According to press reports, on 28 October, terrorists killed an Algerian policeman in a restaurant in the city of Constantine. An ISIL-affiliated group has claimed responsibility. The Algerian government is engaged in operations to apprehend the attackers. Pending further information, the U.S. Embassy has cancelled staff travel to Constantine for the next two weeks. We urge American citizens considering travel to Constantine to review their plans.
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warning for Algeria, and the Country Specific Information for Algeria
- 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) 770-08-2200.