Algiers - Essential Information
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Whether visiting Algeria for tourism or business, you will most likely need a visa (with the exception of nationals of Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Democratic Republic Sahraoui, Seychelles, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia and Yemen). Although it is normally quite easy to obtain a visa, it is recommended to start your application in advance, in order to avoid possible issues. In order to get a visa, you will be asked to provide some documentation such as your flight itinerary (dates, flight numbers), the places you plan to visit (not always, but especially if you visit the south of Algeria), as well as the hotel confirmation. A valid passport (at least 6 months following your stay in Algeria) is also required to enter the country. For any other information, we recommend you contact the Algerian Embassy/Consulate in your country.
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Best Time to Visit

The balmy climate and the proximity to France, Spain, Morocco and other North African countries make Algiers an ideal travel destination throughout the whole year. In fact, thanks to its position by the sea, the climate is typically Mediterranean: summers can be very hot (although not quite as hot as in the southern part of Algeria, the desert regions), with temperatures borderline unbearable. Spring is probably the best season to travel to the city (especially in April and May), with the weather perfect for visiting the ancient sights, but, if you also plan to travel to the southern part and go on a desert safari, October and November can still be good choices.
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Pharmacies can be found throughout the city, just look out for the green logo. Opening hours differ depending on location but most chemist's have a night service. Here you find some addresses in the city centre: Pharmacie Belguidoum +213 21 63 87 72 91 Boulevard Colonel Krim Belkacem, Algiers Pharmacie Mimouna +213 21 64 69 90 115 Rue Didouche Mourad, Algiers Pharmacie Benaboura Samir +213 21 74 66 55 19 Rue Abane Ramdane, Algiers Pharmacy Belle Fontaine +213 23 30 03 79 Rue Ouahrani Abdelkader, Algiers Pharmacie Henni +213 23 51 41 87 98 Rue Mohamed Belouizdad, Algiers Pharmacie Sidi-Boumedienne +213 21 74 91 73 1 Rue Larbi Ben M'hidi, Algiers
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