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Algeria has a wide variety of gorgeous landscapes, giving travelers several different experiences, depending on where they choose to venture.
One of the main attractions to the country is the Saharan region. It is filled with mountains and archaeological sites and a wonderful place to stargaze at night. Those who love nature will be able to experience everything from the red-brown mountains of Ahaggar to the waterfalls in Tlemcen.
While some regions of the city have been deemed too dangerous for visitors, the majority of the country is quite safe and perfect for visiting. In fact, the Algerian government has implemented a plan to install more infrastructure, including hotels, that will make the country even more appealing for visitors.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Algeria. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Algeria:
The risk of malaria is low in Algeria, though travelers should take steps to avoid mosquito bites. Share your itinerary with a travel medicine specialist to see if an antimalarial regime is right for you.
Rabies is primarily a risk for travelers who plan on being involved in outdoor activities, work with animals or plan on taking an extended trip.
There is no risk of yellow fever in Algeria. But, the government of Algeria requires proof of yellow fever vaccination if one is lives in or has visited a country with yellow fever.
For more details on any of the above vaccinations, visit the detailed Passport Health specialty vaccination pages or make an appointment with your local Passport Health by calling or book online now.
Yes. According to the CDC, there is some risk for cholera in Algeria.
Cholera can be prevented by drinking clean water, washing hands often, and by getting a single dose of the oral cholera vaccine, Vaxchora.
Passport Health locations throughout the country keep Vaxchora in-stock. Schedule your appointment today by calling or book online now.
All Americans visiting Algeria must have a visa. Additionally, travelers must have a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the intended date of departure. A return ticket and proof of a hotel booking or official invitation with an itinerary is required.
For more information, see our Algeria visa page. Or contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Algeria’s climate can vary based on the location you are in:
The US government advises travelers to exercise a high degree of caution when visiting Algeria.
Consider avoiding all travel to areas bordering Libya, Tunisia, Mali, Niger, and Mauritania. The Kabylia region and Wilayas of Annaba, Béchar, Biskra, El Bayadh, El Taref, Jijel, Khenchela, Laghouat, Skikda, Souk Ahras are also dangerous due to terrorism, banditry, and kidnapping.
Aside from these regions, the country is relatively safe and in recent years has taken steps to improve safety.
Travelers should still be cautious, particularly in rural areas after dark. Street crime (pickpocketing, robbery, etc.) are not uncommon, so stay vigilant while traveling.
In the oasis town of Ain Salah, exists a creeping sand dune on the western edge of the town. It is moving at a speed of one meter (three feet) every five years. While the city of Ain Salah itself is gorgeous, the tall dune is a magnificent site. Particularly for those who have never visited a vast desert. It is well worth it to take the time to see and take a picture atop the dune.
When traveling it is very helpful to find out exactly where the U.S. embassy or consulates are located. Keep the address written down in case you have a legal problem, you lose your passport, or you want to report a crime. Keep a copy of your passport with you in case you lose the original.
U.S. Embassy to Algeria
05 Chemin Cheikh Bachir Ibrahimi
Telephone: (213) 0770 08 30 00
Visit the Embassy to Algeria website before departure to confirm correct contact details for the office.
If you have any questions about traveling to Algeria or are wondering what shots you may need for your trip, schedule an appointment by calling or booking online now.
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