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Algeria travel restrictions

Open for citizens: partial Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no
Airlines Updates

Published on 21.11.2020
Algiers Airport prepares for resumption of flights and opening of borders

Published on 20.11.2020
Details (dates and prices) of 20 special flights, from end November-end December

Published on 30.09.2020
Air Algerie adds Chengdu service in Oct/Nov 2020

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Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Algeria
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Algeria.
    • This does not apply to nationals of Algeria.
Flight Restrictions

published 21.07.2020
Flights to Algeria are suspended.
– This does not apply to medevac and repatriation flights.

Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site or own accomodation.

Check with the Algerian authorities for any entry requirements including quarantine requirements. Previous quarantine requirements were a compulsory 14-day stay at a state facility, or own accommodation (if diplomatic), or company accommodation (if authorised by the Prime Minister).
Diplomatic personnel entering or leaving Algeria are required to present a negative PCR test carried out 72h prior to arrival; and the observation of a period of self-isolation at home for a period subject to the rule of reciprocity (number of days is not mentioned)

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

You should check with the Algerian authorities for any entry requirements including COVID testing. Previous requirements included evidence of a negative PCR test from no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. Temperature checks may be undertaken on arrival.
Diplomatic personnel entering or leaving Algeria are required to present a negative PCR test carried out 72h prior to arrival.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2015)
Country requirement at entry: a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travellers aged 1 year
or over arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited for
more than 12 hours through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Malaria (2019)
Country certified malaria-free in 2019.

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Full Restrictions

  • Algeria Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Algeria: Air, land and sea borders remain closed until further notice. You should check with the Algerian authorities for any entry requirements including exemptions. Previously, entry was limited to:
    • Algerian nationals returning on repatriation flights from abroad
    • foreign nationals with diplomatic visas
    • employees of foreign companies operating in Algeria
    There was a process set out by the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs relating to requests for authorisation to enter Algeria. If you think you’re eligible to enter Algeria despite all borders being closed, you will need to contact your employer and/or the British Embassy in Algiers for more information on this process.
    *Testing/screening on arrival: You should check with the Algerian authorities for any entry requirements including COVID testing. Previous requirements included evidence of a negative PCR test from no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. You should arrange to take a private test.
    Temperature checks may be undertaken on arrival.
    *Quarantine requirements: Check with the Algerian authorities for any entry requirements including quarantine requirements. Previous quarantine requirements were a compulsory 14-day stay at a state facility, or own accommodation (if diplomatic), or company accommodation (if authorised by the Prime Minister).
    *Data collection: Contact details are taken on arrival in country, including address.
    *Testing on departure: Temperature checks are taken before entering the airport.
    *Leaving Algeria: When exiting Algeria, the Algerian authorities usually require sight of the document you used to enter the country. In the event that your passport was lost or stolen during your stay in Algeria, you will need to present a police report to the border police to show why you are no longer in possession of the passport you used to enter Algeria.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Algeria: Travel between provinces is now permitted though public transport options remain limited. A curfew is in effect from midnight to 4am in 19 provinces including the capital Algiers. The other provinces covered by the curfew are: Adrar, Laghouat, Batna, Bejaia, Blida, Tébessa, Tizi-Ouzou, Jijel, Sétif, Sidi Bel Abbes, Constantine, M’Sila, Ouargla, Oran, Boumerdes, El Oued, Tipaza and Touggourt.
    Since 1 July 2020, local authorities nationwide have powers to enact additional measures in cluster areas, with the approval of central authorities. As a result, localised lockdowns are possible, and markets and other areas with a high concentration of shops could be shut down with limited notice for at least 15 days.
    All security services and local authorities have been instructed to rigorously monitor and enforce compliance with preventive and other social distancing measures. Penalties include fines up to the equivalent of ÂŁ600, and 6 months imprisonment.
    The wearing of facemasks became mandatory on 24 May 2020 in all public spaces, including when using public transport, and within taxis.
    *Accommodation: Some hotels are open, with compulsory sanitary measures in place; facilities may be restricted. There are designated hotels for repatriated Algerians to do the required 14 days quarantine on arrival.
    *Public places and services: Mosques, restaurants, parks and cafes were permitted to reopen from 15 August 2020. This is conditional on social distancing and sanitary measures being in place. Mask wearing is obligatory and air conditioning and fans are banned.
    Universities began reopening from 23 August 2020 to complete studies from the previous year. The new term began on 15 December 2020. Primary schools opened on 21 October 2020, and middle and high schools reopened on 4 November 2020. There is a ban on gatherings such as marriages and funerals in the 19 provinces under curfew.

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    07.05.2021
  • Algeria Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Algeria: Air, land and sea borders remain closed until further notice. You should check with the Algerian authorities for any entry requirements including exemptions. Previously, entry was limited to:
    • Algerian nationals returning on repatriation flights from abroad
    • foreign nationals with diplomatic visas
    • employees of foreign companies operating in Algeria
    There was a process set out by the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs relating to requests for authorisation to enter Algeria. If you think you’re eligible to enter Algeria despite all borders being closed, you will need to contact your employer and/or the British Embassy in Algiers for more information on this process.
    *Testing/screening on arrival: You should check with the Algerian authorities for any entry requirements including COVID testing. Previous requirements included evidence of a negative PCR test from no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. You should arrange to take a private test.
    Temperature checks may be undertaken on arrival.
    *Quarantine requirements: Check with the Algerian authorities for any entry requirements including quarantine requirements. Previous quarantine requirements were a compulsory 14-day stay at a state facility, or own accommodation (if diplomatic), or company accommodation (if authorised by the Prime Minister).
    *Data collection: Contact details are taken on arrival in country, including address.
    *Testing on departure: Temperature checks are taken before entering the airport.
    *Leaving Algeria: When exiting Algeria, the Algerian authorities usually require sight of the document you used to enter the country. In the event that your passport was lost or stolen during your stay in Algeria, you will need to present a police report to the border police to show why you are no longer in possession of the passport you used to enter Algeria.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Algeria: Travel between provinces is now permitted though public transport options remain limited.
    A curfew is in effect from midnight to 5am in 9 provinces including the capital Algiers. The other provinces covered by the curfew are: Batna, Biskra, Blida, Tebessa, Tizi-Ouzou, Jijel, Sidi Bel Abbes, and Oran.
    Since 1 July 2020, local authorities nationwide have powers to enact additional measures in cluster areas, with the approval of central authorities. As a result, localised lockdowns are possible, and markets and other areas with a high concentration of shops could be shut down with limited notice for at least 15 days. All security services and local authorities have been instructed to rigorously monitor and enforce compliance with preventive and other social distancing measures. Penalties include fines and 6 months imprisonment.
    The wearing of facemasks became mandatory on 24 May 2020 in all public spaces, including when using public transport, and within taxis.
    *Accommodation: Some hotels are open, with compulsory sanitary measures in place; facilities may be restricted. There are designated hotels for repatriated Algerians to do the required 14 days quarantine on arrival.
    *Public places and services: Mosques, restaurants, parks and cafes were permitted to reopen from 15 August 2020. This is conditional on social distancing and sanitary measures being in place. Mask wearing is obligatory and air conditioning and fans are banned. Some entertainment facilities and public spaces, including some parks and beaches, remain closed. Universities began reopening from 23 August 2020 to complete studies from the previous year. The new term began on 15 December 2020. Primary schools opened on 21 October 2020, and middle and high schools reopened on 4 November 2020. There is a ban on gatherings such as marriages and funerals in the 9 provinces under curfew.

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    05.05.2021
  • Algeria Latest News: Authorities suspend international flights, close borders, 1-31 March to stem COVID-19 spread (Intelliguide, 28.02.2021). Interprovincial transportation resumes ( Xinhua News, 04.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Algeria: Air, land and sea borders remain closed until further notice. You should check with the Algerian authorities for any entry requirements including exemptions. Previously, entry was limited to:
    • Algerian nationals returning on repatriation flights from abroad
    • foreign nationals with diplomatic visas
    • employees of foreign companies operating in Algeria
    There was a process set out by the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs relating to requests for authorisation to enter Algeria. If you think you’re eligible to enter Algeria despite all borders being closed, you will need to contact your employer and/or the British Embassy in Algiers for more information on this process.
    *Testing/screening on arrival: You should check with the Algerian authorities for any entry requirements including COVID testing. Previous requirements included evidence of a negative PCR test from no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. You should arrange to take a private test.
    Temperature checks may be undertaken on arrival.
    *Quarantine requirements: Check with the Algerian authorities for any entry requirements including quarantine requirements. Previous quarantine requirements were a compulsory 14-day stay at a state facility, or own accommodation (if diplomatic), or company accommodation (if authorised by the Prime Minister).
    *Data collection: Contact details are taken on arrival in country, including address.
    *Testing on departure: Temperature checks are taken before entering the airport.
    *Leaving Algeria: When exiting Algeria, the Algerian authorities usually require sight of the document you used to enter the country. In the event that your passport was lost or stolen during your stay in Algeria, you will need to present a police report to the border police to show why you are no longer in possession of the passport you used to enter Algeria.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Algeria: Some travel between provinces is now permitted though public transport options remain limited. A curfew is in effect from 11pm to 4am in 9 provinces including the capital Algiers. The other provinces covered by the curfew are: Batna, Biskra, Blida, Tebessa, Tizi-Ouzou, Jijel, Sidi Bel Abbes, and Oran. Since 1 July 2020, local authorities nationwide have powers to enact additional measures in cluster areas, with the approval of central authorities. As a result, localised lockdowns are possible, and markets and other areas with a high concentration of shops could be shut down with limited notice for at least 15 days. All security services and local authorities have been instructed to rigorously monitor and enforce compliance with preventive and other social distancing measures. Penalties include fines, and 6 months imprisonment. The wearing of facemasks became mandatory on 24 May 2020 in all public spaces, including when using public transport, and within taxis.
    *Accommodation: Some hotels are open, with compulsory sanitary measures in place; facilities may be restricted. There are designated hotels for repatriated Algerians to do the required 14 days quarantine on arrival.
    *Public places and services: Mosques, restaurants, parks and cafes were permitted to reopen from 15 August 2020. This is conditional on social distancing and sanitary measures being in place. Mask wearing is obligatory and air conditioning and fans are banned. Some entertainment facilities and public spaces, including some parks and beaches, remain closed. Universities began reopening from 23 August 2020 to complete studies from the previous year. The new term began on 15 December 2020. Primary schools opened on 21 October 2020, and middle and high schools reopened on 4 November 2020. There is a nationwide ban on family gatherings of any kind, including marriages and funerals.

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    06.04.2021
  • Algeria Latest News: Authorities suspend international flights, close borders, 1-31 March to stem COVID-19 spread (Intelliguide, 28.02.2021). Interprovincial transportation resumes ( Xinhua News, 04.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Algeria: Air, land and sea borders remain closed until further notice. You should check with the Algerian authorities for any entry requirements including exemptions. Previously, entry was limited to:
    • Algerian nationals returning on repatriation flights from abroad
    • foreign nationals with diplomatic visas
    • employees of foreign companies operating in Algeria
    There was a process set out by the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs relating to requests for authorisation to enter Algeria. If you think you’re eligible to enter Algeria despite all borders being closed, you will need to contact your employer and/or the British Embassy in Algiers for more information on this process.
    *Testing/screening on arrival: You should check with the Algerian authorities for any entry requirements including COVID testing. Previous requirements included evidence of a negative PCR test from no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. You should arrange to take a private test.
    Temperature checks may be undertaken on arrival.
    *Quarantine requirements: Check with the Algerian authorities for any entry requirements including quarantine requirements. Previous quarantine requirements were a compulsory 14-day stay at a state facility, or own accommodation (if diplomatic), or company accommodation (if authorised by the Prime Minister).
    *Data collection: Contact details are taken on arrival in country, including address.
    *Testing on departure: Temperature checks are taken before entering the airport.
    *Leaving Algeria: When exiting Algeria, the Algerian authorities usually require sight of the document you used to enter the country. In the event that your passport was lost or stolen during your stay in Algeria, you will need to present a police report to the border police to show why you are no longer in possession of the passport you used to enter Algeria.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Algeria: Some travel between provinces is now permitted though public transport options remain limited.
    A curfew is in effect from 11pm to 4am in 9 provinces including the capital Algiers. The other provinces covered by the curfew are: Batna, Biskra, Blida, Tebessa, Tizi-Ouzou, Jijel, Sidi Bel Abbes, and Oran.
    Since 1 July 2020, local authorities nationwide have powers to enact additional measures in cluster areas, with the approval of central authorities. As a result, localised lockdowns are possible, and markets and other areas with a high concentration of shops could be shut down with limited notice for at least 15 days.
    All security services and local authorities have been instructed to rigorously monitor and enforce compliance with preventive and other social distancing measures. Penalties include fines and 6 months imprisonment.
    The wearing of facemasks became mandatory on 24 May 2020 in all public spaces, including when using public transport, and within taxis.
    *Accommodation: Some hotels are open, with compulsory sanitary measures in place; facilities may be restricted. There are designated hotels for repatriated Algerians to do the required 14 days quarantine on arrival.
    *Public places and services: Mosques, restaurants, parks and cafes were permitted to reopen from 15 August 2020. This is conditional on social distancing and sanitary measures being in place. Mask wearing is obligatory and air conditioning and fans are banned. Some entertainment facilities and public spaces, including some parks and beaches, remain closed.
    Universities began reopening from 23 August 2020 to complete studies from the previous year. The new term began on 15 December 2020. Primary schools opened on 21 October 2020, and middle and high schools reopened on 4 November 2020.
    There is a nationwide ban on family gatherings of any kind, including marriages and funerals.

