Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Embassy Algiers 19 January 2016
Dual Nationals: Temporary suspension of visa requirements
For dual national Algerian-Americans: The Algerian government has announced that Algerian Americans holding dual nationality and who do not yet have their Algerian biometric passport may travel to Algeria simply with the U.S. passport and an Algerian National Identity Card – i.e. they do not need to request an Algerian visa in their U.S. passport. This visa waiver policy is valid until 30 June 2016.
In general, the U.S. Government encourages American citizens to travel on a U.S. passport so that we can better provide assistance to Americans in distress.
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.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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