July 19, 2021
*** Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. If you need to travel due to an extraordinary humanitarian emergency and you are unable to obtain a test, please click here for more information on waivers.
Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.
COVID-related preventative measures now in effect include:
- People are required to wear a protective mask when in public and those who do not comply may be subject to a fine.
- Land borders remain generally closed, with periodic exceptions. The Algerian government announced the reopening of non-cargo international air travel on June 1. Limited flights are available, and criteria for entry under the new regulations is available from the government of Algeria. The government may impose additional restrictions should the epidemiological situation warrant. In mid-June, the government announced it would soon resume maritime travel. Domestic air travel resumed in early December. Public transportation (and depending on the wilaya, private transportation) may be disrupted on Fridays and Saturdays in the wilayas affected by a curfew.
- A curfew is in effect from 8pm until 6am daily in the following 35 wilayas: Adrar, Ain Temouchent, Algiers, Batna, Béchar, Bejaia, Biskra, Blida, Bouira, Boumerdes, Constantine, El Bayadh, El Oued, Guelma, Jijel, Khenchela, Laghouat, Mascara, Mostaganem, M’Sila, Naâma, Oran, Ouargla, Ouled Djellal, Oum El Bouaghi, Relizane, Sétif, Sidi Bel Abbes, Souk Ahras, Tebessa, Tindouf, Tipaza, Tissemsilt, Tizi Ouzou and Tlemcen.
- In wilayas under curfew, all second-hand vehicle markets, sports halls and gyms, youth centers and cultural centers will be closed.
- In wilayas under curfew, all cafes, restaurants, fast-food outlets and ice cream vendors will be authorized to operate as take-away services only.
- In wilayas under curfew, all recreational areas for leisure and relaxation (including beaches) will be closed.
- Across the entire country, the ban on any kind of gathering, including family gatherings such as weddings and circumcision parties, will remain in place.
- Curfews are constantly being reviewed and revised and the curfew may be more restrictive in certain wilayas or in certain areas of the wilayas above for short periods of time as the health situation develops.
- 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.
- Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Algeria? Yes.
- If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes. Consult with the testing facility.
- U.S. citizens should be able to obtain a COVID-19 test (PCR) by contacting one of the following testing laboratories closest to their location:
- AIT BACHIR Bejaia Boulevard Aissat Idir, Akbou email@example.com 05 42 81 83 61
- BAHOURA Zeralda 64 lotissement Azouz Abdellah firstname.lastname@example.org 07 72 31 31 60
- IBN ROCHD Ghardaia 3 rue Khemisti email@example.com 06 68 25 27 28 / 05 41 39 22 61
- KALACHE Draria cité des 142 logements, Bt N16 route de la wilaya firstname.lastname@example.org 06 57 18 13 39
- KHOURI Tipaza 137 rue cimetière , route de Meurad ,Hadjout email@example.com 06 97 71 63 05
- LAZLI Rouiba Les Orangers, cité des 7 logements, villa N°4 firstname.lastname@example.org 05 51 01 61 22
- RAMDANI Val hydra Résidence Chabani, Bt F2 email@example.com 05 60 10 93 35
- SIFER Tizi ouzou Coopérative Azrou Laghriv,locaux 1 et 2, lot Thala firstname.lastname@example.org 05 40 66 88 66
- BENDALI Miliana 11 rue Emir Abdelkader email@example.com 05 55 05 99 31
- HAMMADI Bab El Oued 4 Avenue colonel Lotfi, firstname.lastname@example.org 05 40 97 32 88
- OUKRIF Tessala El Merdja Coopérative N°29, villa N°49, email@example.com 06 65 58 53 01
- BIOTOP Kouba Cité les vergers ilot 36 coop Ennadjah, Kouba firstname.lastname@example.org 06 73 74 06 98
- BELARBI Oran 248 bis rue Carrula Hai Khemisti Bir El Djir email@example.com 06 66 53 38 76
- EPSILON Alger centre 37 rue Larbi Ben Mhidi (ex rue d’Isly) firstname.lastname@example.org 06 98 85 30 15
- SERAPI Birkhadem 1 rue Mohammed Kious, Birkhadem email@example.com 06 69 08 36 38
- SIFI Meftah rue des frères Ayadi
- ADNANE Mostaganem 2 rue Bouhella Habib 045 21 25 19
- MELAINE Khraicia 136 route de Birtouta firstname.lastname@example.org 05 50 40 81 77
- Clinique des bougainvilliers Azazga En face du lycée Jeunes Filles, Azazga email@example.com 05 50 02 63 41
- VFS Global: https://www.vfsglobal.com/en/individuals/covid-test.html
- Clinique Al Azhar: https://www.cliniquealazhar.com/
Tél: (0)23 29 02 88, (0)23 29 02 90/91/92, (0)5 60 95 7000, (0)5 60 95 8000
firstname.lastname@example.orgThe above list is a subset, and there may be other testing sites available.
- Average testing cost is approximately 8,800 DZD – 12,000 DZD.
- Exact method of results delivery will vary. Thus, each client should inquire when they make the testing appointment.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
- Which vaccines are available in Algeria? SPUTNIK-V, SINOPHARM, ASTRA-ZENECA
- The Algerian Ministry of Health has a website to register for a COVID-19 vaccine. It has also announced that individuals may register at public health units: “établissements publics de santé de proximité (EPSP).” There is a prioritization which includes age group, but the Ministry has not published specifics. The registration web page, available in French and Arabic, may not be accessible from the U.S. and can be found here: http://www.sante.gov.dz Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
- The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
- Algeria closed all land borders and suspended non-cargo international air and maritime travel as of March 17, 2020. Limited domestic flights were resumed December 6, and the government launched a partial reopening for international passenger flights on June 1, with certain restrictions.
- Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes However, please be advised that at this time, entry into the country for U.S. citizens may require dual U.S.-Algerian citizenship, or special permission. Algeria does require a visa. Please visit the Algerian Consulate in New York ( https://www.algeria-cgny.org/visa-application/ ) or the Algerian Embassy in Washington, D.C. ( https://www.algerianembassy.org/consular-affairs/visa/visa-instructions.html )
- Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes
- Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
- Visa extensions for residents and/or tourists: The Algerian government has instructed the U.S. Embassy to inform citizens in need of Algerian visa extensions to contact their local wilaya Ministry of Foreign Affairs directly (Bureau de la Circulation des Étrangers) to request visa extensions. The U.S. Embassy cannot process these requests.