Cheap Flights to Algeria

Cheap Flights to Algeria

As the largest country in Africa, Algeria is a vast, majestic jewel on the continent's west coast. It's a fusion of thriving modernity and ancient roots. With its Roman heritage, you can still visit ancient, perfectly preserved sites. Algeria's landscape is also breathtaking. It hosts the famous Sahara Desert, alongside red mountains, scenic beaches, and turquoise coastlines. If you're planning a trip to Algeria, Skyscanner offers a monthly search option, so you can find the cheapest airfares to anywhere in the world.

What to Do in Algeria

Algeria is most famous for its archeological ruins, dating back to the Roman, Byzantine, and Phoenician periods. The most well-known sites are Timgad and Djemila, two intact Roman settlements. Of course, as you might have guessed, the Sahara is another big draw for tourists. You can even go desert-surfing in the sand dunes! Finally, if you're a foodie, Algeria has tons of delicacies to tickle your palate. Their traditional cuisine is a dynamic fusion of French, Mediterranean, Arab, and Berber influences. Want to plan your visit today? Find the perfect hotel in Algeria using Skyscanner.

Best Time to Fly to Algeria

Overall, Algeria's best time for tourists lasts from November to April. During these months, temperatures are milder, even in the Sahara, and autumn brings about the harvest season. If you want to catch springtime in the north, then it's ideal to visit from March into July. Flowers are everywhere, precipitation is low, and the weather is warm without being stifling. When August hits, don't go anywhere near the Sahara! You'll want to be hitting the beaches with all the locals, finding relief from summer's intense heat.

Airports in Algeria

All Canadian citizens must obtain a visa before they can enter Algeria. Visas aren't available at the airport, unfortunately. Houari Boumediene Airport (ALG) and Oran Es Sénia Airport (ORN) are Algeria's two main airports. Although they both host a number of domestic and international airlines, you'll likely be landing in Houari Boumediene Airport. Located in Algiers, the nation's capital, this airport offers flights into Canada, Europe, Asia, and other African countries. Some of the major airplane companies using ALG's runways, include: Air Algérie, Air Canada Rouge, Air France, British Airways, Emirates, Lufthansa, Saudia, Tassili Airlines, Transavia France, Turkish Airlines, and Vueling.

Travel Advisory

There is no travel advisory in effect for Algeria itself, but the Government of Canada does advise against visiting certain regions. They've warned Canadian travellers to stay away from Algeria's borders with Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Tunisia. The mountainous region of Kabylia has also been deemed unsafe. These areas are controlled by armed groups, who threaten assault, terrorism, and kidnapping.

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