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Canada shares a commercial and bilateral relationship with Algeria. In 2017, Algeria was Canada’s largest bilateral trading partner in Africa and the 42nd in the world. Over 60 Canadian companies do business in Algeria in several industries and sectors.

Also, Algeria is the fourth largest source of immigrants to Quebec. About 1,200 Algerians were studying in Canada and about 67,000 Algerian diasporas resided in Montreal in 2016.

Canadians travel to Algerians for several purposes including trade, tourism, business and so forth. Most Canadians forget to get Algerian travel insurance coverage before they travel to the North African country. However, without the right coverage, you could be on the hook for thousands of dollars in medical expenses if an unexpected illness or accident occurs while abroad.

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Basic Information About Algeria

Some important information on Algeria Travel Insurance that we think you’ll want to know before you travel.

Name Value
Currency Algerian dinar
Most common languages spoken Arabic, Berber, and French
Capital Algiers
Continent Africa
Population Approx. 41.32 million
Plug type Plug type C and F
Driving side Right-hand side
Seasons
  • Spring – March to May
  • Summer – June to August
  • Autumn – September to November
  • Winter – December to February
Laws Local laws and customs

 

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Algeria Security Measures for travelers

The decision to travel to Algeria is yours and you are equally responsible for your personal safety abroad. But since we care about your safety and security, we provide you credible information in our Travel Advice to help you to make an informed decision as regards traveling abroad.

Risk Level

Algeria – Exercise a high degree of caution

Due to the risk of civil unrest and the threat of terrorism, exercise a high degree of caution in Algeria.

  • Avoid all travel to areas bordering Libya, Tunisia, Mali, Niger, and Mauritania
  • Avoid non-essential travels to Kabylia region and Annaba, Bechar, Biskra, El Bayadh, El Taref, Jijel, Laghouat, Skikda, and Souk Ahras wilayas (provinces).

Entry / Exit requirements

Every country decides who enters or exits its territory and the Government of Canada cannot interfere with Algeria’s decision as regards the entry or exit requirements.

The information on this page was obtained from Algerian authorities; however, it can change at any time. Moreover, you can verify the information with foreign diplomatic missions and consulates in Canada.

Passport

The type of passport you have and use for travel determines the applicable entry or exit requirements. Find out about the passport requirements from your transportation company before you leave.

  • Regular Canadian Passport – You must have a passport valid for a minimum of six months beyond the date you intend to leave Algeria.
  • Passport for official travel – Different rules may apply. Learn more about official travel here.
  • Other travel documents – The entry rules that apply may be different when traveling with an emergency travel document or a temporary passport. Find out about the applicable entry rule from the closest diplomatic mission for your destination before you travel.

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Algeria Healthcare

There are public and private healthcare centers and hospitals in Algeria. The healthcare standard in Algeria hospitals may not be up to Canada’s standard but medical treatment in the North African country could be expensive. This is why you need Algeria travel insurance before traveling out of Canada. Some hospitals in Algeria may require cash payment for their services, so you need to travel with enough money to cover potential costs.

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Algeria Travel Insurance News

Megda Belkacemi, the daughter of Khaled Belkacemi, one of the victims of the mosque attack that took place in the Quebec City, says that her family moved to Canada because her parent chose it as a place of peace and stability.

Megda, 29, was the oldest of 17 children. She recalled how her parents left Algeria due to violence in the country, in search of a better life. According to Megda, her parents moved to Canada about 30 years ago to pursue their graduate studies. She and her brother Amir were born in Canada.

Her parents chose to return to Algeria for work in 1992 but it was a time of intense terrorism, she noted. Algerian elites were targeted by the terrorists. These mainly include universities, journalists, writers and so forth. She noted that the rector of her parent’s university was assassinated the day her father had a meeting with him.

Megda added that she grew up in Sainte-Genevieve near Cap-Rouge and had a peaceful childhood but their lives turned upside down on the evening of January 29, 2017, when her father was killed in the shooting.

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Algeria Travel Insurance FAQ


Do you need a Visa for travelling to Algeria?

Canadians are required to hold a visa to visit Algeria. Canadian students who intend to study in Algeria will be issued a tourist visa.

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Can I buy multiple travel insurance policies?

If you are not satisfied with the benefits and features offered by a single travel insurance policy, you can buy multiple travel insurance policies from different providers but you are not allowed to double dip.

Does travel insurance cover doctor visits?

Algeria travel insurance policies usually cover doctor visits and other outpatient services.

Can I buy travel insurance the day I leave?

You can purchase an Algeria travel insurance policy the day you leave Canada. Some providers now offer usage-based policies that can be purchased on the go. Such policies allow you to buy coverage in bits and to manage your coverage as you want.

How long does a travel insurance claim take?

If you provide the necessary claims document to your travel insurer you should receive an outcome in 10 to 14 business days but the length of time you may wait to receive an outcome depends on the type of claim.

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