Algeria Visa Policy

Browse the Algerian visa policy to discover the visa requirements for Algeria for your nationality.

Visa Policy for Algeria

The visa policy of Algeria determines who may enter the country without a visa and which foreign citizens need a visa for Algeria.

At present, travelers from only a select few countries do not need a visa for Algeria. Passport holders from 7 other North and East African nations are able to gain visa-free access to Algeria for stays up to 90 days for either business or tourism purposes.

Additionally, there is currently an Algeria visa ban in place against citizens of Israel, as Israelis are not permitted to enter the country, including for the purpose of transiting to an onward destination.

All other foreign citizens are currently required to obtain a consulate or embassy visa for Algeria from an Algerian diplomatic government office in person well in advance of their intended travel dates.

An embassy visa for Algeria is currently required regardless of whether the applicant needs a tourist visa, business visa, transit visa, work visa, student visa, or other visa option. The stay permitted and validity of an Algeria visa from an embassy, as well as whether it is issued as a single entry or multiple entry document, depends on the purpose of the stay.

Nevertheless, the Algerian government has announced that it will soon introduce an eVisa for Algeria in order to facilitate tourism and business travel for citizens from a range of countries across the globe. This expedited electronic visa application will remove the long processing times currently needed to obtain an embassy visa.

It should be noted that all individuals traveling to Algeria, whether they need a visa or not, must have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the intended date of entry to the country.

Find further information about the different types of visas for Algeria below.

Tourist Visa Policy for Algeria

The Algerian immigration policy regarding tourism identifies 235 nationalities from around the world who require a tourist visa to enter the country no matter the duration of the intended stay.

At present, all of these foreign citizens must obtain an Algerian tourist visa from the nearest diplomatic government office of Algeria by first making an embassy appointment and then attending a consular interview with a completed visa application form and a variety of supporting documents.

It is usually necessary to make the appointment far in advance of the intended date of arrival, as it may take several weeks for a tourist visa for Algeria from an embassy to be correctly processed and approved.

Nevertheless, an electronic tourist visa program is currently being implemented by the Algerian government and will be introduced in the near future. This simple online application process will allow foreigners to obtain an approved tourist eVisa without having to visit an embassy in person or even leave their home.

More information about these visa options for Algeria can be found below.

EVISA

The Algerian government announced its intention to introduce an online visa for Algeria in February 2020, and the electronic application process is currently being developed for implementation in the near future.

The electronic visa program for Algeria is being introduced to speed up the application protocol for foreign travelers who wish to travel to the country for short stays for tourism or business activities. The exact period of stay permitted with an Algeria eVisa is yet to be announced but will be published on this site once confirmed by the government.

Once the eVisa has been launched, applicants will be able to complete the simple online visa application in a matter of minutes by providing basic personal information and passport data. It will be possible to submit any necessary supporting documents simply by uploading them online.

Before submitting the online form, it is expected that applicants will need to pay a small processing fee for the eVisa and provide a current email address to which the approved electronic visa for Algeria will be sent.

Applicants will then be able to print a copy of the eVisa for Algeria to present alongside their passport upon arrival at Algerian border checkpoints.

Below you can find a complete list of all of the nationalities eligible for an Algerian eVisa.

Embassy or Consular Visa Required

Algerian rules and regulations surrounding immigration requirements currently identify 235 nationalities that must have an approved consular or embassy visa for Algeria to visit the country no matter the travel purpose or period of expected stay.

The period of stay permitted with a visa for Algeria from an embassy, the duration of its validity, and whether it allows a single entry or multiple entries, differs depending on the type of Algerian visa the visitor requires.

To apply for a visa for Algeria from an embassy, it is necessary to make a consular appointment at the closest Algerian diplomatic government office to the traveler. It is also necessary to complete an embassy visa application, indicating whether the individual needs a tourism visa, work visa, transit visa, student visa, resident visa, or another visa type.

This will need to be presented at the embassy interview along with varying supporting documents depending on the visa option selected. A compulsory consular visa fee will also need to be paid before processing of the request can begin.

Check the list below to discover if you need an embassy visa for Algeria for your nationality.

Embassy or Consular Visa Required: Country list

  • Afghanistan
  • Aland Islands
  • Albania
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bonaire
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos Islands
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • North Korea
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Territory
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Sint Maarten
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • South Korea
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Visa Not Required

Algerian visa laws currently identify up to 10 nationalities who do not need a visa for Algeria to enjoy short visa-free stays for tourism and business in the North African country.

The visa-exempt countries for Algeria mostly consist of other countries in the North and West of Africa, such as Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia, as well as refugees and stateless persons resident in these territories.

Holders of diplomatic or service passports from a number of European, South and Central American, Middle Eastern, and Southeast Asian nations can also visit Algeria without a visa.

To enjoy a visa-free stay in Alergia for up to 90 days, citizens of these countries are simply required to present a passport with a minimum validity of 6 months from the date of arrival to Algerian immigration authorities at border control.

However, in order to visit Algeria for longer stays or for purposes such as to undertake employment or enroll in a study program, these same nationalities will be required to apply for an Algerian embassy visa well in advance of their intended arrival date in the country.

Discover a complete list of the visa not required countries for Algeria below.

Visa Not Required: Country list

  • Libya
  • Malaysia
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Morocco
  • Seychelles
  • Tunisia

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