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    31.03.2021
  • Algeria Latest News: Authorities suspend international flights, close borders, 1-31 March to stem COVID-19 spread (Intelliguide, 28.02.2021). Interprovincial transportation resumes ( Xinhua News, 04.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Algeria: Air, land and sea borders remain closed until further notice. You should check with the Algerian authorities for any entry requirements including exemptions. Previously, entry was limited to:
    • Algerian nationals returning on repatriation flights from abroad
    • foreign nationals with diplomatic visas
    • employees of foreign companies operating in Algeria
    There was a process set out by the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs relating to requests for authorisation to enter Algeria. If you think you’re eligible to enter Algeria despite all borders being closed, you will need to contact your employer and/or the British Embassy in Algiers for more information on this process.
    *Testing/screening on arrival: You should check with the Algerian authorities for any entry requirements including COVID testing. Previous requirements included evidence of a negative PCR test from no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. You should arrange to take a private test.
    Temperature checks may be undertaken on arrival.
    *Quarantine requirements: Check with the Algerian authorities for any entry requirements including quarantine requirements. Previous quarantine requirements were a compulsory 14-day stay at a state facility, or own accommodation (if diplomatic), or company accommodation (if authorised by the Prime Minister).
    *Data collection: Contact details are taken on arrival in country, including address.
    *Testing on departure: Temperature checks are taken before entering the airport.
    *Leaving Algeria: When exiting Algeria, the Algerian authorities usually require sight of the document you used to enter the country. In the event that your passport was lost or stolen during your stay in Algeria, you will need to present a police report to the border police to show why you are no longer in possession of the passport you used to enter Algeria.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Algeria: Some travel between provinces is now permitted though public transport options remain limited.
    A curfew is in effect from 10pm to 5am in 19 provinces including the capital Algiers. The other provinces covered by the curfew are: Batna, Biskra, Blida, Bouira, Tebessa, Tlemcen, Tizi-Ouzou, Jijel, Sidi Bel Abbes, Constantine, Mostaganem, M’Sila, Oran, Boumerdes, El Tarf, Tissemsilt, Ain Temouchent and Relizane. Since 1 July 2020, local authorities nationwide have powers to enact additional measures in cluster areas, with the approval of central authorities. As a result, localised lockdowns are possible, and markets and other areas with a high concentration of shops could be shut down with limited notice for at least 15 days.
    All security services and local authorities have been instructed to rigorously monitor and enforce compliance with preventive and other social distancing measures. Penalties include fines, and 6 months imprisonment. The wearing of facemasks became mandatory on 24 May 2020 in all public spaces, including when using public transport, and within private cars and taxis.
    *Accommodation: Some hotels are open, with compulsory sanitary measures in place; facilities may be restricted. There are designated hotels for repatriated Algerians to do the required 14 days quarantine on arrival.
    *Public places and services: Mosques, restaurants, parks and cafes were permitted to reopen from 15 August 2020. This is conditional on social distancing and sanitary measures being in place. Mask wearing is obligatory and air conditioning and fans are banned. Some entertainment facilities and public spaces, including some parks and beaches, remain closed. Universities began reopening from 23 August 2020 to complete studies from the previous year. The new term began on 15 December 2020. Primary schools opened on 21 October 2020, and middle and high schools reopened on 4 November 2020. There is a nationwide ban on family gatherings of any kind, including marriages and funerals.

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    24.03.2021
  • Algeria Latest News: Authorities suspend international flights, close borders, 1-31 March to stem COVID-19 spread (Intelliguide, 28.02.2021). Interprovincial transportation resumes ( Xinhua News, 04.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *International Travel: Flights into Algeria are limited to a restricted number of carriers.
    *Entry requirements. Entry to Algeria: Air, land and sea borders remain closed until further notice. You should check with the Algerian authorities for any entry requirements including exemptions. Previously, entry was limited to:
    Entry is limited to:
    • Algerian nationals returning on repatriation flights from abroad
    • foreign nationals with diplomatic visas. Diplomatic personnel entering or leaving Algeria are required to present a negative PCR test carried out 72h prior to arrival; and the observation of a period of self-isolation at home for a period subject to the rule of reciprocity (number of days is not mentioned).
    • employees of foreign companies operating in Algeria
    There was a process set out by the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs relating to requests for authorisation to enter Algeria. If you think you’re eligible to enter Algeria despite all borders being closed, you will need to contact your employer and/or the British Embassy in Algiers for more information on this process.
    *Testing/screening on arrival: You should check with the Algerian authorities for any entry requirements including COVID testing. Previous requirements included evidence of a negative PCR test from no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. You should arrange to take a private test. Temperature checks may be undertaken on arrival.
    *Quarantine requirements: Check with the Algerian authorities for any entry requirements including quarantine requirements. Previous quarantine requirements were a compulsory 14-day stay at a state facility, or own accommodation (if diplomatic), or company accommodation (if authorised by the Prime Minister).
    *Data collection: Contact details are taken on arrival in country, including address.
    *Testing on departure: Temperature checks are taken before entering the airport.

    Internal Restrictions: *Travel in Algeria: Some travel between provinces is now permitted though public transport options remain limited.
    A curfew is in effect from 10pm to 5am in 19 provinces including the capital Algiers. The other provinces covered by the curfew are: Batna, Biskra, Blida, Bouira, Tebessa, Tlemcen, Tizi-Ouzou, Jijel, Sidi Bel Abbes, Constantine, Mostaganem, M’Sila, Oran, Boumerdes, El Tarf, Tissemsilt, Ain Temouchent and Relizane. Since 1 July 2020, local authorities nationwide have powers to enact additional measures in cluster areas, with the approval of central authorities. As a result, localised lockdowns are possible, and markets and other areas with a high concentration of shops could be shut down with limited notice for at least 15 days.
    All security services and local authorities have been instructed to rigorously monitor and enforce compliance with preventive and other social distancing measures. Penalties include fines up to the equivalent of ÂŁ600, and 6 months imprisonment. The wearing of facemasks became mandatory on 24 May 2020 in all public spaces, including when using public transport, and within private cars and taxis.
    *Accommodation: Some hotels are open, with compulsory sanitary measures in place; facilities may be restricted. There are designated hotels for repatriated Algerians to do the required 14 days quarantine on arrival.
    *Public places and services: Mosques, restaurants, parks and cafes were permitted to reopen from 15 August 2020. This is conditional on social distancing and sanitary measures being in place. Mask wearing is obligatory and air conditioning and fans are banned. Some entertainment facilities and public spaces, including some parks and beaches, remain closed. Universities began reopening from 23 August 2020 to complete studies from the previous year. The new term began on 15 December 2020. Primary schools opened on 21 October 2020, and middle and high schools reopened on 4 November 2020. There is a nationwide ban on family gatherings of any kind, including marriages and funerals.

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    10.03.2021
  • Algeria Latest News: Authorities suspend international flights, close borders, 1-31 March to stem COVID-19 spread (Intelliguide, 28.02.2021). Interprovincial transportation resumes ( Xinhua News, 04.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *International Travel: Air, land and sea borders remain closed until further notice. See Entry requirements for further information on rules for entry to Algeria. Commercial flights are not operating to and from Algeria. Algeria has also suspended special repatriation flights into Algeria from 1-31 March. This could also affect flights departing Algeria. Check with your travel company, or the British Embassy Algiers, for the latest information.
    Air France has been operating special repatriation flights between Algiers and Paris and between Oran and Paris. Contact Air France for more details via their Algeria website or call centre.
    Lufthansa has been operating special repatriation flights between Algiers and Frankfurt. For more information, send an email to lufthansa.algerie@dlh.de.
    Air Italia has been operating special repatriation flights between Algiers and Rome. For more information, visit the Italian Embassy in Algeria’s website or send an email to wassila.boussad@alitalia.com or mourad.nichenache@alitalia.com.
    Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines have been operating regular flights out of Algiers. Contact them via their websites for more information.
    Although limited flights have been operating from Algeria to a number of countries, some of those countries have imposed updated restrictions of their own on travel to and from the UK. Contact your travel operator before making any booking and consult FCDO Travel Advice for the most up to date information.
    As indirect routes to the UK can require an overnight stay, you should consult FCDO Travel Advice for further information on entry and transit requirements.
    Many airlines continue to show an online schedule of flights which appear bookable but are later cancelled. We advise that for any flights, individuals who wish to make a booking should contact the airline call centre and receive confirmation from them that the schedule will be running.
    If you are a British passport holder currently in Algeria and want to return to the UK, you can book a seat on one of these flights. You will also need to arrange onward transfer to the UK.
    *Entry requirements. Entry to Algeria: Air, land and sea borders remain closed until further notice.
    You should check with the Algerian authorities for any entry requirements including exemptions. Previously, entry was limited to:
    Entry is limited to:
    • Algerian nationals returning on repatriation flights from abroad
    • foreign nationals with diplomatic visas
    • employees of foreign companies operating in Algeria
    There was a process set out by the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs relating to requests for authorisation to enter Algeria. If you think you’re eligible to enter Algeria despite all borders being closed, you will need to contact your employer and/or the British Embassy in Algiers for more information on this process.
    *Testing/screening on arrival: You should check with the Algerian authorities for any entry requirements including COVID testing. Previous requirements included evidence of a negative PCR test from no more than 72 hours prior to arrival. You should arrange to take a private test. Temperature checks may be undertaken on arrival.
    *Quarantine requirements: Check with the Algerian authorities for any entry requirements including quarantine requirements. Previous quarantine requirements were a compulsory 14-day stay at a state facility, or own accommodation (if diplomatic), or company accommodation (if authorised by the Prime Minister).
    *Data collection: Contact details are taken on arrival in country, including address.
    *Testing on departure: Temperature checks are taken before entering the airport.

    Internal Restrictions: *Travel in Algeria: Some travel between provinces is now permitted though public transport options remain limited.
    A curfew is in effect from 10pm to 5am in 19 provinces including the capital Algiers. The other provinces covered by the curfew are: Batna, Biskra, Blida, Bouira, Tebessa, Tlemcen, Tizi-Ouzou, Jijel, Sidi Bel Abbes, Constantine, Mostaganem, M’Sila, Oran, Boumerdes, El Tarf, Tissemsilt, Ain Temouchent and Relizane. Since 1 July 2020, local authorities nationwide have powers to enact additional measures in cluster areas, with the approval of central authorities. As a result, localised lockdowns are possible, and markets and other areas with a high concentration of shops could be shut down with limited notice for at least 15 days.
    All security services and local authorities have been instructed to rigorously monitor and enforce compliance with preventive and other social distancing measures. Penalties include fines up to the equivalent of ÂŁ600, and 6 months imprisonment. The wearing of facemasks became mandatory on 24 May 2020 in all public spaces, including when using public transport, and within private cars and taxis.
    *Accommodation: Some hotels are open, with compulsory sanitary measures in place; facilities may be restricted. There are designated hotels for repatriated Algerians to do the required 14 days quarantine on arrival.
    *Public places and services: Mosques, restaurants, parks and cafes were permitted to reopen from 15 August 2020. This is conditional on social distancing and sanitary measures being in place. Mask wearing is obligatory and air conditioning and fans are banned. Some entertainment facilities and public spaces, including some parks and beaches, remain closed. Universities began reopening from 23 August 2020 to complete studies from the previous year. The new term began on 15 December 2020. Primary schools opened on 21 October 2020, and middle and high schools reopened on 4 November 2020. There is a nationwide ban on family gatherings of any kind, including marriages and funerals.

