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.