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Algeria travel restrictions

Open for citizens: no Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: no Quarantine: no
Flight Restrictions

Flights to Algeria are suspended.

Quarantine

As of March 18, 2020, Algerian authorities announced that they are quarantining known cases of confirmed COVID-19 within its borders.

Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification not required / not known

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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  • 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.

    Read more
    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.

    Read more
    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.

    Read more
    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.

    Read more
    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 [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/algeria]
    [https://dz.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/]
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