Visa and entry requirements Algeria:
For travel to Algeria, a visa must be requested in good time before travel to the Algerian Embassy in Berlin or at the Algerian Consulate General in Frankfurt aM.
Visa cost: 60, - Euro
Information from the Foreign Office on her Algerian trip:
Algeria is a state in northwestern Africa with about 42 million inhabitants. The state is the largest country in Africa by area and the tenth largest state in the world. Algeria is bordered by Mauritania, Morocco and Western Sahara to the west, Mali and Niger to the south, Libya and Tunisia to the east and the Mediterranean Sea to the north.
Almost 99% of the population is Muslim and of berbish origin. Of these, about 32% still belong to different Berber tribes, the remaining 70% are Arabs. Around 1,6 millions of Algerians live in France, making them the main representatives of Islam in the European state. The majority of the population lives in the north on the Mediterranean coast and in the Atlas Mountains, while the larger southern part is sparsely populated and dominated by the Sahara Desert.
In Algeria, the official languages spoken are Arabic, French and the Berber language Tamazight. The national currency is the Algerian dinar, while 1, - Euro corresponds to 140, - DZD.
The largest cities in the country include Algiers, Oran, Constantines, Annaba, Batna, Blida, Setif, Ech Cheliff, El Djelfa and Biskra.
Algeria is one of the richer countries of Africa, but the economy is still little liberalized. Crucial to the Algerian economy are oil and gas production, which accounts for some 95% of export earnings. As a result, the domestic economy is heavily dependent on this sector, but Algeria still has substantial reserves of these reserves.
Another export product of the country are dates, since Algeria has about 15 million date palms. As mineral resources in the country iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, mercury and phosphate are mined.
The capital of Algeria and the largest city in the country is Algiers with around 2,3 million inhabitants in the urban area and over six million in the metropolitan area. Algiers is the economic, cultural and industrial center of the country.
Among the city's main attractions are the Algiers Kasbah - the old city, the mausoleum of Sufi saint Sidi Abdarahman, the citadel, the boulevard Che Guevara, the main post office, the Palace of Justice, the Notre Dame Basilica of Africa, the Djamaa el Djedid mosque , the Place de la Kasbah, the National Theater, the 90 m high Martyrs 'Monument, the Martyrs' Square, the National Museum, the Military Museum, the Ketchaoua Mosque, the Museum of Modern Art, the Antique Museum, the Art Museum, the Cathedral of the Sacre Coeur , Jamma El Kebir, the Trapisten Monastery, the park Jardin du Hamma. the synagogue Rabbi Bloch and the ruined city of Tipasa are around 50 kilometers away.
In July 2016, I visited Algeria and its capital for two days, as the first stop of my Africa trip this summer. The country is sometimes very European and there is little chaos like in other Arab cities. The old town and the city center are really nice and definitely worth a visit. I felt absolutely safe in Algiers and was very surprised by the general cityscape. The main attraction is definitely the Basilica Notre-Dame to mention, also called Notre Dame of Africa. With its imposing architectural style and the unique fascinating view that can be enjoyed from up there on the capital, an absolute must for any visitor to Algiers.