Algeria

Capital Algiers

Population 40,400,000

Area 2,381,741 km2

Key facts

Algeria is a country located in Northern Africa. There are 7 countries (Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Tunisia, Western Sahara) that Algeria shares its borders with. The official language of Algeria is Arabic. Traveling across Algeria if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Algeria was ranked 75th out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Algeria is Algerian dinar (DZD). The dinar (جد) is subdivided into 100 santeem.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 138.09 DZD and 1 USD is worth 142.36 DZD.

Algerian
Banknotes

20050010001002000

Algerian
Coins

510205012100

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Algeria is 11.44 Mbps and mobile is 21.71 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Algeria.8.90 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Algeria, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Algeria. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type F 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Algeria?

There are Mariott hotels in 2 cities: Algiers and Constantine.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Algeria.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Algeria.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in Algeria.

There are no Radisson hotels in Algeria.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Algeria.

What fast food chains are present in Algeria?

Couscous are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Algeria. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Algeria below.

The McDonald's chain does not operate in Algeria.

The KFC chain does not operate in Algeria.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Algeria.

The Subway chain does not operate in Algeria.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in Algeria.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Algeria.

Weather

Today the sun in Algiers, rises at 6:40 AM and sets at 6:36 PM. The climate of Algiers may be categorized as a Mediterranean (Csa), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodaySep 29OvercastLow: 19.3°C (66.74°F)High: 26.8°C (80.24°F)
FridaySep 30ThunderstormLow: 17.3°C (63.14°F)High: 21.3°C (70.34°F)
SaturdayOct 1OvercastLow: 15.6°C (60.08°F)High: 22.1°C (71.78°F)
SundayOct 2OvercastLow: 18.3°C (64.94°F)High: 26.2°C (79.16°F)
MondayOct 3OvercastLow: 22°C (71.6°F)High: 26.9°C (80.42°F)
TuesdayOct 4OvercastLow: 20.4°C (68.72°F)High: 23.6°C (74.48°F)

Weather data for Algiers (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems The subway system is available in Algiers.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Algeria.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are not available in Algeria.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 5.8, Algeria is placed 30th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Algeria traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  124.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2015.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 20.90 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 2: Exercise increased caution. 

Emergency phones in Algeria

18 Police
14 Ambulance
14 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Inconsistent or only partially enforced smoke-free laws

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Algeria?

Currently, citizens of 7 countries can enter Algeria without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Algeria.

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