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By No owner — last modified Feb 16, 2016 02:21 PM

 Algeria - General Info

Time Zone

UTC

Summer time UTC + 1 May to October.

Yachting Essentials

Voltage: 230v

Frequency: 50Hz

Do not expect electrical points available in harbours or ports.

Money

Algerian dinar (AD) of 100 centimes.

Communications

International dialing code for Algeria is 213.

rangeRoamer provides short-term cell phone service for international travelers. Buy, Rent, or use your own cell phone.

Diplomatic Missions

For a of Foreign Embassies Algeria, see link

Foreign Embassies in Algeria

Emergencies

Emergency numbers are
17 for the police
14 for the firemen
Medical emergency services call 021-73-53-50.

Publications

Imray and Adlard Coles Pilot Books are available at a discounted price for Noonsite.com users via World Cruising Club

Mediterranean Almanac 2017/2018
By Rod and Lucinda Heikell (9th Edition)
Publisher Imray (10th edition)
ISBN - 9781846238406
See this Noonsite review. for 2016 edition

North Africa Pilot
By Graham Hutt
Publisher: Imray (4th edn 2010)
Now available from RCC Pilotage Foundation with a 2017/2018 supplement.
ISBN:
9781846232817
This 4th edition of this popular pilot has been extended to take in Libya. This country is just starting to become accessible to cruising yachts, and Graham Hutt has visited it several times in recent years.

Update History

October 2017: Publications updated.
September 2016: Formalities checked where possible. Security updated.
April 2015:Publications reviewed and updated.
July 2014: Great updates from Tom and Suzie Partridge of SY Adina.
March 2013: Formalities reviewed.

Noonsite welcomes information and updates especially regarding clearance, customs and immigration procedures from cruisers visiting this country.
Please E-mail noonsite with any new information, updates or corrections. Even just a short email confirming that the current data is accurate would be most helpful.

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burbon
burbon says:
Nov 15, 2015 11:29 PM

Most important thing: have Algerian courtesy flag onboard. Even if you are just passing by - in case of entering their harbour in emergency. They will not let you just buy it in the first port. I've just had an full blown court case two weeks ago in Tenes because of that. They will give you penalty between 200 and 1000EUR (I was lucky - only 200EUR).
Just in case - harbourmaster and his men are your best friends. Immigration - greedy and corrupted. Customs - neutral. Coastguard - mostly ok, except the one that started whole thing. Maybe it was just a bad luck we've entered the port on his shift. According to their procedures after being sentenced you have to spend there 10 days before you can pay the fine and then leave.

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