Visiting Algeria is the trip of a lifetime, and with a little forward planning you can ensure you have a fantastic holiday. A one-month visa for Algeria costs around $40 to $50, and is payable on application for a visa. If you are a National of Israel, Taiwan or Malawi you may be denied a visa. In these cases, it’s advisable to apply for a visa in advance, before booking or planning your holiday. To apply, you’ll need three passport sized photographs, a letter from an employer stating the dates you are going on holiday, and an ‘invitation’ to Algeria. These are available from travel agencies. If you wish to apply while on your trip, this is also possible. From Niger, one-month visas cost $40, and are usually processed on the day of application. You will require three passport photographs, and to complete three application forms. You can also apply from Mali, which costs $36 and requires two photographs.
Algeria’s currency is called Dinars. One US dollar is equivalent to 74 dinars, or 7400 centimes. Large establishments may be able to accept credit cards, and tourist businesses may accept US dollars, but most companies will only accept dinars. The dinar is quite a weak currency, meaning you can enjoy the best of Algeria without the price tag you’d expect! If you are looking to spend a few months enjoying Algeria and the nearby areas, you may find it helpful to consult debt consolidation services, to reduce your debts and outgoings into one payment. This is much easier to manage while abroad, especially as Algeria has limited internet connectivity.
Once you’ve sorted your finances and your visa, all you’ve got to do is book a hotel and plan what you’d love to do. With everything from hostels to five star hotels, offering amazing mountain, desert, or sea views, there is definitely something for everyone!