Algeria (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 21 July, 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 09.06.2021
1. Flights to Algeria are suspended.
This does not apply to:
– flights arriving from France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey;
– medevac and repatriation flights.
2. Passengers must have a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued at most 36 hours before arrival. The test result must be in Arabic, English or French.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 12 years;
– passengers with a diplomatic passport arriving on a indirect long-haul flight.
3. Passengers with a diplomatic passport arriving on a 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 arriving from France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Tunisia or Turkey must have a quarantine package for 5 days obtained from the transporting carrier before departure.
– This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic or service passport.

 

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

Since March 2020, the Algerian government has imposed health-related restrictions on some businesses. The lifting of restrictions has been gradual. There still may be limitations on maximum operating capacity and certain types of large gatherings.

People are required to wear a protective mask when in public and those who do not comply may be subject to a fine.

Land borders remain generally closed, with periodic exceptions. The Algerian government announced the reopening of non-cargo international air travel on June 1. Limited flights are available for certain qualifying travelers, and passengers arriving in Algeria must quarantine for five days at a government-selected hotel. Criteria for entry under the new regulations is available from the government of Algeria. In mid-June, the government announced it would soon resume maritime travel. Domestic air travel resumed in early December. Public transportation (and depending on the wilaya, private transportation) may be disrupted on Fridays and Saturdays in the wilayas affected by a curfew.

A curfew is in effect from 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. in 14 wilayas, including in Algiers. The other wilayas covered by the curfew are: Laghouat, Batna, Bejaia, Blida, Tebessa, Tizi-Ouzou, Sétif, Sidi Bel Abbes, Constantine, M’Sila, Ouargla, Oran et Boumerdes. 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.
 

Sources

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/algeria
Data Source: covidcontrols.co