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    02.03.2021
  • Algeria Latest News: Interprovincial transportation resumes ( Xinhua News, 04.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *International Travel: Air, land and sea borders remain closed until further notice. Commercial flights are not operating to and from Algeria, however some airlines are running special repatriation flights. Air France is operating regular repatriation flights between Algiers and Paris and between Oran and Paris. Air France bookings can be made via their website or call centre. Lufthansa is operating special repatriation flights from Algiers to Frankfurt, currently scheduled 29 January, 8 and 19 February, and 1, 9, 16 and 23 March 2021. For more information and bookings, send an email to Lufthansa.algerie@dlh.de.
    *Entry into Algeria: Entry is limited to Algerian nationals returning on repatriation flights from abroad, foreign nationals with diplomatic visas, employees of foreign companies operating in Algeria. If you’re eligible for entry, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival. Temperature checks are undertaken on arrival. Current quarantine requirements are a compulsory 14-day stay at a state facility, or own accommodation (if diplomatic), or company accommodation (if authorised by the Prime Minister).
    Contact details are taken on arrival in country, including address. Mandatory, of 14 days for international staff at Algiers or Tindouf, depending on MOFA decision; 07 days for Algerian citizens in specific hotels with all costs borne by Algerian government.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Algeria: Some travel between provinces is now permitted though public transport options remain limited. A curfew is in effect from 10pm to 5am in 19 provinces including the capital Algiers. The other provinces covered by the curfew are: Batna, Biskra, Blida, Bouira, Tebessa, Tlemcen, Tizi-Ouzou, Jijel, Sidi Bel Abbes, Constantine, Mostaganem, M’Sila, Oran, Boumerdes, El Tarf, Tissemsilt, Ain Temouchent and Relizane.
    Since 1 July 2020, local authorities nationwide have powers to enact additional measures in cluster areas, with the approval of central authorities. As a result, localised lockdowns are possible, and markets and other areas with a high concentration of shops could be shut down with limited notice for at least 15 days.
    All security services and local authorities have been instructed to rigorously monitor and enforce compliance with preventive and other social distancing measures. Penalties include fines and 6 months imprisonment. The wearing of facemasks became mandatory on 24 May 2020 in all public spaces, including when using public transport, and within private cars and taxis.
    *Accommodation: Some hotels are open, with compulsory sanitary measures in place; facilities may be restricted. There are designated hotels for repatriated Algerians to do the required 14 days quarantine on arrival.
    *Public places and services: Mosques, restaurants, parks and cafes were permitted to reopen from 15 August 2020. This is conditional on social distancing and sanitary measures being in place. Mask wearing is obligatory and air conditioning and fans are banned. Some entertainment facilities and public spaces, including some parks and beaches, remain closed. Universities began reopening from 23 August 2020 to complete studies from the previous year. The new term began on 15 December 2020. Primary schools opened on 21 October 2020, and middle and high schools reopened on 4 November 2020. There is a nationwide ban on family gatherings of any kind, including marriages and funerals.

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    19.02.2021
  • Algeria Latest News: Interprovincial transportation resumes ( Xinhua News, 04.01.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *International Travel: Air, land and sea borders remain closed until further notice. Commercial flights are not operating to and from Algeria, however some airlines are running special repatriation flights. Air France is operating regular repatriation flights between Algiers and Paris and between Oran and Paris. Air France bookings can be made via their website or call centre. Lufthansa is operating special repatriation flights from Algiers to Frankfurt, currently scheduled 29 January, 8 and 19 February, and 1, 9, 16 and 23 March 2021. For more information and bookings, send an email to Lufthansa.algerie@dlh.de.
    *Entry into Algeria: Entry is limited to Algerian nationals returning on repatriation flights from abroad, foreign nationals with diplomatic visas, employees of foreign companies operating in Algeria. If you’re eligible for entry, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival. Temperature checks are undertaken on arrival. Current quarantine requirements are a compulsory 14-day stay at a state facility, or own accommodation (if diplomatic), or company accommodation (if authorised by the Prime Minister).
    Contact details are taken on arrival in country, including address. Mandatory, of 14 days for international staff at Algiers or Tindouf, depending on MOFA decision; 07 days for Algerian citizens in specific hotels with all costs borne by Algerian government.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Algeria: Some travel between provinces is now permitted though public transport options remain limited. A curfew is in effect from 10pm to 5am in 19 provinces including the capital Algiers. The other provinces covered by the curfew are: Batna, Biskra, Blida, Bouira, Tebessa, Tlemcen, Tizi-Ouzou, Jijel, Sidi Bel Abbes, Constantine, Mostaganem, M’Sila, Oran, Boumerdes, El Tarf, Tissemsilt, Ain Temouchent and Relizane. Since 1 July 2020, local authorities nationwide have powers to enact additional measures in cluster areas, with the approval of central authorities. As a result, localised lockdowns are possible, and markets and other areas with a high concentration of shops could be shut down with limited notice for at least 15 days. All security services and local authorities have been instructed to rigorously monitor and enforce compliance with preventive and other social distancing measures. Penalties include fines and 6 months imprisonment. The wearing of facemasks became mandatory on 24 May 2020 in all public spaces, including when using public transport, and within private cars and taxis.
    *Accommodation: Some hotels are open, with compulsory sanitary measures in place; facilities may be restricted. There are designated hotels for repatriated Algerians to do the required 14 days quarantine on arrival.
    *Public places and services: Mosques, restaurants, parks and cafes were permitted to reopen from 15 August 2020. This is conditional on social distancing and sanitary measures being in place. Mask wearing is obligatory and air conditioning and fans are banned. Some entertainment facilities and public spaces, including some parks and beaches, remain closed. Universities began reopening from 23 August 2020 to complete studies from the previous year. The new term began on 15 December 2020. Primary schools opened on 21 October 2020, and middle and high schools reopened on 4 November 2020. There is a nationwide ban on family gatherings of any kind, including marriages and funerals.

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    12.02.2021
  • Algeria Latest News: Interprovincial transportation resumes ( Xinhua News, 04.01.2021). Government will allow domestic flights to resume to, from some airports beginning 6 December (Reuters, 30.11.2020). Reports that the country imports COVID testing equipment from the US, prepares for reopening of its borders (ObsAlgerie, 20.11.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    Air, land and sea borders remain closed until further notice. Commercial flights are not operating to and from Algeria, however some airlines are running special repatriation flights.
    Entry is limited to: Algerian nationals returning on repatriation flights from abroad, foreign nationals with diplomatic visas, employees of foreign companies operating in Algeria. Air France is operating regular repatriation flights between Algiers and Paris and between Oran and Paris. Air France bookings can be made via their website or call centre. Lufthansa is operating special repatriation flights from Algiers to Frankfurt, currently scheduled 29 January, 8 and 19 February, and 1, 9, 16 and 23 March 2021. For more information and bookings, send an email to Lufthansa.algerie@dlh.de.
    Air Italia is operating special repatriation flights from Algiers to Rome, currently scheduled 30 December 2020, 9 and 30 January 2021. For more information and bookings, send an email to wassila.boussad@alitalia.com or mourad.nichenache@alitalia.com.
    United Arab Emirates are operating a flight from Algiers to Dubai on 28 January. For more information and bookings, send an email to EKAlgeria@emirates.com.
    If you’re eligible for entry, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival. Temperature checks are undertaken on arrival.
    Current quarantine requirements are a compulsory 14-day stay at a state facility, or own accommodation (if diplomatic), or company accommodation (if authorised by the Prime Minister).
    Contact details are taken on arrival in country, including address.
    Mandatory, of 14 days for international staff at Algiers or Tindouf, depending on MOFA decision;
    07 days for Algerian citizens in specific hotels with all costs borne by Algerian government.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Algeria: *Travel in Algeria: Some travel between provinces is now permitted though public transport options remain limited.
    A curfew is in effect from 10pm to 5am in 19 provinces including the capital Algiers. The other provinces covered by the curfew are: Batna, Biskra, Blida, Bouira, Tebessa, Tlemcen, Tizi-Ouzou, Jijel, Sidi Bel Abbes, Constantine, Mostaganem, M’Sila, Oran, Boumerdes, El Tarf, Tissemsilt, Ain Temouchent and Relizane.
    Since 1 July 2020, local authorities nationwide have powers to enact additional measures in cluster areas, with the approval of central authorities. As a result, localised lockdowns are possible, and markets and other areas with a high concentration of shops could be shut down with limited notice for at least 15 days.
    All security services and local authorities have been instructed to rigorously monitor and enforce compliance with preventive and other social distancing measures. Penalties include fines up to the equivalent of ÂŁ600, and 6 months imprisonment.
    The wearing of facemasks became mandatory on 24 May 2020 in all public spaces, including when using public transport, and within private cars and taxis.
    *Accommodation: Some hotels are open, with compulsory sanitary measures in place; facilities may be restricted. There are designated hotels for repatriated Algerians to do the required 14 days quarantine on arrival.
    *Public places and services: Mosques, restaurants, parks and cafes were permitted to reopen from 15 August 2020. This is conditional on social distancing and sanitary measures being in place. Mask wearing is obligatory and air conditioning and fans are banned. Some entertainment facilities and public spaces, including some parks and beaches, remain closed.
    Universities began reopening from 23 August 2020 to complete studies from the previous year. The new term began on 15 December 2020. Primary schools opened on 21 October 2020, and middle and high schools reopened on 4 November 2020.
    There is a nationwide ban on family gatherings of any kind, including marriages and funerals.

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    05.02.2021
  • Algeria Latest News: Interprovincial transportation resumes ( Xinhua News, 04.01.2021). Government will allow domestic flights to resume to, from some airports beginning 6 December (Reuters, 30.11.2020). Reports that the country imports COVID testing equipment from the US, prepares for reopening of its borders (ObsAlgerie, 20.11.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    Air, land and sea borders remain closed until further notice. Commercial flights are not operating to and from Algeria, however some airlines are running special repatriation flights.
    Entry is limited to: Algerian nationals returning on repatriation flights from abroad, foreign nationals with diplomatic visas, employees of foreign companies operating in Algeria. Air France is operating regular repatriation flights between Algiers and Paris and between Oran and Paris. Air France bookings can be made via their website or call centre. Lufthansa is operating special repatriation flights from Algiers to Frankfurt, currently scheduled 29 January, 8 and 19 February, and 1, 9, 16 and 23 March 2021. For more information and bookings, send an email to Lufthansa.algerie@dlh.de.
    Air Italia is operating special repatriation flights from Algiers to Rome, currently scheduled 30 December 2020, 9 and 30 January 2021. For more information and bookings, send an email to wassila.boussad@alitalia.com or mourad.nichenache@alitalia.com.
    United Arab Emirates are operating a flight from Algiers to Dubai on 28 January. For more information and bookings, send an email to EKAlgeria@emirates.com.
    If you’re eligible for entry, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival. Temperature checks are undertaken on arrival.
    Current quarantine requirements are a compulsory 14-day stay at a state facility, or own accommodation (if diplomatic), or company accommodation (if authorised by the Prime Minister).
    Contact details are taken on arrival in country, including address.
    Mandatory, of 14 days for international staff at Algiers or Tindouf, depending on MOFA decision;
    07 days for Algerian citizens in specific hotels with all costs borne by Algerian government.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Algeria: Some travel between provinces is now permitted though public transport options remain limited. A curfew is in effect from 8pm to 5am in 29 provinces including the capital Algiers. The other provinces covered by the curfew are: Laghouat, Oum El Bouaghi, Batna, Bejaia, Biskra, Blida, Bouira, Tebessa, Tlemcen, Tizi-Ouzou, Jijel, Sétif, Sidi Bel Abbes, Annaba, Guelma, Constantine, Médéa, Mostaganem, M’Sila, Mascara, Oran, Boumerdes, El Tarf, Tissemsilt, Souk Ahras Tipaza, Ain Temouchent et Relizan. Since 1 July 2020, local authorities nationwide have powers to enact additional measures in cluster areas, with the approval of central authorities. As a result, localised lockdowns are possible, and markets and other areas with a high concentration of shops could be shut down with limited notice for at least 15 days. All security services and local authorities have been instructed to rigorously monitor and enforce compliance with preventive and other social distancing measures. Penalties include fines, and 6 months imprisonment. The wearing of facemasks became mandatory on 24 May 2020 in all public spaces, including when using public transport, and within private cars and taxis.
    *Accommodation: Some hotels are open, with compulsory sanitary measures in place; facilities may be restricted. There are designated hotels for repatriated Algerians to do the required 14 days quarantine on arrival.
    *Public places and services: Mosques, restaurants, parks and cafes were permitted to reopen from 15 August 2020. This is conditional on social distancing and sanitary measures being in place. Mask wearing is obligatory and air conditioning and fans are banned. Most entertainment facilities and many public spaces, including parks and beaches, remain closed. Universities began reopening from 23 August 2020 to complete studies from the previous year. The new term began on 15 December 2020. Primary schools opened on 21 October 2020, and middle and high schools reopened on 4 November 2020.
    There is a nationwide ban on family gatherings of any kind, including marriages.

