On February 26, 2017, terrorists conducted two attacks against police in the city of Constantine, resulting in injuries. The Algerian government is engaged in operations to apprehend the attackers. Pending further information, the U.S. Embassy is limiting staff travel to the wilaya (governorate) of Constantine until March 29, 2017. We urge U.S. citizens considering travel to Constantine to review their plans accordingly.
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.