Algeria is located in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast and in between Morocco and Tunisia. The country also borders Mauritania, Mali, Niger and Libya. Algeria belongs to the Maghreb Union. The months of April, May, September, and October are considered the best time to travel to Algeria. In spring and autumn you avoid the extremely high temperatures that characterise the Algerian summer, as well as the sandstorms that afflict the country between January and April. The vast country is divided into two parts: the north, which includes lowlands, the Mediterranean coast, the Atlas Mountains and salt flats, and the south, which is dominated by the Sahara desert. Please note that for some southern regions there is an advice against traveling. Regardless of your travel plans for Algeria, please take into account the risk of infectious diseases that may occur. We are happy to tell what vaccinations you require and provide advice on additional measures you can take to minimise health risk during your stay. Click here to make an appointment with one of our nurses.
Algeria vaccinations: the most common risks
You may encounter diseases in Algeria against which you are normally not immune. The right vaccinations can protect you against these diseases. Check out the main health risks in this country below, so you know immediately which specific vaccinations Algeria requires. Also read our tips for travelling. This way you can best protect yourself against health risks from water, food, sun and insects.
In this country Yellow Fever is not prevalent. However, when you’re traveling FROM a Yellow fever area vaccination can be COMPULSORY. Please contact KLM Health Services to discuss or vaccination applies to you.
Vaccination against hepatitis B depends on your personal situation. Please contact KLM Health Services for a personal advice.
There is an increased risk of measles in this country. A MMR (Mumps Measles Rubella) vaccination is recommended for anyone who has not been vaccinated against measles or has experienced the disease.
In the Netherlands, most children now receive a vaccination against BMR. We therefore recommend a vaccination for some travellers. This advice depends on age, past vaccinations and diseases experienced.
Vaccination depends on your personal situation. In this country mammals could be infected with Rabies. Avoid contact with mammals. Please contact KLM Health Services for good and personal advice.
In this country Schistosomiasis is prevalent. Please contact KLM Health Services for personal advice.