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Algeria is a country in [[Northern Africa]]. Hitchhiking in Algeria is common and legal especially outside of the big cities.
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Algeria is a country in [[Northern Africa]]. Hitchhiking in Algeria is common and legal especially outside of the big cities. The Algerian-Moroccan border is closed, as well as the Algerian-Nigerian border, and the Algerian-Tunisian border south of Taleb-Larbi (note the Taleb-Larbi border can only be used to exit Algeria, not enter), meaning the only way in and out is via boat, via plane, or the northern half of Tunisia.
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== Visa Procedure ==
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Most nationalities will need a visa to get into Algeria. The procedure can be somewhat daunting. You will most likely need:
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* Proof of transportation in/out
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* Hotel reservation
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* Travel insurance
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However, there is some leeway. The proof of transportation in can be your boat/plane ticket (They even let me use a plane ticket into Paris as I said I was going to book the boat later on), and then you can just explain you will leave via Tunisia. The Hotel you can buy (I used expedia) and then when you have your visa you can cancel it all for 100% refund. The travel insurance is probably worth it, as it is only around 2 or 3$ each day, but if you want you could theoretically also cancel that as well. Even if you only have proof you have a hotel for a few nights, the minimum visa length they will issue is 30-days, starting from the first day of your hotel reservation, so you can reserve just a few nights and still travel the country for a month.
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''I hitched Algeria September 2014 for a week from Oran to the Tunisian border near El Oued, and it was by far the easist hitching I have ever done. It even beat out other hitchhiking heavyweights like Morocco, Japan, and New Zealand. Wait times were usually a minute or two. I think the longest I waited was 10 minutes. People were incredibly generous and often gave me food, money, or even a place to stay. Even getting out of big cities like Algiers I had no trouble. I just took the metro east as far east as I could go and then just found a spot with some shoulder and the 2nd car that passed picked me up! Probably one of the most fun weeks of my hitchhiking life.''
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-[[User:PhysicsHipster|Physicshipster]]
  
 
== Cities ==
 
== Cities ==

Revision as of 14:21, 27 September 2014

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Flag of Algeria Algeria
Information
Language: Arabic
Capital: Algiers
Population: 33,769,669
Currency: Algerian dinar (DZD)
Paved roads: 71,656 km
Hitchability: <rating country='dz' />
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Algeria is a country in Northern Africa. Hitchhiking in Algeria is common and legal especially outside of the big cities. The Algerian-Moroccan border is closed, as well as the Algerian-Nigerian border, and the Algerian-Tunisian border south of Taleb-Larbi (note the Taleb-Larbi border can only be used to exit Algeria, not enter), meaning the only way in and out is via boat, via plane, or the northern half of Tunisia.

Visa Procedure

Most nationalities will need a visa to get into Algeria. The procedure can be somewhat daunting. You will most likely need:

  • Proof of transportation in/out
  • Hotel reservation
  • Travel insurance

However, there is some leeway. The proof of transportation in can be your boat/plane ticket (They even let me use a plane ticket into Paris as I said I was going to book the boat later on), and then you can just explain you will leave via Tunisia. The Hotel you can buy (I used expedia) and then when you have your visa you can cancel it all for 100% refund. The travel insurance is probably worth it, as it is only around 2 or 3$ each day, but if you want you could theoretically also cancel that as well. Even if you only have proof you have a hotel for a few nights, the minimum visa length they will issue is 30-days, starting from the first day of your hotel reservation, so you can reserve just a few nights and still travel the country for a month.

I hitched Algeria September 2014 for a week from Oran to the Tunisian border near El Oued, and it was by far the easist hitching I have ever done. It even beat out other hitchhiking heavyweights like Morocco, Japan, and New Zealand. Wait times were usually a minute or two. I think the longest I waited was 10 minutes. People were incredibly generous and often gave me food, money, or even a place to stay. Even getting out of big cities like Algiers I had no trouble. I just took the metro east as far east as I could go and then just found a spot with some shoulder and the 2nd car that passed picked me up! Probably one of the most fun weeks of my hitchhiking life. -Physicshipster

Cities

Borders

The border to Morocco is closed. visa:Algeria