Here you will find important tips and useful information for Algeria.
Swiss Bankers Travel is not accepted in this country.
in euro (EUR)
Change cash in local currency
Local currency / ISO Code
Algerian dinar DZD
Currency exchange rate
DZD 100 = ~ CHF 0.00 ; CHF 1 = ~ DZD 0.00 (07/2015)
Credit cards are rarely accepted. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Each exchange of currency must be declared (see official declaration form).
The declaration form must be kept until final departure.
Upon departure, bank receipts must be shown for all exchange transactions.
Currency exchange or purchase on black market punishable by law.
Cash payment in EUR nearly everywhere possible.
+/- 0 h; - 1 h during our summer time
Algiers (Al Djazaïr)
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
220 volt / adapter required for 3-pronged plug
Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay with visa, return or onward travel ticket.
Hydra / Alger, Villa no 5, rue Numéro 4, Parc du Paradou
Tel. : +41 31 324 18 66 / +41 31 324 18 67 / +213 21 60 76 80 / +213 21 60 69 60 / +213 21 69 48 31 / +213 21 69 15 04
8.00 - 17.00 h (Sun - Thu)
8.00 - 12.00 h and 14.00 - 19.00 h (Sun - Thu)
International driver's licence required for car rentals.
Travel to the regions south of Adrar, Hassi-Messoud or El Golea with rented vehicles (except jeeps with driver) prohibited.
Blood alcohol limit: 0.0 ‰.
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Minimum risk of malaria.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
Malgrado l'aumento delle misure di sicurezza esiste sempre il rischio di attacchi terroristici.
Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Avoid nighttime driving.
Special legal regulations
Photographing military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.
Severe penalties for violations of drug laws (up to life imprisonment/death penalty).
Algeria is a predominantly Moslem country.
Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.
Ramadan 2019: 05.05. - 04.06.
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