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    26.01.2021
  • Algeria Latest News: Interprovincial transportation resumes ( Xinhua News, 04.01.2021). Government will allow domestic flights to resume to, from some airports beginning 6 December (Reuters, 30.11.2020). Reports that the country imports COVID testing equipment from the US, prepares for reopening of its borders (ObsAlgerie, 20.11.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    Air, land and sea borders remain closed until further notice. Commercial flights are not operating to and from Algeria, however some airlines are running special repatriation flights.
    Entry is limited to: Algerian nationals returning on repatriation flights from abroad, foreign nationals with diplomatic visas, employees of foreign companies operating in Algeria. Air France is operating regular repatriation flights between Algiers and Paris and between Oran and Paris. Air France bookings can be made via their website or call centre. Lufthansa is operating special repatriation flights from Algiers to Frankfurt, currently scheduled 29 January, 8 and 19 February, and 1, 9, 16 and 23 March 2021. For more information and bookings, send an email to Lufthansa.algerie@dlh.de.
    Air Italia is operating special repatriation flights from Algiers to Rome, currently scheduled 30 December 2020, 9 and 30 January 2021. For more information and bookings, send an email to wassila.boussad@alitalia.com or mourad.nichenache@alitalia.com.
    United Arab Emirates are operating a flight from Algiers to Dubai on 28 January. For more information and bookings, send an email to EKAlgeria@emirates.com.
    If you’re eligible for entry, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival. Temperature checks are undertaken on arrival.
    Current quarantine requirements are a compulsory 14-day stay at a state facility, or own accommodation (if diplomatic), or company accommodation (if authorised by the Prime Minister).
    Contact details are taken on arrival in country, including address.
    Mandatory, of 14 days for international staff at Algiers or Tindouf, depending on MOFA decision;
    07 days for Algerian citizens in specific hotels with all costs borne by Algerian government.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Algeria: Some travel between provinces is now permitted though public transport options remain limited. A curfew is in effect from 8pm to 5am in 29 provinces including the capital Algiers. The other provinces covered by the curfew are: Laghouat, Oum El Bouaghi, Batna, Bejaia, Biskra, Blida, Bouira, Tebessa, Tlemcen, Tizi-Ouzou, Jijel, Sétif, Sidi Bel Abbes, Annaba, Guelma, Constantine, Médéa, Mostaganem, M’Sila, Mascara, Oran, Boumerdes, El Tarf, Tissemsilt, Souk Ahras Tipaza, Ain Temouchent et Relizan. Since 1 July 2020, local authorities nationwide have powers to enact additional measures in cluster areas, with the approval of central authorities. As a result, localised lockdowns are possible, and markets and other areas with a high concentration of shops could be shut down with limited notice for at least 15 days. All security services and local authorities have been instructed to rigorously monitor and enforce compliance with preventive and other social distancing measures. Penalties include fines and imprisonment. The wearing of facemasks became mandatory on 24 May 2020 in all public spaces, including when using public transport, and within private cars and taxis.
    *Accommodation: Some hotels are open, with compulsory sanitary measures in place; facilities may be restricted. There are designated hotels for repatriated Algerians to do the required 14 days quarantine on arrival.
    *Public places and services: Mosques, restaurants, parks and cafes were permitted to reopen from 15 August 2020. This is conditional on social distancing and sanitary measures being in place. Mask wearing is obligatory and air conditioning and fans are banned. Most entertainment facilities and many public spaces, including parks and beaches, remain closed.

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    22.01.2021
  • Algeria Latest News: Interprovincial transportation resumes ( Xinhua News, 04.01.2021). Government will allow domestic flights to resume to, from some airports beginning 6 December (Reuters, 30.11.2020). Reports that the country imports COVID testing equipment from the US, prepares for reopening of its borders (ObsAlgerie, 20.11.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    Air, land and sea borders remain closed until further notice. Commercial flights are not operating to and from Algeria, however some airlines are running special repatriation flights.
    Entry is limited to: Algerian nationals returning on repatriation flights from abroad, foreign nationals with diplomatic visas, employees of foreign companies operating in Algeria. Air France is operating regular repatriation flights between Algiers and Paris and between Oran and Paris. Air France bookings can be made via their website or call centre. Lufthansa is operating special repatriation flights from Algiers to Frankfurt, currently scheduled 7, 17 and 29 January 2021. For more information and bookings, send an email to Lufthansa.algerie@dlh.de.
    Air Italia is operating special repatriation flights from Algiers to Rome, currently scheduled 30 December 2020, 9 and 30 January 2021. For more information and bookings, send an email to wassila.boussad@alitalia.com or mourad.nichenache@alitalia.com.
    If you’re eligible for entry, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival. Temperature checks are undertaken on arrival.
    Current quarantine requirements are a compulsory 14-day stay at a state facility, or own accommodation (if diplomatic), or company accommodation (if authorised by the Prime Minister).
    Contact details are taken on arrival in country, including address.
    Mandatory, of 14 days for international staff at Algiers or Tindouf, depending on MOFA decision;
    07 days for Algerian citizens in specific hotels with all costs borne by Algerian government.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Algeria: Some travel between provinces is now permitted though public transport options remain limited. A curfew is in effect from 8pm to 5am in 29 provinces including the capital Algiers. The other provinces covered by the curfew are: Laghouat, Oum El Bouaghi, Batna, Bejaia, Biskra, Blida, Bouira, Tebessa, Tlemcen, Tizi-Ouzou, Jijel, Sétif, Sidi Bel Abbes, Annaba, Guelma, Constantine, Médéa, Mostaganem, M’Sila, Mascara, Oran, Boumerdes, El Tarf, Tissemsilt, Souk Ahras Tipaza, Ain Temouchent et Relizan. Since 1 July 2020, local authorities nationwide have powers to enact additional measures in cluster areas, with the approval of central authorities. As a result, localised lockdowns are possible, and markets and other areas with a high concentration of shops could be shut down with limited notice for at least 15 days. All security services and local authorities have been instructed to rigorously monitor and enforce compliance with preventive and other social distancing measures. Penalties include fines and imprisonment. The wearing of facemasks became mandatory on 24 May 2020 in all public spaces, including when using public transport, and within private cars and taxis.
    *Accommodation: Some hotels are open, with compulsory sanitary measures in place; facilities may be restricted. There are designated hotels for repatriated Algerians to do the required 14 days quarantine on arrival.
    *Public places and services: Mosques, restaurants, parks and cafes were permitted to reopen from 15 August 2020. This is conditional on social distancing and sanitary measures being in place. Mask wearing is obligatory and air conditioning and fans are banned. Most entertainment facilities and many public spaces, including parks and beaches, remain closed.

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    18.01.2021
  • Algeria Latest News: Interprovincial transportation resumes ( Xinhua News, 04.01.2021). Government will allow domestic flights to resume to, from some airports beginning 6 December (Reuters, 30.11.2020). Reports that the country imports COVID testing equipment from the US, prepares for reopening of its borders (ObsAlgerie, 20.11.2020).

    International Restrictions:
    Air, land and sea borders remain closed until further notice. Commercial flights are not operating to and from Algeria, however some airlines are running special repatriation flights.
    Entry is limited to: Algerian nationals returning on repatriation flights from abroad, foreign nationals with diplomatic visas, employees of foreign companies operating in Algeria. Air France is operating regular repatriation flights between Algiers and Paris and between Oran and Paris. Air France bookings can be made via their website or call centre. Lufthansa is operating special repatriation flights from Algiers to Frankfurt, currently scheduled 7, 17 and 29 January 2021. For more information and bookings, send an email to Lufthansa.algerie@dlh.de.
    Air Italia is operating special repatriation flights from Algiers to Rome, currently scheduled 30 December 2020, 9 and 30 January 2021. For more information and bookings, send an email to wassila.boussad@alitalia.com or mourad.nichenache@alitalia.com.
    If you’re eligible for entry, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival. Temperature checks are undertaken on arrival.
    Current quarantine requirements are a compulsory 14-day stay at a state facility, or own accommodation (if diplomatic), or company accommodation (if authorised by the Prime Minister).
    Contact details are taken on arrival in country, including address.
    Mandatory, of 14 days for international staff at Algiers or Tindouf, depending on MOFA decision;
    07 days for Algerian citizens in specific hotels with all costs borne by Algerian government.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Algeria: Some travel between provinces is now permitted though public transport options remain limited. A curfew is in effect from 8pm to 5am in 34 provinces including the capital Algiers. The other provinces covered by the curfew are: Adrar, Laghouat, Oum El Bouaghi, Batna, Bejaïa, Biskra, Blida, Bouira, Tébessa, Tlemcen, Tiaret, Tizi-Ouzou, Jijel, Sétif, Guelma, Annaba, Constantine, Médéa, Mostaganem, M’Sila, Ouargla, Oran, Illizi, Bordj Bou Arréridj, Boumerdes, El Tarf, Tindouf, Tissemsilt, El Oued, Khenchela, Souk Ahras, Tipaza, and Aïn Temouchent. Since 1 July, local authorities nationwide have powers to enact additional measures in cluster areas, with the approval of central authorities. As a result, localised lockdowns are possible, and markets and other areas with a high concentration of shops could be shut down with limited notice for at least 15 days. All security services and local authorities have been instructed to rigorously monitor and enforce compliance with preventive and other social distancing measures. Penalties include fines up to the equivalent of £600, and 6 months imprisonment. The wearing of facemasks became mandatory on 24 May in all public spaces, including when using public transport, and within private cars and taxis.
    *Accommodation: Some hotels are open, with compulsory sanitary measures in place; facilities may be restricted. There are designated hotels for repatriated Algerians to do the required 14 days quarantine on arrival.
    *Public places and services: Mosques, restaurants, parks and cafes were permitted to reopen from 15 August. This is conditional on social distancing and sanitary measures being in place. Mask wearing is obligatory and air conditioning and fans are banned. Universities began reopening from 23 August to complete studies from the previous year. The new term began on 15 December. Primary schools opened on 21 October, and middle and high schools reopened on 4 November. There is a nationwide ban on family gatherings of any kind, including marriages. Some coastal governors have closed beaches.

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    05.01.2021
  • Algeria Latest News: Government will allow domestic flights to resume to, from some airports beginning 6 December (Reuters, 30.11.2020). Reports that the country imports COVID testing equipment from the US, prepares for reopening of its borders (ObsAlgerie, 20.11.2020). Government takes further measures to ease coronavirus restrictions (Reuters, 04.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Air, land and sea borders remain closed until further notice.
    Entry is limited to: Algerian nationals returning on repatriation flights from abroad, foreign nationals with diplomatic visas, employees of foreign companies operating in Algeria. Air France is operating regular repatriation flights between Algiers and Paris and between Oran and Paris. Air France bookings can be made via their website or call centre. Lufthansa is operating special repatriation flights from Algiers to Frankfurt, currently scheduled 7, 17 and 29 January 2021. For more information and bookings, send an email to Lufthansa.algerie@dlh.de.
    Air Italia is operating special repatriation flights from Algiers to Rome, currently scheduled 30 December 2020, 9 and 30 January 2021. For more information and bookings, send an email to wassila.boussad@alitalia.com or mourad.nichenache@alitalia.com.
    If you’re eligible for entry, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival. Temperature checks are undertaken on arrival.
    Current quarantine requirements are a compulsory 14-day stay at a state facility, or own accommodation (if diplomatic), or company accommodation (if authorised by the Prime Minister).
    Contact details are taken on arrival in country, including address.
    Mandatory, of 14 days for international staff at Algiers or Tindouf, depending on MOFA decision;
    07 days for Algerian citizens in specific hotels with all costs borne by Algerian government.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Algeria: Some travel between provinces is now permitted though public transport options remain limited.

    A curfew is in effect from 8pm to 5am in 38 provinces. These are: Boumerdes, Souk Ahras, Tissemsilt, Djelfa, Mascara, Oum El Bouaghi, Batna, Bouira, Relizane, Biskra, Khenchela, M’sila, Chlef, Sidi Bel Abbes, Médéa, Blida, Bordj Bou Arreridj, Tipaza, Ouargla, Bechar, Constantine, Oran, Sétif, Annaba, Bejaia, Adrar, Laghouat, El Oued. Since 1 July, local authorities nationwide have powers to enact additional measures in cluster areas, with the approval of central authorities. As a result, localised lockdowns are possible, and markets and other areas with a high concentration of shops could be shut down with limited notice for at least 15 days. The wearing of facemasks became mandatory on 24 May in all public spaces, including when using public transport, and within private cars and taxis.
    *Accommodation: Some hotels are open, with compulsory sanitary measures in place; facilities may be restricted. There are designated hotels for repatriated Algerians to do the required 14 days quarantine on arrival.
    *Public places and services: Mosques, restaurants, parks and cafes were permitted to reopen from 15 August. This is conditional on social distancing and sanitary measures being in place. Mask wearing is obligatory and air conditioning and fans are banned. Universities began reopening from 23 August to complete studies from the previous year. The new term will begin on 15 December. Primary schools opened on 21 October, and middle and high schools reopened on 4 November. There is a nationwide ban on family gatherings of any kind, including marriages. Some coastal governors have closed beaches.

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    23.12.2020
  • Algeria Latest News: Government will allow domestic flights to resume to, from some airports beginning 6 December (Reuters, 30.11.2020). Reports that the country imports COVID testing equipment from the US, prepares for reopening of its borders (ObsAlgerie, 20.11.2020). Government takes further measures to ease coronavirus restrictions (Reuters, 04.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Air, land and sea borders remain closed until further notice.
    Entry is limited to: Algerian nationals returning on repatriation flights from abroad, foreign nationals with diplomatic visas, employees of foreign companies operating in Algeria. Air France is operating a five repatriation flights per week from Algiers to Paris throughout the month of November. Air France bookings can be made via their website or call centre. Lufthansa is operating special repatriation flights from Algiers to Frankfurt, currently scheduled 16 and 26 November and 7 and 18 December 2020. For more information and bookings, send an email to Lufthansa.algerie@dlh.de.
    Air Italia is operating special repatriation flights from Algiers to Rome, currently scheduled 28 November and 10 and 30 December 2020. For more information and bookings, send an email to wassila.boussad@alitalia.com or mourad.nichenache@alitalia.com.
    If you’re eligible for entry, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival. Temperature checks are undertaken on arrival.
    Current quarantine requirements are a compulsory 14-day stay at a state facility, or own accommodation (if diplomatic), or company accommodation (if authorised by the Prime Minister).
    Contact details are taken on arrival in country, including address.
    Mandatory, of 14 days for international staff at Algiers or Tindouf, depending on MOFA decision;
    07 days for Algerian citizens in specific hotels with all costs borne by Algerian government.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Travel in Algeria: Some travel between provinces is now permitted though public transport options remain limited.

