Algeria

Algeria

Country profile

Africa’s largest country has something for everyone – from some of the best-preserved Roman ruins, including Timgad and Djemila, to glorious coastline, snow-topped mountains and the golden sands of the Saharan desert. Welcoming locals, traditional cuisine and adventure await.

Algeria

KEY INFORMATION
Capital: Algiers
Visa requirements: Get a visa from the Algerian Consulate in London prior to your trip
Time zone: GMT + 1
Language: Arabic
Currency: Dinar
Population: 41.32 million
Electricity: 230V and 50Hz

Tipping policy: A tip of around ten to 15 per cent is appreciated  

AIRPORTS AND FLYING TIME FROM THE UK 

Direct flights to Algiers (average flight time: 3h): London Heathrow

TOP FIVE ATTRACTIONS
Timgad Unesco World Heritage Site
Test Garden of Hamma
Notre-Dame d’Afrique
Gouraya National Park
Chréa National Park

MAJOR EVENTS
International Festival of Contemporary Art
International Diwan Music Festival of Algiers
European Cultural Festival
Pan-African Cultural Festival
Festival Internacional de Cine del Sahara

FCO TRAVEL ADVICE
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against all travel to within 30km of the borders with Libya, Mauritania, Mali and Niger, and 30km of the border with Tunisia in the provinces of Illizi and Ouargla and in the Chaambi mountains area. It also advises against all but essential travel to within 30km of the remainder of the border with Tunisia. Visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/algeria for the latest travel advice.

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