Travel advice for Algeria.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Algeria.

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  • Swiss Bankers Travel is not accepted in this country.

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Banknotes

in euro (EUR)

  • Change cash in local currency

Local currency / ISO Code

Algerian dinar DZD

Currency exchange rate

DZD 100 = ~ CHF 0.68 ; CHF 1 = ~ DZD 145.30 (09/2022)

Further Information

Credit cards

 

  • Credit cards are rarely accepted. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

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Time difference with Switzerland

+/- 0 h; - 1 h during our summer time

National language

Official language

Arabic

Language capabilities

French

Capital

Algiers (Al Djazaïr)

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

220 volt / adapter required for 3-pronged plug

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay with visa, return or onward travel ticket.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

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

Opening hours

Banks

8.00 - 17.00 h (Sun - Thu)

Stores

8.00 - 12.00 h and 14.00 - 19.00 h (Sun - Thu)

Driving
  • 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 ‰.

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Mosquito protection advised.

  • Minimum risk of malaria.

  • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

Security

  • 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).

Cultural characteristics
  • 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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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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