    A curfew is in effect from 8pm to 5am in 29 provinces. These are: Algiers, Boumerdes, Souk Ahras, Tissemsilt, Djelfa, Mascara, Oum El Bouaghi, Batna, Bouira, Relizane, Biskra, Khenchela, M’sila, Chlef, Sidi Bel Abbes, Médéa, Blida, Bordj Bou Arreridj, Tipaza, Ouargla, Bechar, Constantine, Oran, Sétif, Annaba, Bejaia, Adrar, Laghouat, El Oued. Since 1 July, local authorities nationwide have powers to enact additional measures in cluster areas, with the approval of central authorities. As a result, localised lockdowns are possible, and markets and other areas with a high concentration of shops could be shut down with limited notice for at least 15 days. The wearing of facemasks became mandatory on 24 May in all public spaces, including when using public transport, and within private cars and taxis.
    *Accommodation: Some hotels are open, with compulsory sanitary measures in place; facilities may be restricted. There are designated hotels for repatriated Algerians to do the required 14 days quarantine on arrival.
    *Public places and services: Mosques, restaurants, parks and cafes were permitted to reopen from 15 August. This is conditional on social distancing and sanitary measures being in place. Mask wearing is obligatory and air conditioning and fans are banned. Universities began reopening from 23 August to complete studies from the previous year. The new term will begin on 15 December . Primary schools opened on 21 October, and middle and high schools reopened on 4 November. There is a nationwide ban on family gatherings of any kind, including marriages. Some coastal governors have closed beaches.

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    10.12.2020
  • Algeria Latest News: Government will allow domestic flights to resume to, from some airports beginning 6 December (Reuters, 30.11.2020). Reports that the country imports COVID testing equipment from the US, prepares for reopening of its borders.(ObsAlgerie, 20.11.2020). Government takes further measures to ease coronavirus restrictions (Reuters, 04.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Air, land and sea borders remain closed until further notice.
    Entry is limited to: Algerian nationals returning on repatriation flights from abroad, foreign nationals with diplomatic visas, employees of foreign companies operating in Algeria. Air France is operating a five repatriation flights per week from Algiers to Paris throughout the month of November. Air France bookings can be made via their website or call centre. Lufthansa is operating special repatriation flights from Algiers to Frankfurt, currently scheduled 16 and 26 November and 7 and 18 December 2020. For more information and bookings, send an email to Lufthansa.algerie@dlh.de.
    Air Italia is operating special repatriation flights from Algiers to Rome, currently scheduled 28 November and 10 and 30 December 2020. For more information and bookings, send an email to wassila.boussad@alitalia.com or mourad.nichenache@alitalia.com.
    If you’re eligible for entry, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival. Temperature checks are undertaken on arrival.
    Current quarantine requirements are a compulsory 14-day stay at a state facility, or own accommodation (if diplomatic), or company accommodation (if authorised by the Prime Minister).
    Contact details are taken on arrival in country, including address.
    Mandatory, of 14 days for international staff at Algiers or Tindouf, depending on MOFA decision;
    07 days for Algerian citizens in specific hotels with all costs borne by Algerian government.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Some travel between provinces is now permitted though public transport options remain limited.
    A curfew is in effect from 8pm to 5am in 29 provinces. These are: Algiers, Boumerdes, Souk Ahras, Tissemsilt, Djelfa, Mascara, Oum El Bouaghi, Batna, Bouira, Relizane, Biskra, Khenchela, M’sila, Chlef, Sidi Bel Abbes, Médéa, Blida, Bordj Bou Arreridj, Tipaza, Ouargla, Bechar, Constantine, Oran, Sétif, Annaba, Bejaia, Adrar, Laghouat, El Oued. Since 1 July, local authorities nationwide have powers to enact additional measures in cluster areas, with the approval of central authorities. As a result, localised lockdowns are possible, and markets and other areas with a high concentration of shops could be shut down with limited notice for at least 15 days. All security services and local authorities have been instructed to rigorously monitor and enforce compliance with preventive and other social distancing measures. Penalties include fines up to the equivalent of £600, and 6 months imprisonment.
    The wearing of facemasks became mandatory on 24 May in all public spaces, including when using public transport, and within private cars and taxis.
    Some hotels are open, with compulsory sanitary measures in place; facilities may be restricted. There are designated hotels for repatriated Algerians to do the required 14 days quarantine on arrival.
    Mosques, restaurants, parks and cafes were permitted to reopen from 15 August. This is conditional on social distancing and sanitary measures being in place. Mask wearing is obligatory and air conditioning and fans are banned. In the provinces where restrictions are still in place, mosques will open for four daily prayers during the week, and three on Friday. Women and children under 15 years old are currently banned from entering. These restrictions are scheduled to be lifted from 6 November but you should check before visiting any mosques.
    Universities began reopening from 23 August to complete studies from the previous year. The new term will begin on 15 December . Primary schools opened on 21 October, and middle and high schools reopened on 4 November. There is a nationwide ban on family gatherings of any kind, including marriages.
    Some coastal governors have closed beaches.

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    30.11.2020
  • Algeria Latest News: Government takes further measures to ease coronavirus restrictions (Reuters, 04.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Air, land and sea borders remain closed until further notice.
    Entry is limited to: Algerian nationals returning on repatriation flights from abroad, foreign nationals with diplomatic visas, employees of foreign companies operating in Algeria. Air France is operating a five repatriation flights per week from Algiers to Paris throughout the month of November. Air France bookings can be made via their website or call centre. Lufthansa is operating special repatriation flights from Algiers to Frankfurt, currently scheduled 16 and 26 November and 7 and 18 December 2020. For more information and bookings, send an email to Lufthansa.algerie@dlh.de.
    Air Italia is operating special repatriation flights from Algiers to Rome, currently scheduled 28 November and 10 and 30 December 2020. For more information and bookings, send an email to wassila.boussad@alitalia.com or mourad.nichenache@alitalia.com.
    If you’re eligible for entry, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival. Temperature checks are undertaken on arrival.
    Current quarantine requirements are a compulsory 14-day stay at a state facility, or own accommodation (if diplomatic), or company accommodation (if authorised by the Prime Minister).
    Contact details are taken on arrival in country, including address.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Some travel between provinces is now permitted though public transport options remain limited.
    A curfew is in effect from 8pm to 5am in 29 provinces. These are: Algiers, Boumerdes, Souk Ahras, Tissemsilt, Djelfa, Mascara, Oum El Bouaghi, Batna, Bouira, Relizane, Biskra, Khenchela, M’sila, Chlef, Sidi Bel Abbes, Médéa, Blida, Bordj Bou Arreridj, Tipaza, Ouargla, Bechar, Constantine, Oran, Sétif, Annaba, Bejaia, Adrar, Laghouat, El Oued. Since 1 July, local authorities nationwide have powers to enact additional measures in cluster areas, with the approval of central authorities. As a result, localised lockdowns are possible, and markets and other areas with a high concentration of shops could be shut down with limited notice for at least 15 days. All security services and local authorities have been instructed to rigorously monitor and enforce compliance with preventive and other social distancing measures. Penalties include fines up to the equivalent of £600, and 6 months imprisonment.
    The wearing of facemasks became mandatory on 24 May in all public spaces, including when using public transport, and within private cars and taxis.
    Some hotels are open, with compulsory sanitary measures in place; facilities may be restricted. There are designated hotels for repatriated Algerians to do the required 14 days quarantine on arrival.
    Mosques, restaurants, parks and cafes were permitted to reopen from 15 August. This is conditional on social distancing and sanitary measures being in place. Mask wearing is obligatory and air conditioning and fans are banned. In the provinces where restrictions are still in place, mosques will open for four daily prayers during the week, and three on Friday. Women and children under 15 years old are currently banned from entering. These restrictions are scheduled to be lifted from 6 November but you should check before visiting any mosques.
    Universities began reopening from 23 August to complete studies from the previous year. The new term will begin on 15 December . Primary schools opened on 21 October, and middle and high schools reopened on 4 November. There is a nationwide ban on family gatherings of any kind, including marriages.
    Some coastal governors have closed beaches.

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    19.11.2020
  • Algeria Latest News: Government takes further measures to ease coronavirus restrictions (Reuters, 04.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Air, land and sea borders remain closed until further notice.
    Entry is limited to: Algerian nationals returning on repatriation flights from abroad, foreign nationals with diplomatic visas, employees of foreign companies operating in Algeria.
    If you’re eligible for entry, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival. Temperature checks are undertaken on arrival.
    Current quarantine requirements are a compulsory 14-day stay at a state facility, or own accommodation (if diplomatic), or company accommodation (if authorised by the Prime Minister).
    Contact details are taken on arrival in country, including address.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Travel between provinces is now permitted, although travel at weekends (Friday and Saturday) by public transport remains banned.
    A curfew is in effect from 11pm to 6am in 11 provinces. These are: Batna, Setif, Constantine, Bejaia, Blida, Tlemcen, Tizi-Ouzou, Alger, Jijel, Annaba and Oran.
    Since 1 July, local authorities nationwide have powers to enact additional measures in cluster areas, with the approval of central authorities. As a result, localised lockdowns are possible, and markets and other areas with a high concentration of shops could be shut down for at least 15 days.
    All security services and local authorities have been instructed to rigorously monitor and enforce compliance with preventive and other social distancing measures.
    The wearing of facemasks became mandatory on 24 May in all public spaces, including when using public transport, and within private cars and taxis.
    Hotels are open, with compulsory sanitary measures in place; facilities may be restricted. There are designated hotels for repatriated Algerians to do the required 14 days quarantine on arrival.
    Mosques, restaurants, parks and cafes were permitted to reopen from 15 August. This is conditional on social distancing and sanitary measures being in place. Mask wearing is obligatory and air conditioning and fans are banned.
    In the provinces where restrictions are still in place, mosques will open for four daily prayers during the week, and three on Friday. Women and children under 15 years old are currently banned from entering. These restrictions are scheduled to be lifted from 6 November but you should check before visiting any mosques.
    Universities began reopening from 23 August to complete studies from the previous year. The new term will begin on 22 November. Primary schools opened on 21 October, and middle and high schools are due to reopen on 4 November.
    There is a nationwide ban on family gatherings of any kind, including marriages.
    Some coastal governors have closed beaches.

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    05.11.2020
  • Algeria Latest News: Government takes further measures to ease coronavirus restrictions (Reuters, 04.10.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Air, land and sea borders remain closed until further notice.
    Entry is limited to: Algerian nationals returning on repatriation flights from abroad, foreign nationals with diplomatic visas, employees of foreign companies operating in Algeria.
    If you’re eligible for entry, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival. Temperature checks are undertaken on arrival.
    Current quarantine requirements are a compulsory 14-day stay at a state facility, or own accommodation (if diplomatic), or company accommodation (if authorised by the Prime Minister).
    Contact details are taken on arrival in country, including address.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Travel between provinces is now permitted, although travel at weekends (Friday and Saturday) by public transport remains banned.
    A curfew is in effect from 11pm to 6am in 29 provinces. These are: Algiers, Adrar, Annaba, Batna, Bechar, Bejaia, Biskra, Blida, Bordj Bou Arreridj, Bouira, Boumerdes, Chlef, Constantine, Djelfa, El Oued, Khenchela, Laghouat, Mascara, Medea, M’sila, Oran, Ouargla, Oum El Bouaghi, Relizane, Setif, Sidi Bel Abbes, Souk Ahras, Tipaza, and Tissemsilt.
    Since 1 July, given a recent increase of confirmed Covid-19 cases, local authorities nationwide, have powers to enact additional measures in cluster areas, with the approval of central authorities. As a result, localised lockdowns are possible, and markets and other areas with a high concentration of shops could be shut down for at least 15 days.
    All security services and local authorities have been instructed to rigorously monitor and enforce compliance with preventive and other social distancing measures. Penalties include fines up to the equivalent of ÂŁ600, and 6 months imprisonment.
    The wearing of facemasks became mandatory on 24 May in all public spaces, including when using public transport, and within private cars and taxis. Hotels are open, with compulsory sanitary measures in place; facilities may be restricted. There are designated hotels for repatriated Algerians to do the required 14 days quarantine on arrival.
    Mosques, restaurants and cafes are permitted to reopen from 15 August. This is conditional on social distancing and sanitary measures being in place. Mask wearing is obligatory and air conditioning and fans are banned.
    Universities will start to reopen from 23 August. Schools remain closed.
    There is a nationwide ban on family gatherings of any kind, including marriages.

