Algeria Travel Health Notices Recommanded by CDC
Travel Health Notices Algeria: Be aware of current health issues in Algeria. Learn how to protect yourself. .
Vaccines and Medicines
Check the vaccines and medicines list and visit your doctor at least a month before your trip to get vaccines or medicines you may need.
All travelers to Algeria: You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel.
Infants 6 to 11 months old traveling internationally should get 1 dose of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine before travel. This dose does not count as part of the routine childhood vaccination series.
Make sure you are up-to-date on all routine vaccines before every trip. Some of these vaccines include
- Chickenpox (Varicella)
- Flu (influenza)
- Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)
Technically, you don’t need an international driving permit. If you get stopped by a police officer, you probably won’t be asked for it. Or you might be! Really, it depends on the police officer and his/her mood. Though most likely he/she will simply ask for your driving license and car documents, I encourage you to get an international driving permit.
Most travelers to Algeria
Get travel vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these diseases in the country you are visiting.
- Recommended for unvaccinated travelers one year old or older going to Algeria.
- Infants 6 to 11 months old should also be vaccinated against Hepatitis A. The dose does not count toward the routine 2-dose series.
- Travelers allergic to a vaccine component or who are younger than 6 months should receive a single dose of immune globulin, which provides effective protection for up to 2 months depending on dosage given.
- Unvaccinated travelers who are over 40 years old, immunocompromised, or have chronic medical conditions planning to depart to a risk area in less than 2 weeks should get the initial dose of vaccine and at the same appointment receive immune globulin.
- Recommended for most travelers, especially those staying with friends or relatives or visiting smaller cities or rural areas.
Some travelers to Algeria
Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.
- There is no longer active cholera transmission, and vaccine is not recommended.
- Recommended for unvaccinated travelers of all ages to Algeria.
Rabid dogs are commonly found in Algeria. If you are bitten or scratched by a dog or other mammal while in Algeria, there may be limited or no rabies treatment available.
Consider rabies vaccination before your trip if your activities mean you will be around dogs or wildlife.
Travelers more likely to encounter rabid animals include
- Campers, adventure travelers, or cave explorers (spelunkers)
- Veterinarians, animal handlers, field biologists, or laboratory workers handling animal specimens
- Visitors to rural areas Since children are more likely to be bitten or scratched by a dog or other animals, consider rabies vaccination for children traveling to Algeria.
Required if traveling from a country with risk of YF virus transmission and ≥9 months of age, including transit >12 hours in an airport located in a country with risk of YF virus transmission.1Note:For those travelling from USA, Yellow fever vaccine availability in the United States is currently limited. If you need to be vaccinated before your trip, you may need to travel some distance and schedule your appointment well in advance. Find the clinic nearest you.