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Travel Advisory: State Department Report Algeria
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Algeria;  The People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria is a North African country on the Mediterranean coast. Algeria is Africa’s largest country, covering an area of nearly 2.5 million square miles. Algeria is the tenth-largest country in the world, and the largest in Africa and in the Mediterranean.  The country is bordered in the northeast by Tunisia, in the east by Libya, in the west by Morocco, in the southwest by Western Sahara, Mauritania, and Mali, in the southeast by Niger, and in the north by the Mediterranean Sea.  Its capital and most populous city is Algiers.  Algeria was the home of many ancient prehistoric cultures, including Aterian and Capsian cultures. Its area has known many empires and dynasties, including ancient Berber Numidians, Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Arab Umayyads, Berber Fatimids, Berber Almoravids, Berber Almohads, and later Turkish Ottomans.

Health: CDC Algeria
What to Pack
Weather: Algeria Weather

Travel  Requirements

  • Passport
  •  Visa required for all US Passport Holders, If you are not a US Passport holder, please consult the embassy in your region.
  • Proof of immunization.

Diplomatic Missions

Permanent Mission of Algeria to the United Nations in New York
Site of the Permanent Mission of Algeria to the UN.
Algerian Embassy in the U.S.
Algerian Embassy in Washington DC.
Algerian Consulate London
Algerian Consulate in the UK
Ambassades et Missions permanentes de l’Algérie dans le monde
List of Algeria’s Diplomatic Missions around the World.


Winter Months: November – January –
Spring Months: February – June –
Summer Months***: June –Early September
Fall Months: September – November

** In the summer months Algeria experiences hot winds from the south known as the Chehili or Sirocco, a dusty, choking south wind blowing off the desert, sometimes at gale force. This wind also occasionally reaches into the coastal Tellt.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Kasbah of Algiers

is one of the finest coastal sites on the Mediterranean, overlooking the islands where a Carthaginian trading-post was established in the 4th century BC. There are the remains of the citadel, old mosques and Ottoman-style palaces as well as the remains of a traditional urban structure associated with a deep-rooted sense of community.

Djémila (Cuicul)
Remains of an establishment of an ancient Roman colony with its forum, temples, basilicas, triumphal arches and houses occupied a singular defensive position 900 m above sea-level.

Tassili n’Ajjer
The strange lunar landscape of ‘rock forests’ of Tassili n’Ajjer, a vast plateau in south-east Algeria at the borders of Libya, Niger and Mali, has an exceptional density of paintings and engravings, and many other prehistoric vestiges. More than 15,000 drawings and engravings record the climatic changes, the animal migrations and the evolution of human life on the edge of the Sahara from 6000 BC to the first centuries of the present era.

Timgad (Colonia Marciana Traiana Thamugadi)
The Roman military colony north of the Aurès of the massif was founded in 100 A.D. by Trajan. The colony was a “planned city” built out of nothing (ex nihilo), with crosswise aligned streets (cardo and decumanus), Roman urban planning at its height.



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