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Travel advice for Algeria


Reconsider your need to travel to Algeria at this time because of the very high threat of terrorist attack. If you do decide to travel to Algeria, you should exercise extreme caution.

Regular information indicates that terrorists are planning attacks against a range of targets, including places frequented by foreigners and Western and Jewish interests, as well as premises and symbols associated with the Algerian Government. Terrorists have in the past mounted attacks on significant dates and anniversaries but attacks could occur anywhere and at any time.

In recent years there have been a number of bomb attacks and terrorist incidents in Algeria which have killed and injured a large number of people.

There is an ongoing high threat of kidnapping against Westerners in the north and west regions of Africa, including Algeria. Australians in Algeria should ensure they have appropriate personal security protection measures in place and avoid unnecessary travel in remote areas.

Reconsider your need to travel by road to the districts of Boumerdes, Tizi Ouzou, Bejaia, Blida, Medea and Ain Defla due to security concerns. Exercise extreme vigilance in the Kabylie region.

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