Algeria Specific Information

July 10, 2020 

Country-Specific Information:

  • As of July 10, Algeria confirmed 18,242 cases of COVID-19 and 996 COVID-19 related deaths in its borders.
  • The Algerian government has started to ease the measures it had undertaken to limit the spread of COVID-19 by 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.
  • 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.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Algeria closed all land borders and suspended non-cargo international air and maritime travel as of March 17 and suspended domestic flights as of March 22.

 Global Health Alerts:

  • The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisoryfor COVID-19.
  • CDC has issued a Level 3 Travel Noticefor Algeria.
  • On March 22, the Algerian government declared Algeria is a Level 3 country based on the World Health Organization criteria.

American Citizen Services:

  • S. Embassy Algiers has suspended all routine consular services and is providing only emergency services. U.S. citizens should email ACSAlgiers@state.gov.
  • Please make sure you are also enrolled in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at http://step.state.govto ensure the U.S. Embassy can contact you with updates.
  • Please continue to check this website and the Embassy’s Twitter and Facebook accounts for updates.
  • Several airlines are running exceptional flights for their citizens.  Seats may be available at short notice for other nationalities.
  • If you wish to depart Algeria and are interested in receiving information about possible upcoming flights, please email ACSAlgiers@state.gov.

 Visa Appointments:

  • In response to significant worldwide challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of State has temporarily suspended routine visa services at all U.S. Embassies and Consulates. Embassies and consulates have canceled all routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa appointments as of March 20, 2020, but will continue to provide emergency and mission-critical visa services as resources and local conditions allow.  We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time.  Please see these notices which contain detailed information about the current status of visa services worldwide and visa restrictions related to the COVID-19 global pandemic:  https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-visa-services-and-restrictions.html.

Quarantine Information:

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

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