Algeria (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 27 October, 2021.


At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: Negative PCR test results is required for all countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 5 days required for all countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 25.10.2021
1. Flights to Algeria are suspended.
– This does not apply to:
– flights arriving from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Russian Fed., Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom;
– medevac and repatriation flights.
2. Passengers must have a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued at most 36 hours before departure. The test result must be in Arabic, English or French.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 12 years;
– passengers arriving on an indirect long-haul flight.
3.Passengers arriving on an indirect long-haul flight must have a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. The test result must be in Arabic, English or French.
4. Passengers must complete a health form found at . The form must be presented upon arrival.
5. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 antigen test upon arrival..


Detailed Tourist Information

Algeria partially reopens air travel after 14-month shutdown.

You must present evidence of a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result on arrival in Algeria, taken in the 36 hours before departure. You must undertake another PCR test on arrival in Algeria. If you test negative, you will be allowed to enter. If you test positive, you will need to undertake 10-day quarantine, and will be required to pay for this quarantine.

Lockdown Details

A curfew is in effect from 11pm until 5am daily in the following 23 wilayas: Ain Temouchent, Algiers, Batna, Béchar, Bejaia, Bouira, Constantine, El Oued, Guelma, Jijel, Khenchela, Mostaganem, M’Sila, Naâma, Oran, Ouargla, Oum El Bouaghi, Sétif, Sidi Bel Abbes, Skikda, Souk Ahras, Tebessa, and Tizi Ouzou.

In wilayas under curfew, cafes, restaurants, fast-food outlets and ice cream vendors are only authorized to operate up to 50 percent of capacity.

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.

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