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    14.10.2020
  • Algeria *****

    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights are not operating to and from Algeria. On 28 June the Algerian President ordered that air, land and sea borders remain closed until further notice. Entry is limited to cargo, nationals returning on repatriation flights from abroad, and foreign nationals with diplomatic/residency visas. If you’re eligible for entry, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival. Temperature checks are undertaken on arrival. Current quarantine requirements are a compulsory 14-day stay at a state facility, or own accommodation (if diplomatic), or company accommodation (if authorised by the Prime Minister). Contact details are taken on arrival in country, including address. Temperature checks are taken before entering the airport.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Travel between provinces is now permitted, although travel at weekends (Friday and Saturday) by public transport remains banned. A curfew is in effect from 11pm to 6am in 29 provinces. These are: Algiers, Adrar, Annaba, Batna, Bechar, Bejaia, Biskra, Blida, Bordj Bou Arreridj, Bouira, Boumerdes, Chlef, Constantine, Djelfa, El Oued, Khenchela, Laghouat, Mascara, Medea, M’sila, Oran, Ouargla, Oum El Bouaghi, Relizane, Setif, Sidi Bel Abbes, Souk Ahras, Tipaza, and Tissemsilt. Since 1 July, given a recent increase of confirmed Covid-19 cases, local authorities nationwide, have powers to enact additional measures in cluster areas, with the approval of central authorities. As a result, localised lockdowns are possible, and markets and other areas with a high concentration of shops could be shut down for at least 15 days.All security services and local authorities have been instructed to rigorously monitor and enforce compliance with preventive and other social distancing measures. Penalties include fines and 6 months imprisonment.The wearing of facemasks became mandatory on 24 May in all public spaces, including when using public transport, and within private cars and taxis.
    Hotels are open, with compulsory sanitary measures in place; facilities may be restricted. There are designated hotels for repatriated Algerians to do the required 14 days quarantine on arrival.
    Mosques, restaurants and cafes are permitted to reopen from 15 August. This is conditional on social distancing and sanitary measures being in place. Mask wearing is obligatory and air conditioning and fans are banned.In the 29 provinces where restrictions are still in place, mosques will open for four daily prayers during the week, and three on Friday. Women and children are currently banned from entering. Universities will start to reopen from 23 August. Schools remain closed. There is a nationwide ban on family gatherings of any kind, including marriages. Some coastal governors have closed beaches.

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    14.09.2020
  • Algeria Algeria will further ease its coronavirus lockdown on Sunday 9 August, shortening an overnight curfew to 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. The new measures include lifting a travel ban between 29 provinces until the end of the month. (Reuters, 08.08.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    Commercial flights are not operating to and from Algeria. On 28 June the Algerian President ordered that air, land and sea borders remain closed until further notice. Entry is limited to nationals returning on repatriation flights from abroad, and foreign nationals with diplomatic/residency visas. If you’re eligible for entry, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival. Temperature checks are undertaken on arrival. Current quarantine requirements are a compulsory 14-day stay at a state facility, or own accommodation (if diplomatic), or company accommodation (if authorised by the Prime Minister). Contact details are taken on arrival in country, including address. Temperature checks are taken before entering the airport.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Travel between provinces is now permitted, although travel at weekends (Friday and Saturday) by public transport remains banned. A curfew is in effect from 11pm to 6am in 29 provinces. These are: Algiers, Adrar, Annaba, Batna, Bechar, Bejaia, Biskra, Blida, Bordj Bou Arreridj, Bouira, Boumerdes, Chlef, Constantine, Djelfa, El Oued, Khenchela, Laghouat, Mascara, Medea, M’sila, Oran, Ouargla, Oum El Bouaghi, Relizane, Setif, Sidi Bel Abbes, Souk Ahras, Tipaza, and Tissemsilt. Since 1 July, given a recent increase of confirmed Covid-19 cases, local authorities nationwide, have powers to enact additional measures in cluster areas, with the approval of central authorities. As a result, localised lockdowns are possible, and markets and other areas with a high concentration of shops could be shut down for at least 15 days.All security services and local authorities have been instructed to rigorously monitor and enforce compliance with preventive and other social distancing measures. Penalties include fines and 6 months imprisonment.The wearing of facemasks became mandatory on 24 May in all public spaces, including when using public transport, and within private cars and taxis.
    Hotels are open, with compulsory sanitary measures in place; facilities may be restricted. There are designated hotels for repatriated Algerians to do the required 14 days quarantine on arrival.
    Mosques, restaurants and cafes are permitted to reopen from 15 August. This is conditional on social distancing and sanitary measures being in place. Mask wearing is obligatory and air conditioning and fans are banned.In the 29 provinces where restrictions are still in place, mosques will open for four daily prayers during the week, and three on Friday. Women and children are currently banned from entering. Universities will start to reopen from 23 August. Schools remain closed. There is a nationwide ban on family gatherings of any kind, including marriages. Some coastal governors have closed beaches.

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    14.08.2020
  • Algeria Algeria will further ease its coronavirus lockdown on Sunday 9 August, shortening an overnight curfew to 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. The new measures include lifting a travel ban between 29 provinces until the end of the month. (Reuters, 08.08.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    On 28 June the Algerian President ordered that air, land and sea borders remain closed until further notice. Commercial flights are not operating to and from Algeria. Check with your travel company, or the British Embassy Algiers, for the latest information. Lufthansa is operating special flights from Algiers to Frankfurt on 17 and 24 August and 1, 15 and 29 September 2020. If you are a British passport holder currently in Algeria and want to return to the UK, you can book a seat on one of these flights. You will also need to arrange onward transfer from Frankfurt to the UK. For more information and bookings, send an email to Lufthansa.algerie@dlh.de.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Travel between provinces is now permitted, although travel at weekends (Friday and Saturday) by public transport remains banned. A curfew is in effect from 11pm to 6am in 29 provinces. These are: Algiers, Adrar, Annaba, Batna, Bechar, Bejaia, Biskra, Blida, Bordj Bou Arreridj, Bouira, Boumerdes, Chlef, Constantine, Djelfa, El Oued, Khenchela, Laghouat, Mascara, Medea, M’sila, Oran, Ouargla, Oum El Bouaghi, Relizane, Setif, Sidi Bel Abbes, Souk Ahras, Tipaza, and Tissemsilt. Since 1 July, given a recent increase of confirmed Covid-19 cases, local authorities nationwide, have powers to enact additional measures in cluster areas, with the approval of central authorities. As a result, localised lockdowns are possible, and markets and other areas with a high concentration of shops could be shut down for at least 15 days.All security services and local authorities have been instructed to rigorously monitor and enforce compliance with preventive and other social distancing measures. Penalties include fines up to the equivalent of £600, and 6 months imprisonment.The wearing of facemasks became mandatory on 24 May in all public spaces, including when using public transport, and within private cars and taxis.

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    11.08.2020
  • Algeria Algeria will further ease its coronavirus lockdown on Sunday 9 August, shortening an overnight curfew to 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. The new measures include lifting a travel ban between 29 provinces until the end of the month. (Reuters, 08.08.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    All international flights to and from Algeria are suspended. On 28 June the Algerian President ordered that air, land and sea borders remain closed until further notice. Entry is limited to nationals returning on repatriation flights from abroad, and foreign nationals with diplomatic/residency visas.
    If you’re eligible for entry, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival. Temperature checks are undertaken on arrival. Current quarantine requirements are a compulsory 14-day stay at a state facility, or own accommodation (if diplomatic), or company accommodation (if authorised by the Prime Minister). Contact details are taken on arrival in country, including address. Each passenger’s respective organization, diplomatic institute or I/NGO, must obtain authorization prior to entry into Algerian territory. In addition, passengers who are Algerian nations working overseas, who maintain their residency in Algeria, are required to have their authorization cleared through the Prime Minister’s office.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    No intra-regional travel is yet possible, only within provinces. A curfew is in effect from 8pm to 5am in 29 provinces. These are: Algiers, Adrar, Annaba, Batna, Bechar, Bejaia, Biskra, Blida, Bordj Bou Arreridj, Bouira, Boumerdes, Chlef, Constantine, Djelfa, El Oued, Khenchela, Laghouat, Mascara, Medea, M’sila, Oran, Ouargla, Oum El Bouaghi, Relizane, Setif, Sidi Bel Abbes, Souk Ahras, Tipaza, and Tissemsilt. Since 1 July, given a recent increase of confirmed Covid-19 cases, local authorities nationwide, have powers to enact additional measures in cluster areas, with the approval of central authorities. As a result, localised lockdowns are possible, and markets and other areas with a high concentration of shops could be shut down for at least 15 days. All security services and local authorities have been instructed to rigorously monitor and enforce compliance with preventive and other social distancing measures. Penalties include fines and imprisonment. The wearing of facemasks became mandatory on 24 May in all public spaces, including when using public transport, and within private cars and taxis. Hotel infrastructure is not open. There are designated hotels for repatriated Algerians to do the required 14 days quarantine on arrival. All schools, nurseries, universities and mosques remain closed, and sporting events have been cancelled. There is a nationwide ban on family gatherings of any kind, including marriages. Some coastal governors have closed beaches. In provinces where there is no curfew, restaurants with outside space/terraces are able to reopen as long as they abide by the necessary sanitary/social distancing measures. In the 29 provinces still under curfew, only takeaway deliveries are allowed.

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    08.08.2020
  • Algeria The Algerian government announced on Sunday 26 July to renew the partial lockdown measures for 15 days in 29 provinces to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The measures, which will come into effect from July 28, include the curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. and the ban on road traffic from and to the 29 provinces in the country. (Africa CGTN, 27.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    All international flights to and from Algeria are suspended. On 28 June the Algerian President ordered that air, land and sea borders remain closed until further notice. Entry is limited to nationals returning on repatriation flights from abroad, and foreign nationals with diplomatic/residency visas.
    If you’re eligible for entry, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival. Temperature checks are undertaken on arrival. Current quarantine requirements are a compulsory 14-day stay at a state facility, or own accommodation (if diplomatic), or company accommodation (if authorised by the Prime Minister). Contact details are taken on arrival in country, including address. Each passenger’s respective organization, diplomatic institute or I/NGO, must obtain authorization prior to entry into Algerian territory. In addition, passengers who are Algerian nations working overseas, who maintain their residency in Algeria, are required to have their authorization cleared through the Prime Minister’s office.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    All international flights to and from Algeria are suspended.
    No intra-regional travel is yet possible, only within provinces. A curfew is in effect from 8pm to 5am in 29 provinces. These are: Algiers, Adrar, Annaba, Batna, Bechar, Bejaia, Biskra, Blida, Bordj Bou Arreridj, Bouira, Boumerdes, Chlef, Constantine, Djelfa, El Oued, Khenchela, Laghouat, Mascara, Medea, M’sila, Oran, Ouargla, Oum El Bouaghi, Relizane, Setif, Sidi Bel Abbes, Souk Ahras, Tipaza, and Tissemsilt. Since 1 July, given a recent increase of confirmed Covid-19 cases, local authorities nationwide, have powers to enact additional measures in cluster areas, with the approval of central authorities. As a result, localised lockdowns are possible, and markets and other areas with a high concentration of shops could be shut down for at least 15 days. All security services and local authorities have been instructed to rigorously monitor and enforce compliance with preventive and other social distancing measures. Penalties include fines and imprisonment. The wearing of facemasks became mandatory on 24 May in all public spaces, including when using public transport, and within private cars and taxis. Hotel infrastructure is not open. There are designated hotels for repatriated Algerians to do the required 14 days quarantine on arrival. All schools, nurseries, universities and mosques remain closed, and sporting events have been cancelled. There is a nationwide ban on family gatherings of any kind, including marriages. Some coastal governors have closed beaches. In provinces where there is no curfew, restaurants with outside space/terraces are able to reopen as long as they abide by the necessary sanitary/social distancing measures. In the 29 provinces still under curfew, only takeaway deliveries are allowed.

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    05.08.2020
  • Algeria The Algerian government announced on Sunday 26 July to renew the partial lockdown measures for 15 days in 29 provinces to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The measures, which will come into effect from July 28, include the curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. and the ban on road traffic from and to the 29 provinces in the country. (Africa CGTN, 27.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    All international flights to and from Algeria are suspended. On 28 June the Algerian President ordered that air, land and sea borders remain closed until further notice. Entry is limited to nationals returning on repatriation flights from abroad, and foreign nationals with diplomatic/residency visas.
    If you’re eligible for entry, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival. Temperature checks are undertaken on arrival. Current quarantine requirements are a compulsory 14-day stay at a state facility, or own accommodation (if diplomatic), or company accommodation (if authorised by the Prime Minister). Contact details are taken on arrival in country, including address.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    All international flights to and from Algeria are suspended.
    No intra-regional travel is yet possible, only within provinces. A curfew is in effect from 8pm to 5am in 29 provinces. These are: Algiers, Adrar, Annaba, Batna, Bechar, Bejaia, Biskra, Blida, Bordj Bou Arreridj, Bouira, Boumerdes, Chlef, Constantine, Djelfa, El Oued, Khenchela, Laghouat, Mascara, Medea, M’sila, Oran, Ouargla, Oum El Bouaghi, Relizane, Setif, Sidi Bel Abbes, Souk Ahras, Tipaza, and Tissemsilt. Since 1 July, given a recent increase of confirmed Covid-19 cases, local authorities nationwide, have powers to enact additional measures in cluster areas, with the approval of central authorities. As a result, localised lockdowns are possible, and markets and other areas with a high concentration of shops could be shut down for at least 15 days. All security services and local authorities have been instructed to rigorously monitor and enforce compliance with preventive and other social distancing measures. Penalties include fines and imprisonment. The wearing of facemasks became mandatory on 24 May in all public spaces, including when using public transport, and within private cars and taxis. Hotel infrastructure is not open. There are designated hotels for repatriated Algerians to do the required 14 days quarantine on arrival. All schools, nurseries, universities and mosques remain closed, and sporting events have been cancelled. There is a nationwide ban on family gatherings of any kind, including marriages. Some coastal governors have closed beaches. In provinces where there is no curfew, restaurants with outside space/terraces are able to reopen as long as they abide by the necessary sanitary/social distancing measures. In the 29 provinces still under curfew, only takeaway deliveries are allowed.

