For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Algeria for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.
Algerian nationals returning on repatriation flights from abroad, foreign nationals with diplomatic visas and employees of foreign companies operating in Algeria are allowed to enter the country.
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 36 hours before departing to Algeria.
Passengers must have a printed negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result issued at most 36 hours before arrival. The test result must be in Arabic, English or French.
This does not apply to passengers younger than 12 years.
Passengers are also subject to a COVID-19 antigen test upon arrival.
Visitors from South Africa will need to quarantine for 10 days upon entering Algeria.
Quarantine may be required. Travelers will be tested upon arrival. If test result is positive, you will need to undertake a 10-day quarantine at your own expense. If you test negative, you may continue with your journey.
Travellers returning from Algeria must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.
traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.
Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.
Visitors returning from Algeria are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.
Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.
Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.
Vaccinated visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Algeria. Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Algeria.
Vaccinated visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Algeria.
Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Algeria.
Travelers coming from South Africa will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 36 hours before departure.
Travellers from South Africa are required to isolate for 10 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.
Mask usage in Algeria is required in public spaces and public transportation.
Restaurants in Algeria are open with restrictions. Bars in Algeria are open with restrictions.
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