Visa and entry requirements Algeria:
Passport required
To travel to Algeria, a paid visa must be applied for at the Algerian Embassy in Berlin or at the Algerian Consulate General in Frankfurt am Main in good time before the start of the trip.
Visa costs: 60 euros

Information from the Foreign Office about your trip to Algeria:

Algeria is a country in northwest Africa with around 42 million inhabitants. The state is the largest country in Africa by area and the tenth largest state in the world. Algeria borders Mauritania, Morocco and Western Sahara to the west, Mali and Niger to the south, Libya and Tunisia to the east and the Mediterranean to the north.

Almost 99% of the population profess Islam and are of Berbian origin. Today, around 32% of these still belong to various Berber tribes, the remaining 70% are Arabs. Around 1.6 million 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 quite sparsely populated and is dominated by the Sahara Desert.

The official languages spoken in Algeria are Arabic, French and the Berber language Tamazight. The local currency is the Algerian dinar, where 1 euro is equivalent to around 140 DZD.

The country's largest cities include Algiers, Oran, Constantine, Annaba, Batna, Blida, Setif, Ech Cheliff, El Djelfa and Biskra.

Algeria is one of the richer countries in Africa, but the economy is still not very liberalized. The Algerian economy is determined by the production of oil and natural gas, which accounts for around 951T3T of export revenue. This means that the local economy is heavily dependent on this sector, but Algeria still has significant amounts of these reserves.

Another export product of the country is dates, as Algeria has around 15 million date palms. The country's mineral resources include iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, mercury and phosphate.

The capital of Algeria and the country's largest city is Algiers with around 2.3 million inhabitants in the urban area and over six million in the metropolitan region. Algiers is the economic, cultural and industrial center of the country.

The main attractions of the city include the Algiers Kasbah - the old town, the mausoleum of the Sufi saint Sidi Abdarahman, the citadel, Che Guevara Boulevard, the main post office, the Palace of Justice, the Basilica of Notre-Dame of Africa, the Djamaa el Djedid mosque , the Place de la Kasbah, the National Theater, the 90 m high Monument of the Martyrs, the Martyrs' Square, the National Museum, the Military Museum, the Ketchaoua Mosque, the Museum of Modern Art, the Antiques Museum, the Art Museum, the Sacre Coeur Cathedral , Jamma El Kebir, the Trapist Monastery, the Jardin du Hamma park. the Rabbi Bloch synagogue 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 on my trip to Africa that summer. The country sometimes seems very European and there is little chaos like in other Arab cities. The old town and the city center are really beautiful and definitely worth a visit. I felt completely safe in Algiers and was very surprised by the general appearance of the city. The main attraction that must be mentioned is the Notre-Dame Basilica, also known as the Notre-Dame of Africa. Due to its imposing architectural style and the unique, fascinating view that you can enjoy of the capital from up there, it is an absolute must for every visitor to Algiers.