What to Bring When Traveling to Algeria

Woman at airport

Whether you are a seasoned traveler or a first-time explorer, Algeria needs to be on your must-see list. If you are considering a trip to Algeria, below is a helpful list of items of what to bring when traveling to Algeria.

Roman Ruins at Djemila
Roman Ruins at Djemila

Clothing: If you are traveling in spring or fall, make sure you bring clothes to be comfortable in warm/hot weather but be prepared for cooler evenings. If you have a lightweight raincoat it is a good idea to bring this in you are traveling between February and May. Remember that Algeria is a Muslim country and it is advisable to respect the local customs and culture and therefore women travelers may want to wear longer shirts with sleeves past their elbows.

Woman at airport
Woman at airport

Footwear: Bring both a pair of sandals and comfortable walking/hiking shoes. You will spend a considerable amount of time walking through historic sites and cities and you will want to make sure you are prepared to be on your feet for a number of hours at a time.

Camera: Do not forget to throw a camera in your bag before you go. Remember that you cannot photograph in most museums unless you have permission. Ask us if you require special photography permissions for museums. Also, do not photograph government buildings or government officials. Always a good idea to ask a person for their permission before photographing them.

Passport, camera, map
Passport, camera, map

Sunscreen: You will want to bring sunscreen and sunglasses to protect yourself as you explore sites with little to no shade, in the hot afternoon sun.

Passport with visa: Algeria requires that most travelers arrive with a visa. So do not forget to apply for your visa before boarding the plane. We can assist you with your Algeria tourist visa.

An attitude of Adventure: One of the most important items to remember is that traveling in Algeria is an Adventure. Often there are unexpected delays while traveling in Algeria such as delays on the highways and delayed flights, and if you can prepare to flex with the program you will have a better experience. Algeria is awaiting your discovery.

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About the author

Kevin Dyck is the founder of Mosaic North Africa and has over 11 years experience living in North African countries. He is an Arabic speaker with a passion for travelers to encounter the diverse cultures and natural beauty found throughout the North Africa region. He currently lives in and works for MNA from Tunis, Tunisia.

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