Algeria Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

Algeria Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Algeria, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc. 

Algeria is a North African country, located on the Mediterranean coast of the continent. Less visited than its Tunisian and Moroccan neighbours, the biggest country in Africa merits discovery. Travellers will be amazed by the beauty of Algeria’s natural landscapes. The North is home to a stunning coastline and the magnificent mountain range of Kabylie. The Sahara Desert is stretching across the South part of the country, offering a unique change of scenery with its endless ocean of sand dotted with green oases. The charismatic capital city, Algiers, offers deep historical and cultural experiences, away from mass tourism.

While traveling to Algeria, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
Algeria’s natural landscape

What vaccines do I need for Algeria in 2021?

The government of Canada and CDC recommend the following vaccines for travelling to Algeria in 2021: Traveler’s Diarrhea, Cholera, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, Yellow Fever, Influenza, Covid-19.


Recommended travel vaccinations for Algeria

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
Yellow FeverMosquito bites
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medications for Travelling to Algeria

MedicationAdditional Information
Acetazolamide/DexamethasoneRecommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness
Azithromycin/SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea

Current Weather In Algeria


Medical Care in Algeria

Hospital and emergency services in Algeria are not always of good quality, despite the governmental efforts to improve the country’s health care system. In urban centers, it is possible to find some well equipped private hospitals, but they are usually not following Western health standards. In rural areas, public hospitals are dilapidated and the medical equipment is ancient. The lack of qualified medical staff and medicine shortages are becoming very serious issues in the county, causing regular strikes and protest movements. Be aware that you will need to pay your consultations in cash, even if you are covered by a health insurance.

If you need an ambulance in Algeria, you can call 213 (0) 21-235-050. The waiting time can be extremely long.

Access to quality medicines can be very poor. It is thus indispensable that you bring your own medical supplies in sufficient quantities.

Is Algeria Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Bordering provinces Security situation is unpredictable; terrorism, banditry and kidnappings
Terrorism Risk present
Kidnapping Risk present
Demonstrations Risk of violence
Crime Risk present
Road safety Poor traffic conditions outside Algiers; renting a car with a driver is advised
Women’s safety Caution is advised
Public transportation Avoid buses; some are terrorism targets
Risk level High degree of caution
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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Algeria?

Before you travel, check with your transportation company about passport requirements. Its rules on passport validity may be more stringent than the country’s entry rules.

Both, a visa and a passport are required to travel in Algeria. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date you expect to leave from Algeria.

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Embassy of Canada to Algeria information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Embassy to Algeria

Street Address:
The Embassy of Canada
18, Mustapha Khalef Street
Ben Aknoun, Algiers

Tel.: 213 (0) 770-083-000
Fax: 213 (0) 770-083-070 or 213 (0) 770-083-040

Email: [email protected]

Click here to access the embassy’s website