Do You Need a Visa to Go to Algeria?

To enter Algeria you might be required to hold a visa. There are some visa exemptions applicable for countries neighboring Algeria. Although for some nationalities it is possible to obtain a visa upon arrival, it is highly recommended for travelers to check the requirements for entering Algeria in advance to avoid frustration and complications.

Constantine - The City of Bridges
Constantine – The City of Bridges

Visa Requirements for Traveling to Algeria

For US, Canadian, and EU Citizens, a formal application form and a fee is required to be submitted at the closest Algerian Embassy in the United States in order to obtain a visa prior to entering Algeria.

Citizens of the following countries are allowed to enter Algeria and stay up to 90 days for either business or tourism without being subject to visa requirements:

  • Libya
  • Malaysia
  • Mali
  • Maldives
  • Morocco
  • Mauritania
  • Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
  • Seychelles
  • Syria
  • Tunisia
  • Yemen

The citizens of the following countries are allowed to enter the country after obtaining a visa upon arrival:

  • Cape Verde
  • Comoros
  • Djibouti
  • Kenya
  • Madagascar
  • Mozambique
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Indonesia
  • Macau

Holders of diplomatic or official passports issued in one of the following countries can also enter without the need of a visa:

  • Argentina
  • Croatia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Romania
  • Albania
  • Benin
  • Brazil
  • Cuba
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Greece
  • Guinea
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Niger
  • Peru
  • Portugal
  • South Korea
  • Senegal
  • South Africa
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Tanzania
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam

If your country of origin hasn’t been mentioned in the above list, it is recommendable that you check with the nearest Algerian Embassy or Consulate for the latest and up to date requirements for obtaining a visa.

Roman ruins in Algeria
Roman ruins in Algeria

Visiting Algeria with Mosaic North Africa

Algeria requires a tourist visa from most countries before arrival. Please apply to the Algeria consulate at least 1 month before your scheduled departure date. Mosaic North Africa will provide the ‘letter of invitation’ required for the Algeria tourist visa application.

All travelers visiting Algeria on a private tour with Mosaic North Africa will require additional information to have your Letter of Invitation prepared. The Letter of Invitation is required when you apply for your Algeria tourist visa. You will include the letter with all the other required documents and fees as indicated on the Algeria consulate website where you will be applying.

Contact Our Algeria Travel Expert

If you have any questions or would like to book an Algeria tour, please contact one of our travel experts for assistance.

About the author

Joshua Mok is a cultural enthusiast and adventurer who can speak 6 different languages. Joshua currently lives in Tunisia and has firsthand experience with the language, people, and culture of North Africa. At Mosaic North Africa, Joshua is combining his business marketing expertise with his passion for travel to help others discover and enjoy the cultural and historical beauties of Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria.

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