Algeria vaccinations: which ones do you need?

Have you booked a flight to Algeria? Please read our travel advice. This page provides you with information on places of interest, the climate and possible health risks. It is important to know that vaccinations are recommended for Algeria. In most cases these are not mandatory, except when you enter the country from a country where yellow fever is prevalent. Which specific vaccinations you require, is dependent on the duration of your stay in Africa’s largest country.

Algeria is located in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast and in between Morocco and Tunisia. The country also borders Mauritania, Mali, Niger and Libya. Algeria belongs to the Maghreb Union. The months of April, May, September, and October are considered the best time to travel to Algeria. In spring and autumn you avoid the extremely high temperatures that characterise the Algerian summer, as well as the sand storms that afflict the country between January and April. The vast country is divided into two parts: the north, which includes lowlands, the Mediterranean coast, the Atlas Mountains and salt flats, and the south, which is dominated by the Sahara desert. Please note that for some southern regions there is an advice against traveling. Nevertheless, there is plenty to do in Algeria: visit the bustling, French-style capital Algiers, the beautiful beaches and national parks on the north coast, or trek through the infinite Sahara, where you will also find ancient towns and oases. Regardless of your travel plans for Algeria, please take into account the risk of (tropical) diseases and mosquito bites. Malaria occurs in (parts of) Algeria. Our KLM Health Services health experts are happy to tell what vaccinations you require and provide advice on additional measures you can take to minimise health risk during your stay. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.

Algeria vaccinations: the most common risks

In Algeria, various (tropical) diseases occur to which you are likely not resistant. The right vaccines can protect you against these. Please view our list of the most common health risks and diseases in Algeria and instantly know which specific vaccinations you require.

DTP

Vaccination against DTP is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis A

Vaccination against hepatitis A is recommended for all travelers to this country.

Hepatitis B

Vaccination against hepatitis B depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.

Malaria

In this country there is a risk of getting malaria. Protection against mosquito bites is necessary during day- and nighttime. Sometimes malaria tablets are recommended, please contact KLM Health Services.

MMR

Mumps, Measles and Rubella (MMR) vaccination (BMR vaccination in Dutch) is recommended for travelers to this country who are not protected against measles yet. This includes children from 6 months and up who have not yet received their childhood MMR immunization.

Rabies

Vaccination depends on your personal situation. In this country mammals could be infected with Rabies. Avoid contact with mammals. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.

Schistosomiasis

In this country Schistosomiasis is prevalent. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.

Tuberculosis

Vaccination against tuberculosis depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.

Yellow Fever - compulsory from Yellow Fever area

In this country Yellow Fever is prevalent. There is a potential risk for travellers. Vaccination is recommended. Vaccination is possibly COMPULSORY when traveling from a Yellow Fever area. Please contact KLM Health Services to discuss or vaccination applies to you.

Yellow Fever - possibly recommended

In this country Yellow Fever is not prevalent. However, when you’re traveling FROM a Yellow fever area vaccination can be COMPULSORY. Please contact KLM Health Services to discuss or vaccination applies to you.

A healthy trip to Algeria: prepare for your trip with our tips

Make your trip to Algeria as pleasant as possible and avoid unexpected surprises. Below you will find helpful tips and tricks to prepare yourself for your journey.

Our KLM Health Services’ Doctor Connect service allows your to contact a KLM Health Services expert 24/7, either by telephone, text message or WhatsApp. Not only in case of emergency but also if you have doubts. Subscribe to Doctor Connect.

Seemingly innocent things such as food, water and bright sunlight can pose a risk to your health during your travels. Want to know what measures you can take to reduce these health risks? Please read our travel tips.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs travel advice helps you prepare for safety risks during your stay abroad. The travel advice, for example, tells you which regions are safe and to which regions you should not travel. Sometimes there are security risks. If this is the case, please be alert or, preferably only travel to the country concerned if genuinely necessary. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up a central telephone number for travellers, which can be reached 24/7. Please call: +31 247 247 247.

Schedule a vaccination for Algeria? Make an appointment!

Please make an appointment online for your Algeria vaccinations. An overview of our branches can be found here. Do you have any other questions about immunisations for Algeria? Please feel free to contact us via 0900 109 109 6 or send an email to travelclinic@klm.com. You can also visit our frequently asked questions page.

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