Travel Security in Algeria

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Health Precautions

Obligatory Vaccination and Other Recommendations
A certificate of vaccination against yellow fever is required for travelers over 1 year of age coming from contaminated areas. There is a limited risk of malaria. A small outbreak (of P.vivax) has been reported at Ihrir (dep. of Illizi) but the place is isolated and difficult to get to.

Health risks are low, except for illnesses linked to a lack of hygiene ( typhoid, hepatitis A, diarrhea...). The traveler really should be vaccinated against typhoid and hepatitis A and B. In any case be very careful about what you eat or drink. Avoid drinking tap water or non industrial drinks. Wash fruits very well (or, even better, peel them) and eat cooked meat dishes (couscous, tajines, spit roast lamb).
For Further Information
The information pages on the World Health Organization website.

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Safety Conditions

Crime and petty crime are on the rise; do not carry valuables in full view. Outside the city centers, keep with someone who knows the place and do not go out alone at night.
Terrorist Risk
There is less terrorism in Algeria now, even if there are still some unsafe areas in the center and east of the country.
Risk of Natural Disaster
Algeria is an earthquake area. For a history of earthquakes in Algeria, go to the CRAAG (Astronomical, Astrophysical and Geophysical Research Center) website or the National Center of Applied Research in Earthquake resistant Engineering (in French) website.
Traveling Women Conditions
No restrictions. Nevertheless, avoid extravagant outfits, especially outside city centers.
For Further Information
The "Travel warnings" of the US State Department
The "Travel reports" of the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The recommendations of the US State Department

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