Algeria Insurance

Looking for a vacation in Algeria? Are you planning an expatriation to Algeria? Whatever your reason for going there, make sure you take out travel or expatriate health insurance for you and your family. In this way, you can avoid potential financial, health and legal complications in the event of an unexpected accident. We advise you to choose policies that cover repatriation, hospitalization, civil liability and other emergency medical expenses.

  • Political system : Republic
  • Capital : Algiers
  • Surface area : 2 381 741 Km²
  • Population : 42.2 million
  • Languages spoken : Arabic, French
  • Currency : Algerian Dinar


Visas Algeria

If you are a French national, you need an entry visa for Algeria, including for short stays. You must be able to show proof of a return or onward ticket (with visas or residence permits for the country of return or onward travel if necessary).

Algerian Embassy in Paris
50, rue de Lisbonne – 75008 Paris

French Embassy in Algiers
25 chemin Abdelkader Gaddouche
16035 Hydra Algiers
Tel: [213] 21 98 17 17
Fax: [213] 21 98 17 09

Vaccines and safety in Algeria

Vaccines and local diseases

No vaccinations are required to visit Algeria. However, make sure you’re up to date with your usual vaccinations. In particular, be sure to get your booster shots against :

  • diphtheria-tetanus-polio (DTP)
  • rubella-mumps-measles (MMR) for children

There have been a few isolated cases of cholera, rabies and typhoid fever in Algeria. To prevent risks, pay attention to the quality and proper cooking of the food you eat, and keep away from stray animals.

Security in Algeria

The country is under heightened vigilance, with many areas strongly advised against due to the risk of terrorism. Generally speaking, it’s best to avoid the outlying areas and go out with only the bare minimum. Avoid public gatherings and demonstrations. And if you’re planning to go for a swim, find out beforehand what bathing attire is allowed and how often the beach in question is frequented.
For further information, please consult the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs website (details of areas to avoid, advice on seismic risks, etc.).

Health and repatriation insurance in Algeria

Why take out international health insurance when traveling or living in Algeria? Quite simply because healthcare costs can quickly reach very high levels abroad. Of course, if you work in Algeria or are a beneficiary of a person in this situation, you will be compulsorily affiliated to the social security system. However, reimbursement ceilings do not allow you to be covered at 100%. What’s more, public schools are quite overcrowded, which encourages people to attend private schools, which are often of better quality but also more expensive. Expatriate insurance for €1 or in addition to CFE would be very useful. If you’re on vacation, and of course you’re not eligible for Algeria’s Social Security system, travel insurance is a must. An interesting and reassuring fact: Algeria’s healthcare system is ranked fourth in Africa behind Nigeria, Tunisia and South Africa by Bloomberg healthiest country index in 2019.

Repatriation cover is also an essential criterion. In the event of a serious accident, medical repatriation to the nearest medical center or to the country of residence may be necessary. Depending on where you are at the time of the accident, and the medical prognosis, it may be necessary to charter a helicopter or medical aircraft.

Mondassur can help you choose an international health insurance policy by helping you compare the different offers on the market. Depending on your profile, we can offer you different types of travel insurance, international student insurance and expatriate insurance. Feel free to request a quote online, or contact us for more information.

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