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Algeria coronavirus travel restrictions

Algeria 🇩🇿

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The travel advice is Reconsider your need to travel to Algeria. Algeria is Open with restrictions for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Algeria. Algeria is part of Africa with main city at Algiers. Its Developing country with a population of 40M people. The main currency is Algerian Dinar. The languages spoken are Arabic.
👍 Developing   👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 40M people

🚨 Travel Advice for Algeria

Open with restrictions

for travel
International travel to Algeria is permitted. It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Other restrictions

Travelers may be required to provide their contact details which will be retained for contact tracing purposes.

Conditional quarantine

Travelers may be required to self-isolate on arrival, information relating to quarantine requirements is very limited. We advise all travelers to contact their airline or Algerian embassy directly for more information.

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 36 hours, must be provided on arrival.

Testing on arrival

An antigen test will be administered on arrival at the expense of the traveler. We advise travelers to take sufficient cash as there is no opportunity to withdraw cash before the test.
For more details Foreign Travel Advice, United Kingdom

Government measures

Across many provinces, including the capital city of Algiers, a curfew is in effect between the hours of 11 pm to 5 am and large gatherings are not allowed. Local authorities can impose more restrictive or relaxed measures at short notice depending on the risk level. Further information relating to the COVID-19 response in Algeria can be found at

Use of masks

Face masks are required in all public spaces and while on public transport.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating with limits to capacity in place.


Restaurants are open with limits to capacity in place to allow for social disancing.


Bars may open for takeaway or delivery services only. On-site dining is not permitted.


Nightclubs remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.


Shops are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing. Non-essential services are closed during curfew hours.

On return

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 issued in some countries are exempt from pre-departure testing, post-arrival testing on day 8, and quarantine requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
Vaccinated travelers are still required to book a rapid lateral flow test or PCR test for day 2 after arrival and complete a passenger locator form. Travelers testing positive on the rapid lateral flow test will undergo PCR testing. Those who test positive on the PCR test will be required to self-isolate for 10 days.
Vaccination exemptions will only apply if the full dose and certificate were issued in the United Kingdom, Europe, United States, and other specific countries. A full list of authorized vaccines and issuing countries can be found at

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation, or the full duration of the trip if staying less than 10 days.
If traveling to England, travelers may apply for the 'Test to Release' scheme to be tested on the fifth day after arrival and be relieved from self-isolation early, if the result is negative. Those with a positive result will be required to self-isolate for another 10 days.
Further details can be found at

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative nucleic acid test, such as a PCR, LAMP, or antigen test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on departure. This certificate must be in English, French, or Spanish.
Further information on tests such as the minimum standards accepted can be found at

Testing on arrival

Those traveling to England are required to purchase a 'COVID Testing Package' before departure, for 'Day 2 and day 8 tests'. These tests must be administered twice during isolation, on or before day 2 and on day 8.
Vaccinated travelers who meet the exemption criteria are only required to book a 'Day 2 test'.
Unvaccinated travelers staying for less than 10 days, and vaccinated travelers staying for less than 2 days, are still required to book the relevant testing package regardless of the duration of their stay. The tests only have to be taken if the travelers are still in England on the test dates.
Proof of purchase for this testing package must be provided on departure. This can be booked directly at or a list of approved third-party test providers can be found at

Travel restriction details for Algeria

🚫 Destination Quarantine may be required
🛬 Return Quarantine required
🏖️ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
🛍️ Open shopping
🚌 Operational with restrictions transport
📅 events Partially Allowed

🔒 Lockdown Details for Algeria

A curfew is in effect from 8pm until 6am daily in the following 35 wilayas: Adrar, Ain Temouchent, Algiers, Batna, Béchar, Bejaia, Biskra, Blida, Bouira, Boumerdes, Constantine, El Bayadh, El Oued, Guelma, Jijel, Khenchela, Laghouat, Mascara, Mostaganem, M’Sila, Naâma, Oran, Ouargla, Ouled Djellal, Oum El Bouaghi, Relizane, Sétif, Sidi Bel Abbes, Souk Ahras, Tebessa, Tindouf, Tipaza, Tissemsilt, Tizi Ouzou and Tlemcen.
In wilayas under curfew, all second-hand vehicle markets, sports halls and gyms, youth centers and cultural centers will be closed.
In wilayas under curfew, all cafes, restaurants, fast-food outlets and ice cream vendors will be authorized to operate as take-away services only.
In wilayas under curfew, all recreational areas for leisure and relaxation (including beaches) will be closed.
Across the entire country, the ban on any kind of gathering, including family gatherings such as weddings and circumcision parties, will remain in place.
Curfews are constantly being reviewed and revised and the curfew may be more restrictive in certain wilayas or in certain areas of the wilayas above for short periods of time as the health situation develops.

🛡️ Travel safety for Algeria

Reconsider your need to travel

Limited international flights from Algeria have resumed. Domestic flights are operational. On arrival in Algeria you must present evidence of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result, taken in the 36 hours before departure. Further testing applies on arrival (see 'Travel'). Measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, including curfews, are in place in large cities and provinces. These may change at short notice. We now advise: Reconsider your need to travel to Algeria overall due to high threat of terrorist attack and civil unrest.
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