After reopening its borders this summer, Algeria lifted the national curfew. We take stock of the health situation in the face of Covid-19 and the measures to be observed during your trip to Algeria this winter 2021-2022.
[Updated November 12, 2021 at 12:11 p.m.] Since the start of the pandemic, Algeria has recorded more than 200,000 contamination cases and nearly 6,000 deaths from Covid-19. After an outbreak of cases, Algeria, the country has been recording for several weeks a decrease in the number of contaminations. The authorities announced in September "a major campaign" aimed at vaccinating 70% of the population by the end of the year.
For a weekend or a week's vacation in Algiers, Oran, Constantine or Ghardaïa, you can discover the country's natural richness (ancient cities, canyons, desert...), taste local specialities, shopping or enjoying the fine sandy beaches. We take stock of the entry conditions, the open places and the distancing measures so that you can best prepare your trip to Algeria this winter.
The Algerian government reopened the country's borders on June 1, 2021. Regarding the conditions of entry into the country, the company Air Algérie which unveiled its flight program explained that in addition to a plane ticket, the Persons over 12 must have a negative RT-PCR COVID test dated less than 36 hours before the departure date (in Arabic, French or English), to be presented at check-in and given to the arrival.
Travelers wishing to travel to Algeria by air must present the result of a negative PCR test less than 36 hours old on boarding and on arrival on Algerian soil and carry out an antigen test on arrival on the ground Algerian.
The curfew imposed between 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. (local time) which was in force in 23 wilayas (prefectures) of the country was lifted in mid-October. However, the government has decided to renew the countrywide ban on "any type of gathering of people and family reunification, including the celebration of marriages and circumcisions, and other events".
Cafes and restaurants are open until 9 p.m. in Algeria but only offer take-out food or drinks. Museums have reopened in most of the country. Wearing a mask remains compulsory on the road and in public places, in the workplace as well as in all open or closed spaces open to the public.
Algeria's beaches have reopened for swimming. As every year, instructions have been given by the local authorities to enforce free access to the beaches for summer visitors and to provide them with all the necessary amenities.