Current travel advisories for Algeria

Last Update: Tuesday, 12. November 2019 at 07:23

We advice caution when travelling to Algeria.

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Travel warnings for this region [to world map].

Current situation : 2.7 / 5

Algeria is a country in Africa (Northern Africa) with around 34 million citizens and a land mass of 2,381,740 km². We detected travel advisories from 10 sources for this country.

Bordering countries: 3.8 / 5

Algeria shares land borders with 7 neighbouring states. For this country, the Danger Index is 3.8 (average value for all countries) - though not all neighbour countries have been reported as somehow dangerous: Libya (5.0), Mali (4.6), Niger (4.1), Mauritania (3.9), Morocco (2.6), Tunisia with (2.6) and Western Sahara with (0.0 of 5). See danger map of the region.


Single advisories / travel warnings

US American government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
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 Algeria. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning and have recently targeted the Algerian security forces. Most attacks take place in rural areas, but attacks are possible in urban areas despite a heavy and active police presence. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens outside Algiers province due to Algerian government restrictions on travel by U.S. government employees. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. 

Danger level: 2

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Canadian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

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

Danger level: 2

Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories).

New Zealand government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
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.

Danger level: 5

Do not travel / Extreme Risk.

Australian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Presidential elections will take place on 12 December 2019. The security situation in the lead up to, during and soon after the election may be unpredictable.  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.

Danger level: 4

Reconsider your need to travel.

Australian government

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

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
This regional advisory from the Australian government covers: Algiers.

Reisewarnstufe: 3

High degree of caution.

Australian government

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

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

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

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Do not travel.

Australian government

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

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

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

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Do not travel.

German government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

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

Danger level: 3

Regional Travel Warning.

Austrian government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
The Austrian Government advises again travelling Algerien.

Danger level: 3

Regional Travel Warning.

Cypriot government

http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/mfa2016.nsf/travel_en.html

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
Caution

Danger level: 3

Caution.

Irish government

https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/algeria/

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
High degree of caution

Danger level: 3

High degree of caution.

Finnish government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

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

Danger level: 3

Travel with higher caution..

Danish government

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

National warning: This advisory covers the whole country.

Brief summary:
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. Siden den 22. februar 2019 har der været politiske protestdemonstrationer i Algier og andre større byer hver fredag og i Algier også hver tirsdag. Du bør holde dig på afstand af opløb og demonstrationer, da de kan udvikle sig voldeligt. Der er udskrevet præsidentvalg til afholdelse den 12. december 2019. Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til resten af landet undtaget områderne nedenfor. Risiciene er så alvorlige, at du bør have helt særlige grunde til at rejse dertil. Vi fraråder alle rejser til følgende områder pga. en meget høj sikkerhedsrisiko: Det centrale og sydlige Algeriet, herunder Sahara, Tamanrasset og Djanet. Regionerne, der grænser op til Mauretanien, Mali, Niger, Libyen og Tunesien. Kabylien, bortset fra de større byer. Hvis du vælger at rejse til disse områder, bør du på forhånd søge professionel rådgivning.

Danger level: 3

Be extra cautious..

Danish government

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

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

Brief summary:
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.

Reisewarnstufe: 4

Avoid all unnecessary travel..

Danish government

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

Regional warning: This advisory covers a specific region.

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

Reisewarnstufe: 5

Do not travel..

If there is more than one advisory/message of a single government for a given country, it indicates regional differences in means of security for your personal health and well-being. Single messages can indicate specific regions to be safer or less safe as mentioned in the main advisory. In these cases it's advisable to consult your own governments information.


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Country information

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Basic facts

Citizens
around 34 million
Covering landmass
2,381,740 km²
Electricity
230V - 50Hz
Currency
Dinar (DZD)
ISO 2-Letter Code
DZ
Phone prefix
+213
Top Level Domain
.dz
Mobile frequencies (MHz)
900/1800

Airports in Algeria (extern)

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Note of the displayed travel advisories
These trabel advisories are automatically gathered. We use the RSS Feeds of the corresponding authorities of the single countries. In some cases, we analyse the website itself. Since the information originates from different countries and different countries have different understanding of danger and danger levels. Thus, the information displayed is an automized and normalized representation with no right to completeness and correctness. If a country is not shown, it doesn't necessarily mean it's safe. The information shown if a first indicator.