Algeria Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes Yes
British Yes Yes Yes
Canadian Yes Yes Yes
EU Yes Yes Yes
USA Yes Yes Yes

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This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to Algeria. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

To enter Algeria, a passport valid for at least six months is required by nationals referred to in the chart above.


Visas for Algeria are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the consulate to check visa requirements for Algeria.

Visa note

Visa applicants need to show proof of a hotel booking in Algeria or an official invitation with an itinerary from a travel agency in Algeria. It is advisable to obtain the visa in your home country rather than when in a neighbouring country.

Types and cost

Tourist/business visa: £85; transit visa: £60. These fees are for British passport holders, but costs vary according to nationality; contact the consulate (or consular section at the embassy) for details.


Single-entry tourist visa: 30 days.

Multiple-entry business visa: 30 days within a 90-day period or 90 days within a 180-day period.

Single-entry transit visa: valid for the number of days required to travel through the country.


To obtain a transit visa, you need to show a valid visa or required documentation for entry to your final destination as well as an onward ticket and sufficient funds for accommodation in Algeria.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at the embassy).

Working days

Dependent upon nationality, but allow at least 10 working days for applications made in person, and at least 15 days for postal applications.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of Algeria in the USA
Telephone: (202) 265 2800. Website:
Algerian Consulate in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7589 6885. Website: Opening times: Consular services: Tues-Sat 0900-1500. Visa section: Tues-Fri 0930-1200 (visa applications); 1600-1630 (passport collection).
Embassy of Algeria in the UK
Telephone: (0207) 299 7077. Website: Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1700.
British Embassy in Algeria
Telephone: (0)770 085 000. Website: Opening times: Sun-Thurs 0800-1530 (embassy); Sun-Tues and Thurs 0900-1130 (consular section).

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Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.