Algeria Healthcare and Money

By | May 9, 2022

Health care


Vaccination needed receipt required
yellow fever 1
cholera no
Typhoid & Polio Yes
malaria no
Eat Drink


Medical care in rural areas cannot always be compared with Europe and is occasionally problematic in terms of technology, equipment and/or hygiene. The conclusion of a worldwide valid travel health insurance and a reliable travel repatriation insurance is strongly recommended. An individual first-aid kit should be taken with you and protected according to the temperatures on the way. When staying in the desert, sunscreen and moisturizer (dryness) are essential. Check indexdotcom for more information.

Notes vaccinations

[1] A vaccination certificate against yellow fever is required for travelers who plan to enter the country within 6 days of staying in an infected area designated by the WHO and who are over one year old. Excluded are travelers who have not left the transit area in the infected areas and transit passengers in Algeria. Algeria was declared malaria-free by the WHO in 2019.

Food and drink

Most diarrhea and many other tropical and infectious diseases can be avoided entirely by eating and drinking hygienically (only boiled water, nothing warmed up). Tap water is usually chlorinated and relatively clean, but you may experience mild stomach upset, so drinking tap water is not recommended. Boiled or packaged water, which is widely available, is recommended. When buying packaged water, you should make sure that the original packaging has not been opened. Drinking water outside of the big cities should be filtered, boiled or otherwise sterilized. Well-done meat, poultry and seafood, and peeled fruits and vegetables are i. Generally harmless. Care should be taken with ice cubes and raw foods such as salads that may have been washed with chlorinated water.

Other risks

The standard vaccinations for children and adults recommended by the Robert Koch Institute (including against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), mumps, measles, rubella, pneumococci and influenza) should be refreshed before the trip if necessary. Schistosomiasis pathogens are endemic to some ponds and rivers, especially in the north in the Wadi Hamiz and in the south in the Tassili region. Swimming and wading in inland waters in these regions should therefore be avoided. Well maintained swimming pools with chlorinated water are safe. Typhus occurs nationwide. The fever is caused by clothes lice. To protect yourself, you should practice regular body and clothing hygiene. Vaccination should only be considered in rare cases. Hepatitis A and hepatitis B occur. A hepatitis A vaccination is generally recommended. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general. HIV/AIDS is a danger for everyone who takes the risk of infection: unprotected sexual contact, unclean syringes or cannulas and blood transfusions can pose a significant health risk. Leishmaniasis, transmitted by butterfly mosquitoes, occurs in isolated cases. Protection is offered by skin-covering clothes and insect repellents. rabies occurs. Carriers include stray dogs, cats, forest animals and bats. For backpackers, kids, Vaccination is recommended for occupational risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible. In any case, adequate protection from the sun is important. You should always drink enough water.



1 dinar = 100 centimes. Currency code: DA, DZD (ISO code). Banknotes are in denominations of 2000, 1000 and 500 DA; Coins in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 DA.

Credit cards

Major credit cards such as American Express, Visa, Diners Club and Mastercard are accepted in major cities. Larger hotels and restaurants accept credit card payments. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card.


Bank cards With the credit card and pin number, money can be withdrawn from ATMs. The Girocard (formerly ec card) with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol is accepted worldwide. It can be used at ATMs with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol in major cities. To be on the safe side, travelers should always have an alternative source of money such as cash. Further information from banks and credit institutes. There are very few ATMs and only in larger cities. Numerous ATMs have technical defects. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money,

Travelers cheques

Traveller’s checks are generally not accepted in Algeria.

Bank opening hours

Sun-Thu 08.00-17.00.

Foreign exchange regulations

The import of foreign currency (except gold coins) is unlimited; Declaration obligation (see also money exchange). The maximum export of foreign currency is the specified amount imported, minus the amounts exchanged (proof). Proof of origin is required for the export of foreign currency worth €7,600 or more. The national currency may not be imported or exported by non-residents of Algeria.

Currency Exchange

Upon entry, adults must exchange at least 1000 DA worth of foreign currency (half that for travelers under 18; usually included in the price of package tours). Every time money is exchanged, you will receive a receipt and the amount will be entered in the currency declaration. The receipt issued must be retained and the form and all receipts must be handed in upon departure. The currency declaration may need to be presented at the hotel to ensure that the dinars used to pay the hotel bill were lawfully obtained. If you buy tickets abroad in Algeria, you have to exchange foreign currency specifically for this purpose and present the exchange receipt and the declaration. Exchanges are limited outside airports and border posts, but may be possible at the National Bank (La Banque d’Extérieure d’Algérie) and larger hotels. Note: Currency offenses will be severely punished, warnings are given against exchanging on the black market.


Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
DZD 1 EUR = 116.68
1 CHF = 138.76
1 USD = 112.24

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