Algeria

       
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is a country in the Maghreb region of Northwest Africa with Algiers as its capital. When referring to its land area, it is the largest country in Africa and the Arab World (since South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in July 2011), and also of the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea; it is also the tenth-largest country in the world. The country is bordered in the northeast by Tunisia, in the east by Libya, in the west by Morocco, in the southwest by Western Sahara, Mauritania, and Mali, in the southeast by Niger, and in the north by the Mediterranean Sea. Its size is almost 2,400,000 square kilometres (926,645 sq mi) with an estimated population of 37.1 million as of 2012. Algeria is a member of the African Union, the Arab League, OPEC and the United Nations. The country is also a founding member of the Arab Maghreb Union.

Capital ALGERI
Currency Dinaro (DZD)
Country code 00213
Spoken languages ​​

Arabic, tamazigh, French

Passport

Necessary documentation to enter the country Passport: needed. For further information please contact the diplomatic or consular representative of the country present in Italy or your travel agent. For any changes related to the survival of the Passport you should request to be informed beforehand at the Embassy or Consulate of the country present in Italy or at your travel agent. Travel abroad of minors: Please check the Focus: "before leaving/documents for travel abroad of minors" on the home page of this site. Visa: required (excludes those who are holding diplomatic or service passport). In principle the Algerian authorities do not issue visas at borders, which are strictly prohibited in the case of travel towards the South of Algeria. On board the aircraft or vessel is required to fill out a form with personal data and contact details of the person, which is then withdrawn from the border police. Currency and customs formalities Upon arrival you must declare the currency that they matter and upon leaving the country must produce a declaration accompanied by documentation of costs incurred (invoice, etc.). Credit cards are accepted at a very limited number of big international hotels and restaurants. Little chance to get cash from ATMs or traveller's cheques. Before leaving you should make sure you have the proper amount of cash. Imports: there are restrictions on imports, even temporary, of professional cameras and binoculars, servers for computers, fax machines and equipment for broadcasting, switchboard, firearms, gold. These articles need to request a prior authorization. Export ban: Algerian dinars.

Health

Health facilities are present almost everywhere in the country, but they are not generally of European level. In big cities there are reliable private healthcare facilities. Basic medicines are available in major centers, but you should have a stock of medicines for emergencies and for specific pathologies which are both suffering. You can find, in some periods of the year and the most depressed areas, cases of infectious diseases (diarrhoea, cholera, typhoid, hepatitis A-B, brucellosis, viral nephritis). There were also sporadic cases of malaria (malaria). In this regard, it is recommended that you adopt, while staying in the country, preventive measures against mosquito bites shown under the heading "FOCUS" on the home page of this site. WARNINGS We recommend that you take out, before embarking on your trip, health insurance include, in addition to the coverage of medical expenses, even the eventual repatriation health via ambulance. It is recommended that you drink only bottled mineral water, ensuring that the cap seal is intact.

Telephony

Links directories are good. There is a local GSM network developing rapid extension, which provides coverage of major urban areas. Most of the desert areas have no GSM coverage and it is therefore necessary to acquire satellite equipment.

Information

Touring Club d'Algérie (TCA) 30, rue Hassen Benaamane, Les Vergers Bir Mourad Raïs Algeri Tél : +213 21 54 13 13 +213 21 22 24 86 Fax : +213 21 44 68 29

Climate

The northern regions have a Mediterranean climate with warm summers and mild winters and humid and often rainy. In Algiers, the average temperatures are 28° C in summer and 13° C in winter. Towards the South, in the Highlands region, the climate becomes drier, while temperatures vary according to altitude. The Sahara desert is an arid region of high desert climate, with strong thermal excursions, where annual rainfall exceeds 100 mm of little.

Viability

Licence International driving licence (model 1949 Geneva Convention or Vienna 1968) or national licence accompanied by French translation validated by an Algerian diplomatic representation. Car insurance Policy by stipulating in the border. Documents for vehicles imported temporarily: On the temporary importation of a private vehicle you must complete and sign the form says "titre de passage en douane", provided by Customs officers, indicating the input data of the vehicle (make, type, serial number, and registration, address abroad and eventual delivery of Algeria), that Customs will complete with the data of your Passport, visa, etc., and allow the person concerned to circulate in the country for the period granted. Such a document should be returned to the customs of exit from the country by the end of this period. Compulsory equipment Safety belts: must keep them fastened on both ancteriori that rear seats. Helmet is mandatory for motorcyclists: for the driver and passenger of a moped or motorbike, outside of towns. Transport Given the size of the country, the movement takes place mainly with domestic flights. In addition to the national airline, Air Algérie, operate some private airlines. Ports: Algiers, Oran, Bejaia, Skikda, Annaba, Arzew and Djendjen (Jijel). Airports: Algiers, Oran, Constantine, Annaba, Tlemcen, Hassi Messaoud, Tamanrasset and Djanet.

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