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 – Air Algerie – Air France – Alitalia – EgyptAir – Emirates – Iberia – Lufthansa – Royal Jordanian Airlines – Saudi Arabian Airlines – Syrian Air – TAP – THY Turkish Airlines – Tunisair – Hotels Algiers Sofitel Algiers Hamma Garden – Hilton – IBIS Alger Aeroport – Sweet Rouiba – Palace Appart Hotel Bordj El-Kiffan – El Aurassi Hotel – Hotel Suisse Alger – El-Djazair – Mercure Algaer Aeroprt – Safir Mazafran – Dar Diaf Bouchaoui – Oasis – Dar Diaf Alger – Hotel d’Hydra – Grannd Adghir – Emir – Abbasside Palace – Car Hire Hertz Car Hire –