Algeria

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Fact File
Capital: Algiers
Population:
38,295,000
Time zone: GMT 0
Plugs: Two-pin round
Dialling code: +213
Currency: Algerian dinar. Exchange rate: $1= DZD78.4
Language: Arabic

Visa
All non-Algerians need to apply for a visa to enter Algeria, with a few exceptions.

Nationals from the following countries do not require a visa to travel to Algeria:
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Seychelles, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, Yemen

Nationals of these States, holding Diplomatic Passports, do not need a visa to travel to Algeria:
Argentina, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Romania

Nationals of these States, holding Diplomatic or Official Passports (Passeports de service), do not need a visa to travel to Algeria:
Albania, Benin, Brazil, Cuba, Egypt, Ethiopia, Greece, Guinea, Italy, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Niger, Peru, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Senegal, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, Vietnam

Public transport

There are a number of ways to get around the country – planes, trains, taxis and busses. There are 55 airports throughout the country, making most areas accessible.

For travel between neighbouring towns, or to one of the major cities, the bus is the way to go. To reach an outlying town you’ll need to change busses and possible catch a taxi, but there are certainly ways of getting to your destination.

Algiers

The capital city is located in the north-central part of the country, on the Mediterranean Sea. The city’s main industries include oil refining, metal works, food, and petrochemicals. It exports iron, grain, citrus fruit, wine, phosphates, oil, and vegetables.

The best way to get around Algiers is either by bus or taxi. Both modes of transport are reasonably priced. There is a train system running its reach is somewhat limited.

From the airport, you can catch a taxi outside Hall 2; make sure to agree on the cost of the trip beforehand as there are no metres in the vehicles. A bus departs the airport every half hour for the city centre. You pay the bus driver for a ride. From the city centre, you can reach the surrounding suburbs. 

Airlines
Aigle Azur – www.aigle-azur.com
Air Algerie – www.airalgerie.dz
Air France – www.airfrance.com  
Alitalia – www.alitalia.com
EgyptAir – www.egyptair.com
Emirates – www.emirates.com
Iberia – www.iberia.com
Lufthansa – www.lufthansa.com
Royal Jordanian Airlines – www.rj.com
Saudi Arabian Airlines – www.saudiairlines.com
Syrian Air – www.syrianair.com 
TAP – www.flytap.com
THY Turkish Airlines – www.thy.com
Tunisair – www.tunisair.com

Hotels
Algiers
Sofitel Algiers Hamma Garden – www.sofitel.com
Hilton – www.hilton.com
IBIS Alger Aeroport – www.ibis.com
Sweet Rouiba – www.sweethotel.net
Palace Appart Hotel Bordj El-Kiffan – www.palacecenter.com
El Aurassi Hotel – www.el-aurassi.com
Hotel Suisse Alger – www.hotelsuisse-dz.com
El-Djazair – www.chaineeldjazair.com
Mercure Algaer Aeroprt – www.mercure.com
Safir Mazafran – www.safirhotels.com
Dar Diaf Bouchaoui – www.dardiafbouchauoi.com
Oasis – www.oasishotel-dz.com
Dar Diaf Alger – www.dar-diaf.com
Hotel d’Hydra – www.hotelhydra.dz
Grannd Adghir – www.grouphotelsadghir.com
Emir – www.hotelemir.com.dz
Abbasside Palace – www.abbassidehotelpalace.com

Car Hire
Hertz Car Hire – www.hertz.co.uk

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