Dear U.S. citizens in Algeria:
Locations: The wilayas of Algiers, Blida, Bouira, Tipaza, Medea and Ain Defla.
Event: The Algerian Ministry of Health has confirmed a small number of cholera cases in the abovenamed wilayas. The Ministry has identified a local water source in the city of Hamr El Ain in the wilaya of Tipaza as the origin of cholera contamination and has restricted access to and consumption from that source.
Actions to take:
- Monitor the local media and Algerian Ministry of Health for updates.
- Visit the CDC website for general information on cholera.
For other general information:
Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
Contact the U.S. Embassy in Algeria, located at 5 Chemin Cheikh Bachir El-Ibrahimi (former Chemin Beaurepaire) in the El Biar district of Algiers, at Telephone +213 (0) 770-08-2000, available 0800-1700 Sunday-Thursday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +213 (0) 770-08-2000.