fraråder alle rejser til: Det centrale og sydlige Algeriet, herunder Sahara, Tamanrasset og Djanet; Regionerne, der grænser op til Mauretanien, Mali, Niger, Libyen og ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/algeriet/

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Algeria.

Issued by: Danish government

Coverage: Resten af landet undtagen stederne i den røde bjælke nedenfor.

Info: Risiciene er så alvorlige, at du bør have særlige grunde til at besøge området/landet. Vigtige forretningsrejser og presserende familiebegivenheder kan få rejsende til at vurdere, at et besøg er nødvendigt.

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Algeria.

Issued by: Danish government

Coverage: Det centrale og sydlige Algeriet, herunder Sahara, Tamanrasset, Djanet og regionerne, der grænser op til Mauretanien, Mali, Niger, Libyen og Tunesien. Kabylien bortset fra de større byer.

Info: Meget høj sikkerhedsrisiko. Hvis du vælger at rejse, bør du søge professionel rådgivning.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Malta

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In view of the announced Presidential elections that will take place on 4 July 2019 and the persistent country-wide demonstrations and other forms of protests which broke out across Algeria since February, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion advises Maltese citizens travelling to Algeria against all travel to areas within:

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

About Algeria

Algeria with its capital Algiers is a country in Africa (Northern Africa), slightly less than 3.5 times the size of Texas (2,381,740 km²). The country is located Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Morocco and Tunisia. The climate can be described as arid to semiarid; mild, wet winters with hot, dry summers along coast; drier with cold winters and hot summers on high plateau; sirocco is a hot, dust/sand-laden wind especially common in summer. The landscape is mostly high plateau and desert; some mountains; narrow, discontinuous coastal plain. With a population of about 33.74 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Algiers
Population about 33.74 million
Size 2.381.740 km²
Size comparable to slightly less than 3.5 times the size of Texas
Common languages Arabic
Currency Dinar (short: DZD)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800
International phone prefix +213
Internet Top Level Domain .dz
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 DZ
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 DZA
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 12

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Algeria is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • and fertilizer runoff
  • and other industrial effluents is leading to the pollution of rivers and coastal waters
  • becoming polluted from oil wastes
  • desertification
  • dumping of raw sewage
  • in particular
  • inadequate supplies of potable water
  • Mediterranean Sea
  • petroleum refining wastes
  • soil erosion
  • soil erosion from overgrazing and other poor farming practices

Natural hazzards

  • droughts
  • mountainous areas subject to severe earthquakes
  • mudslides and floods in rainy season

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Algeria. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. electrical
  2. food processing
  3. light industries
  4. mining
  5. natural gas
  6. petrochemical
  7. petroleum

Agriculture products

  1. barley
  2. cattle
  3. citrus
  4. fruits
  5. grapes
  6. oats
  7. olives
  8. sheep
  9. wheat

Algerian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Algeria.

Export products

  1. natural gas
  2. petroleum
  3. petroleum products

Import products

  1. capital goods
  2. consumer goods
  3. foodstuffs

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Algeria?

Algeria is currently rated at 2,8 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 11 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Algeria.

Is it safe to travel Algeria in 2019?

Visiting the country Algeria is usually fine. The score is at 2,8 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Algeria?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 11 individual sources for Algeria.

What is the size of Algeria?

Algeria has a size of 2,381,740 km² or 919,595 mi² which is slightly less than 3.5 times the size of Texas.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.