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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


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Very High -

Inbound travel is generally not possible. Government authorities may grant exceptions to specific travellers.

No inbound entry, including for citizens and residents. Government authorities may authorise exceptions, but these are not applicable to the vast majority of travellers.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): High -

Essential businesses operational but with significant disruption.

Healthcare systems under pressure, even in LOW and MEDIUM Medical risk-rated countries, likely delaying access to non-life threatening but urgent care. Existing security concerns may be increasingly exacerbated by the socio-economic pressures of COVID-19 on the systems and/or diversion of resources. Further reduced avenues of recourse for in-country medical/security issues especially in HIGH/EXTREME rated security environments, with knock-on impacts on operational sustainability.  Highly disruptive BCP mitigation actions in effect, such as temporary suspension of all but essential activities. 

RestrictionsInboundEntry restrictions
Land and sea borders are closed. Air borders have partially reopened. Air Algerie operates six weekly flights with France, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey. The flights operate via Algiers (ALG), Constantine (CZL) and Oran (ORN) airports.
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements
Travellers entering Algeria must have a COVID-19 test (PCR or serology) taken no more than 36 hours prior to departure.
(Until further notice)
Quarantine requirements
Travellers must quarantine for five days. Arriving passengers will be required to self-isolate for five days at a government-designated hotel that is to be booked and paid for prior to departure. They will need to take a test at the end of the five-day period. In the event of a positive test result, their quarantine will be extended by another ten days. Travellers must comply with medical screening at the hotel.
(Until further notice)
Summary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
OutboundAll ferries are suspended.
(Until further notice)
Outbound travellers (citizens) need to obtain an exit permit. This can be obtained on the Ministry of Interior's website: http://www.interieur.gov.dz/
(Until further notice)
Summary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any exit restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticA curfew has been imposed from 00.01 to 04.00 in the following provinces: Adrar, Alger, Batna, Bejaia, Blida, Boumerdes, Constantine, Jijel, Laghouat, Msila, Oran, Ouargla, El Oued, Tebessa, Tipaza, Tizi-Ouzou, Touggourt, Setif and Sidi Bel Abbes.
(Ends 23 June 2021)
Air Algerie has resumed domestic flights.

Rail links and other types of public transport are suspended.
(Until further notice)
Face masks are compulsory in public places and all gatherings of more than two people are prohibited nationwide.
(Until further notice)


Urban taxis can operate under strict sanitary rules including a maximum of two passengers per ride, compulsory wearing of masks for both driver and clients and ongoing vehicle and personal disinfection.
(Until further notice)
Summary
• Is a state of emergency in place? No
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? Yes
• Can businesses operate? Restricted
• Are there restrictions on internal travel? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? Yes
(Until further notice)
Planned changes and internal conditionsAir France will start operating flights from France to Algeria on 28 June.
(Until further notice)
Summary - Changes to the following measures:
• Border restrictions? No
• Entry restrictions? No
• Testing requirements? No
• Quarantine requirements? No
• Vaccination requirements? No
• Transit restrictions? No
• COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Internal restrictions? No
• Outbound restrictions? No
• Other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)

23 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Algeria

COVID-19 information for Algeria

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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Petty and opportunistic crime poses the main risk to foreign nationals and business travellers in Algeria. Social unrest is common and often disruptive and can pose incidental risks to bystanders. 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 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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