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    04.08.2020
  • Algeria The Algerian government announced on Sunday 26 July to renew the partial lockdown measures for 15 days in 29 provinces to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The measures, which will come into effect from July 28, include the curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. and the ban on road traffic from and to the 29 provinces in the country. (Africa CGTN, 27.07.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    On 28 June the Algerian President ordered that air, land and sea borders remain closed until further notice. Entry is limited to nationals returning on repatriation flights from abroad, and foreign nationals with diplomatic/residency visas.
    If you’re eligible for entry, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Commercial flights are operating to and from Algeria.
    No intra-regional travel is yet possible, only within provinces.
    A curfew is in effect from 8pm to 5am in 29 provinces. These are: Algiers, Adrar, Annaba, Batna, Bechar, Bejaia, Biskra, Blida, Bordj Bou Arreridj, Bouira, Boumerdes, Chlef, Constantine, Djelfa, El Oued, Khenchela, Laghouat, Mascara, Medea, M’sila, Oran, Ouargla, Oum El Bouaghi, Relizane, Setif, Sidi Bel Abbes, Souk Ahras, Tipaza, and Tissemsilt.
    The Algerian government imposes “a targeted lockdown” in regions where significant coronavirus cases are increased (CGTN Africa, 07.07.2020). Since 1 July, given a recent increase of confirmed Covid-19 cases, local authorities nationwide, have powers to enact additional measures in cluster areas, with the approval of central authorities. As a result, localised lockdowns are possible, and markets and other areas with a high concentration of shops could be shut down for at least 15 days. All security services and local authorities have been instructed to rigorously monitor and enforce compliance with preventive and other social distancing measures. Penalties include fines up to the equivalent of £600, and 6 months imprisonment. The wearing of facemasks became mandatory on 24 May in all public spaces, including when using public transport, and within private cars and taxis. No intra-regional travel is yet possible, only within provinces. Accommodation is not open. All schools, nurseries, universities and mosques remain closed, and sporting events have been cancelled. There is a nationwide ban on family gatherings of any kind, including marriages. Some coastal governors have closed beaches. In provinces where there is no curfew, restaurants with outside space/terraces are able to reopen as long as they abide by the necessary sanitary/social distancing measures. In the 19 provinces still under curfew, only takeaway deliveries are allowed.

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    27.07.2020
  • Algeria The Algerian government will impose “a targeted lockdown” in regions where significant coronavirus cases are increased (CGTN Africa, 07.07.2020). Land, air and sea borders will remain closed until end of COVID-19 crisis (Xinhua Net, 29.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    On 28 June the Algerian President ordered that air, land and sea borders remain closed until further notice. Entry is limited to nationals returning on repatriation flights from abroad, and foreign nationals with diplomatic/residency visas.
    If you’re eligible for entry, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Commercial flights are operating to and from Algeria.
    A curfew is in effect from 8pm to 5am in 29 provinces. These are: Algiers, Adrar, Annaba, Batna, Bechar, Bejaia, Biskra, Blida, Bordj Bou Arreridj, Bouira, Boumerdes, Chlef, Constantine, Djelfa, El Oued, Khenchela, Laghouat, Mascara, Medea, M’sila, Oran, Ouargla, Oum El Bouaghi, Relizane, Setif, Sidi Bel Abbes, Souk Ahras, Tipaza, and Tissemsilt. From 14 June, curfew ended in 19 provinces. These are: Ain Defla, Ain Temouchent, El Bayadh, El Tarf, Ghardaïa, Guelma, Illizi, Jijel, Mila, Mostaganem, Naama, Saida, Skikda, Tamanrasset, Tebessa, Tiaret, Tindouf, TiziOuzou, and Tlemcen.
    Since 1 July, given a recent increase of confirmed Covid-19 cases, local authorities nationwide, have powers to enact additional measures in cluster areas, with the approval of central authorities. As a result, localised lockdowns are possible, and markets and other areas with a high concentration of shops could be shut down for at least 15 days. All security services and local authorities have been instructed to rigorously monitor and enforce compliance with preventive and other social distancing measures. Penalties include fines up to the equivalent of ÂŁ600, and 6 months imprisonment. The wearing of facemasks became mandatory on 24 May in all public spaces, including when using public transport, and within private cars and taxis. No intra-regional travel is yet possible, only within provinces. Accommodation is not open. All schools, nurseries, universities and mosques remain closed, and sporting events have been cancelled. There is a nationwide ban on family gatherings of any kind, including marriages. Some coastal governors have closed beaches. In provinces where there is no curfew, restaurants with outside space/terraces are able to reopen as long as they abide by the necessary sanitary/social distancing measures. In the 19 provinces still under curfew, only takeaway deliveries are allowed.

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    20.07.2020
  • Algeria The Algerian government will impose “a targeted lockdown” in regions where significant coronavirus cases are increased (CGTN Africa, 07.07.2020). Land, air and sea borders will remain closed until end of COVID-19 crisis (Xinhua Net, 29.06.2020)

    *****

    International restrictions:

    All international flights are suspended; no date has been set yet for the resumption of operations. Despite announcements of French carrier Air France that a daily liaison with Paris would start on 11 May and opening of commercial reservations on German and Swiss carriers Lufthansa and Swiss Air from 1 June, transport minister on 9 May has confirmed that the airspace remains closed depending on the evolution of the outbreak. French embassy on 10 May announced that Air France flights will be arranged for French citizens, dual nationalities and residency permit holders (excluding visa holders).
    All ferries are suspended.
    Land borders are closed.
    Repatriation flights are permitted. Foreign governments and local diplomatic missions are expected to charter special flights as well Algerian authorities for their citizens.
    Upon arrival, repatriated Algerian nationals will be subject to a 14-day quarantine in dedicated facilities.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    All land borders remain closed and the suspension of non-cargo domestic and international air and maritime travel remains in place. People are required to wear a protective mask when in public and an 8pm to 5am curfew is in effect in 29 of Algeria’s 48 provinces, including in Algiers. The other provinces covered by the curfew are: Boumerdes, Souk Ahras, Tissemsilt, Djelfa, Mascara, Oum El Bouaghi, Batna, Bouira, Relizane, Biskra, Khenchela, M’sila, Chlef, Sidi Bel Abbes, Médéa, Blida, Bordj Bou Arreridj, Tipaza, Ouargla, Bechar, Constantine, Oran, Sétif, Annaba, Bejaia, Adrar, Laghouat, El Oued. As of July 10, all vehicle travel between 29 provinces has been impacted for one week. Public transportation may be suspended on Fridays and Saturdays until further notice.
    The Ministry of Health has advised people to dial 3030 if they suspect they are symptomatic. Visit the website of the Algerian Ministry of Health for updates and its dedicated webpage for additional information on these measures.
    On 10 May it was announced that all education facilities and courses are suspended until at least September 2020.

    *****Relaxation in restrictions
    The Algerian government has started to ease the measures it had undertaken to limit the spread of COVID-19 allowing more businesses to reopen and allowing public transportation in cities to resume, but the lifting of restrictions will be gradual and dependent on the evolution of COVID-19 cases in Algeria.
    A number of businesses have been allowed to reopen, including pastry shops, fashion stores, household items and home appliances stores, cosmetics stores, furniture as well as bookstores and hardware stores from 24 April. Nevertheless, the majority of these businesses in 11 provinces were closed again from 3 May due to members of the public and shop owners not adhering to social-distancing rules and other preventive measures as requested by the government.
    Facemasks are compulsory within any commercial establishment in Algiers and Constantine provinces. In Constantine province, facemasks are compulsory for customers in shops as well as in administration buildings, while in Algiers province facemasks have to be worn only by employees.

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    15.07.2020
  • Algeria Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Sunday announced that the country will keep the land, air and sea borders closed until the end of the COVID-19 crisis. (Xinhua Net, 29.06.2020)

    International restrictions:

    All international flights are suspended; no date has been set yet for the resumption of operations. Despite announcements of French carrier Air France that a daily liaison with Paris would start on 11 May and opening of commercial reservations on German and Swiss carriers Lufthansa and Swiss Air from 1 June, transport minister on 9 May has confirmed that the airspace remains closed depending on the evolution of the outbreak. French embassy on 10 May announced that Air France flights will be arranged for French citizens, dual nationalities and residency permit holders (excluding visa holders).
    All ferries are suspended.
    Land borders are closed.
    Repatriation flights are permitted. Foreign governments and local diplomatic missions are expected to charter special flights as well Algerian authorities for their citizens.
    Upon arrival, repatriated Algerian nationals will be subject to a 14-day quarantine in dedicated facilities.

    Internal restrictions:

    All land borders remain closed and the suspension of non-cargo domestic and international air and maritime travel remains in place. People are required to wear a protective mask when in public and an 8pm to 5am curfew is in effect in 29 of Algeria’s 48 provinces, including in Algiers. The other provinces covered by the curfew are: Boumerdes, Souk Ahras, Tissemsilt, Djelfa, Mascara, Oum El Bouaghi, Batna, Bouira, Relizane, Biskra, Khenchela, M’sila, Chlef, Sidi Bel Abbes, Médéa, Blida, Bordj Bou Arreridj, Tipaza, Ouargla, Bechar, Constantine, Oran, Sétif, Annaba, Bejaia, Adrar, Laghouat, El Oued.
    The Ministry of Health has advised people to dial 3030 if they suspect they are symptomatic. Visit the website of the Algerian Ministry of Health for updates and its dedicated webpage for additional information on these measures.
    On 10 May it was announced that all education facilities and courses are suspended until at least September 2020.

    Relaxation in restrictions
    The Algerian government has started to ease the measures it had undertaken to limit the spread of COVID-19 allowing more businesses to reopen and allowing public transportation in cities to resume, but the lifting of restrictions will be gradual and dependent on the evolution of COVID-19 cases in Algeria.
    A number of businesses have been allowed to reopen, including pastry shops, fashion stores, household items and home appliances stores, cosmetics stores, furniture as well as bookstores and hardware stores from 24 April. Nevertheless, the majority of these businesses in 11 provinces were closed again from 3 May due to members of the public and shop owners not adhering to social-distancing rules and other preventive measures as requested by the government.
    Facemasks are compulsory within any commercial establishment in Algiers and Constantine provinces. In Constantine province, facemasks are compulsory for customers in shops as well as in administration buildings, while in Algiers province facemasks have to be worn only by employees.

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    29.06.2020
  • Algeria Algeria’s government eased the country’s curfew on Sunday but said land and sea borders will remain closed. (The National, 15.06.2020) Algiers airport closed until 5 July 2020 (Qatar Airways).

    *****

    International restrictions:

    All international flights are suspended; no date has been set yet for the resumption of operations. Despite announcements of French carrier Air France that a daily liaison with Paris would start on 11 May and opening of commercial reservations on German and Swiss carriers Lufthansa and Swiss Air from 1 June, transport minister on 9 May has confirmed that the airspace remains closed depending on the evolution of the outbreak. French embassy on 10 May announced that Air France flights will be arranged for French citizens, dual nationalities and residency permit holders (excluding visa holders).
    All ferries are suspended.
    Land borders are closed.
    Repatriation flights are permitted. Foreign governments and local diplomatic missions are expected to charter special flights as well Algerian authorities for their citizens.
    Upon arrival, repatriated Algerian nationals will be subject to a 14-day quarantine in dedicated facilities.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    All land borders remain closed and the suspension of non-cargo domestic and international air and maritime travel remains in place. People are required to wear a protective mask when in public and an 8pm to 5am curfew is in effect in 29 of Algeria’s 48 provinces, including in Algiers. The other provinces covered by the curfew are: Boumerdes, Souk Ahras, Tissemsilt, Djelfa, Mascara, Oum El Bouaghi, Batna, Bouira, Relizane, Biskra, Khenchela, M’sila, Chlef, Sidi Bel Abbes, Médéa, Blida, Bordj Bou Arreridj, Tipaza, Ouargla, Bechar, Constantine, Oran, Sétif, Annaba, Bejaia, Adrar, Laghouat, El Oued.
    The Ministry of Health has advised people to dial 3030 if they suspect they are symptomatic. Visit the website of the Algerian Ministry of Health for updates and its dedicated webpage for additional information on these measures.
    On 10 May it was announced that all education facilities and courses are suspended until at least September 2020.

