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Algeria

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    HIGH MEDICAL RISK for Algeria
    HIGH TRAVEL RISK for Algeria
    MEDIUM TRAVEL RISK for Urban centres in northern provinces; oil- and gas-producing sites in Adrar, Tamanrasset, Illizi, Ouargla and Ghardaia provinces

Risk Summary

Petty and opportunistic crime poses the main risk to foreign travellers and expatriates in Algeria. Social unrest is common and often disruptive and can pose incidental risks to members. The country's main extremist group – al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) – continues, despite successive security crackdowns, to regularly stage lethal attacks and ambushes against the security forces particularly in rural, mountainous areas in the north and north-east of the country. While an increased security force presence in northern urban centres has considerably reduced the militant threat, one-off attacks on high-profile targets centres remain possible. Northern Algeria lies along a seismic fault line and is prone to earthquakes, some of which have struck near main cities.

The security forces have an extensive presence in the country's south and tightly control access to oil industry facilities. Members in the far south are exposed to a credible risk of kidnapping by AQIM militants based in Mali or Niger and other criminal activities, such as banditry and vehicle hijacks. This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE


Vaccinations For Algeria
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for all travellers and expatriates.
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Typhoid feverRecommended for adventurous and long-term
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Yellow feverA yellow fever vaccination certificate is
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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