    *****Relaxation in restrictions
    The Algerian government has started to ease the measures it had undertaken to limit the spread of COVID-19 allowing more businesses to reopen and allowing public transportation in cities to resume, but the lifting of restrictions will be gradual and dependent on the evolution of COVID-19 cases in Algeria.
    A number of businesses have been allowed to reopen, including pastry shops, fashion stores, household items and home appliances stores, cosmetics stores, furniture as well as bookstores and hardware stores from 24 April. Nevertheless, the majority of these businesses in 11 provinces were closed again from 3 May due to members of the public and shop owners not adhering to social-distancing rules and other preventive measures as requested by the government.
    Facemasks are compulsory within any commercial establishment in Algiers and Constantine provinces. In Constantine province, facemasks are compulsory for customers in shops as well as in administration buildings, while in Algiers province facemasks have to be worn only by employees.

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    25.06.2020
  • Algeria Algeria’s government eased the country’s curfew on Sunday but said land and sea borders will remain closed. (The National, 15.06.2020) Algiers airport closed until 5 July 2020 (Qatar Airways).

    *****

    International restrictions:

    All international flights are suspended; no date has been set yet for the resumption of operations. Despite announcements of French carrier Air France that a daily liaison with Paris would start on 11 May and opening of commercial reservations on German and Swiss carriers Lufthansa and Swiss Air from 1 June, transport minister on 9 May has confirmed that the airspace remains closed depending on the evolution of the outbreak. French embassy on 10 May announced that Air France flights will be arranged for French citizens, dual nationalities and residency permit holders (excluding visa holders).
    All ferries are suspended.
    Land borders are closed.
    Repatriation flights are permitted. Foreign governments and local diplomatic missions are expected to charter special flights as well Algerian authorities for their citizens.
    Upon arrival, repatriated Algerian nationals will be subject to a 14-day quarantine in dedicated facilities.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    All land borders remain closed and the suspension of non-cargo domestic and international air and maritime travel remains in place. People are required to wear a protective mask when in public and an 8pm to 5am curfew is in effect in 29 of Algeria’s 48 provinces, including in Algiers. The other provinces covered by the curfew are: Boumerdes, Souk Ahras, Tissemsilt, Djelfa, Mascara, Oum El Bouaghi, Batna, Bouira, Relizane, Biskra, Khenchela, M’sila, Chlef, Sidi Bel Abbes, Médéa, Blida, Bordj Bou Arreridj, Tipaza, Ouargla, Bechar, Constantine, Oran, Sétif, Annaba, Bejaia, Adrar, Laghouat, El Oued.
    The Ministry of Health has advised people to dial 3030 if they suspect they are symptomatic. Visit the website of the Algerian Ministry of Health for updates and its dedicated webpage for additional information on these measures.
    On 10 May it was announced that all education facilities and courses are suspended until at least September 2020.

    *****Relaxation in restrictions
    The Algerian government has started to ease the measures it had undertaken to limit the spread of COVID-19 allowing more businesses to reopen and allowing public transportation in cities to resume, but the lifting of restrictions will be gradual and dependent on the evolution of COVID-19 cases in Algeria.
    A number of businesses have been allowed to reopen, including pastry shops, fashion stores, household items and home appliances stores, cosmetics stores, furniture as well as bookstores and hardware stores from 24 April. Nevertheless, the majority of these businesses in 11 provinces were closed again from 3 May due to members of the public and shop owners not adhering to social-distancing rules and other preventive measures as requested by the government.
    Facemasks are compulsory within any commercial establishment in Algiers and Constantine provinces. In Constantine province, facemasks are compulsory for customers in shops as well as in administration buildings, while in Algiers province facemasks have to be worn only by employees.

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    15.06.2020
  • Algeria Government extends lockdown until 13 June (Sources, 01.06.2020). Algiers airport closed until 5 July 2020 (Qatar Airways).

    International restrictions:

    All international flights are suspended; no date has been set yet for the resumption of operations. Despite announcements of French carrier Air France that a daily liaison with Paris would start on 11 May and opening of commercial reservations on German and Swiss carriers Lufthansa and Swiss Air from 1 June, transport minister on 9 May has confirmed that the airspace remains closed depending on the evolution of the outbreak. French embassy on 10 May announced that Air France flights will be arranged for French citizens, dual nationalities and residency permit holders (excluding visa holders).
    All ferries are suspended.
    Land borders are closed.
    Repatriation flights are permitted. Foreign governments and local diplomatic missions are expected to charter special flights as well Algerian authorities for their citizens.
    Upon arrival, repatriated Algerian nationals will be subject to a 14-day quarantine in dedicated facilities.

    Internal restrictions:

    16 provinces, including the capital Algiers, will remain under partial lockdown from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. until 13 June.
    A full lockdown In Blida has been lifted, but a curfew remains in place from 14.00 to 07.00.
    In all other provinces there is a curfew in place from 19.00 to 07.00.
    All gatherings of more than two people remain prohibited.
    Internal travel restrictions have been extended until 29 May. This includes the suspension of domestic flights, rail links and other types of public transport, with the exception of urban taxis that were allowed to resume operations on 25 April under strict sanitary rules including a maximum of two passengers per ride, compulsory wearing of masks for both driver and clients and ongoing vehicle and personal disinfection.
    On 10 May it was announced that all education facilities and courses are suspended until at least September 2020.
    Restaurants and cafes remain closed until further notice.

    Relaxation in restrictions
    A number of businesses have been allowed to reopen, including pastry shops, fashion stores, household items and home appliances stores, cosmetics stores, furniture as well as bookstores and hardware stores from 24 April. Nevertheless, the majority of these businesses in 11 provinces were closed again from 3 May due to members of the public and shop owners not adhering to social-distancing rules and other preventive measures as requested by the government.
    Facemasks are compulsory within any commercial establishment in Algiers and Constantine provinces. In Constantine province, facemasks are compulsory for customers in shops as well as in administration buildings, while in Algiers province facemasks have to be worn only by employees.

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    01.06.2020
  • Algeria Algiers airport closed until 5 July 2020 (Qatar Airways). Government extends COVID-19 restrictions until 29 May (Reuters, 12.05.2020)

    International restrictions:

    All international flights are suspended; no date has been set yet for the resumption of operations. Despite announcements of French carrier Air France that a daily liaison with Paris would start on 11 May and opening of commercial reservations on German and Swiss carriers Lufthansa and Swiss Air from 1 June, transport minister on 9 May has confirmed that the airspace remains closed depending on the evolution of the outbreak. French embassy on 10 May announced that Air France flights will be arranged for French citizens, dual nationalities and residency permit holders (excluding visa holders). All ferries are suspended. Land borders are closed. Repatriation flights are permitted. Foreign governments and local diplomatic missions are expected to charter special flights as well Algerian authorities for their citizens. Upon arrival, repatriated Algerian nationals will be subject to a 14-day quarantine in dedicated facilities.

    Internal restrictions:

    On the occasion of Eid al-Fitr days, 23-24 May, ending of Ramadan celebrations, national authorities have reinforced the partial lockdown curfew from 13.00 to 07.00. In addition, circulation of vehicles and motorcycles will be prohibited. There is a partial lockdown in Algiers, Ain Defla, Bejaia, Medea, Oran, Setif, Tipaza, Tizi Ouzou and Tlemcen provinces: the curfew is in operation from 17.00 to 07.00. A full lockdown In Blida has been lifted, but a curfew remains in place from 14.00 to 07.00. In all other provinces there is a curfew in place from 19.00 to 07.00 at least until 29 May. All gatherings of more than two people remain prohibited. Internal travel restrictions have been extended until 29 May. This includes the suspension of domestic flights, rail links and other types of public transport, with the exception of urban taxis that were allowed to resume operations on 25 April under strict sanitary rules including a maximum of two passengers per ride, compulsory wearing of masks for both driver and clients and ongoing vehicle and personal disinfection. On 10 May it was announced that all education facilities and courses are suspended until at least September 2020. Restaurants and cafes remain closed until further notice. Relaxation in restrictions A number of businesses have been allowed to reopen, including pastry shops, fashion stores, household items and home appliances stores, cosmetics stores, furniture as well as bookstores and hardware stores from 24 April. Nevertheless, the majority of these businesses in 11 provinces were closed again from 3 May due to members of the public and shop owners not adhering to social-distancing rules and other preventive measures as requested by the government. Facemasks are compulsory within any commercial establishment in Algiers and Constantine provinces. In Constantine province, facemasks are compulsory for customers in shops as well as in administration buildings, while in Algiers province facemasks have to be worn only by employees.

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    21.05.2020
  • Algeria

    International restrictions:

    All international flights are suspended; no date has been set yet for the resumption of operations. Despite announcements of French carrier Air France that a daily liaison with Paris will start on 11 May and opening of commercial reservations on German and Swiss carriers Lufthansa and Swiss Air from 1 June, transport minister on 9 May has confirmed that the airspace remains closed depending on the evolution of the outbreak. French embassy on 10 May announced that Air France flights will be arranged for French citizens, dual nationalities and residency permit holders (excluding visa holders). All ferries are suspended. Land borders are closed. Repatriation flights are permitted. Foreign governments and local diplomatic missions are expected to charter special flights as well Algerian authorities for their citizens. Upon arrival, repatriated Algerian nationals will be subject to a 14-day quarantine in dedicated facilities.

    Internal restrictions:

    There is a partial lockdown in Algiers, Ain Defla, Bejaia, Medea, Oran, Setif, Tipaza, Tizi Ouzou and Tlemcen provinces: the curfew is in operation from 17.00 to 07.00. A full lockdown In Blida has been lifted, but a curfew remains in place from 14.00 to 07.00. In all other provinces there is a curfew in place from 19.00 to 07.00 at least until 14 May. Facemasks are compulsory within any commercial establishment although it remains unclear how this rule may be enforced. Some establishments may conduct temperature before allowing entry. All gatherings of more than two people remain prohibited. Internal travel restrictions have been reconducted on 27 April at least until 14 May. This includes the suspension of domestic flights, rail links and other types of public transport, with the exception of urban taxis that were allowed to resume operations on 25 April under strict sanitary rules including a maximum of two passengers per ride, compulsory wearing of masks for both driver and clients and ongoing vehicle and personal disinfection. On 28 April it was announced that all education facilities and courses are suspended until at least 14 May. Restaurants and cafes remain closed until further notice. Relaxation in restrictions: A number of businesses have been allowed to reopen, including pastry shops, fashion stores, household items and home appliances stores, cosmetics stores, furniture as well as bookstores and hardware stores from 24 April. Nevertheless, the majority of these businesses in 11 provinces were closed again from 3 May due to members of the public and shop owners not adhering to social-distancing rules and other preventive measures as requested by the government. Face masks are compulsory within any commercial establishment in Algiers and Constantine provinces. In Constantine province, face masks are compulsory for customers in shops as well as in administration buildings, while in Algiers province face masks have to be worn only by employees.

    Source: https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening https://dz.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

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    12.05.2020
  • Algeria

    International restrictions:

    All international flights are suspended; no date has been set yet for the resumption of operations. All ferries are suspended. Land borders are closed.
    Repatriation flights are permitted. Foreign governments and local diplomatic missions are expected to charter special flights as well Algerian authorities for their citizens.
    Upon arrival, repatriated Algerian nationals will be subject to a 14-day quarantine in dedicated facilities.

    Internal restrictions:

    There is a partial lockdown in Algiers, Ain Defla, Bejaia, Medea, Oran, Setif, Tipaza, Tizi Ouzou and Tlemcen provinces: the curfew is in operation from 17.00 to 07.00.
    A full lockdown In Blida has been lifted, but a curfew remains in place from 14.00 to 07.00.
    In all other provinces there is a curfew in place from 19.00 to 07.00 at least until 14 May. Facemasks are compulsory within any commercial establishment although it remains unclear how this rule may be enforced. Some establishments may conduct temperature before allowing entry.
    All gatherings of more than two people remain prohibited.
    Internal travel restrictions have been reconducted on 27 April at least until 14 May. This includes the suspension of domestic flights, rail links and other types of public transport, with the exception of urban taxis that were allowed to resume operations on 25 April under strict sanitary rules including a maximum of two passengers per ride, compulsory wearing of masks for both driver and clients and ongoing vehicle and personal disinfection.
    On 28 April it was announced that all education facilities and courses are suspended until at least 14 May.
    Restaurants and cafes remain closed until further notice.

    Relaxation in restrictions
    A number of businesses have been allowed to reopen, including pastry shops, fashion stores, household items and home appliances stores, cosmetics stores, furniture as well as bookstores and hardware stores from 24 April. Nevertheless, the majority of these businesses in 11 provinces were closed again from 3 May due to members of the public and shop owners not adhering to social-distancing rules and other preventive measures as requested by the government.

    Read more
    10.05.2020
  • Source Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    International Press Centre/
    WFP Sources.
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