Algeria covid-19 (coronavirus) dashboard
Last updated: 25May 2021 @ 09:00am
Following the announcement by President Abdelmadjid Tebboune that only the Ministry of Health may publish statistics on the number of cases of covid-19 in Algeria, we invite you to visit the Ministry’s dedicated website to view the latest figures.
Timeline of major events
- 20 May 2021 : Authorities announce the extension of curfew for an additional month
- 16 May 2021 : Authorities announce that borders will partially re-open from 1st June 2021. Five international flights will be permitted each day.
- 29 April 2021 : Authorities announce the extension of lockdown measures
- 22 April 2021 : Authorities announce the extension and softening of lockdown measures
- 15 April 2021 : Authorities announce the extension of lockdown measures
- 30 March 2021 : Authorities announce the extension and softening of some lockdown measures
- 14 February 2021 : Authorities announce the extension and softening of some lockdown measures
- 02 January 2021 : Authorities announce the extension of lockdown measures and the lifting of ban on transport between wilayas
- 30 November 2020 : Authorities announce the extension of lockdown measures and the lifting of the ban on domestic flights from 6th December onward
- 08 November 2020 : Authorities announce a tightening of the curfew
- 1 September 2020 : Crèches and libraries authorised to reopen
- 15 August 2020 : Mosques, beaches, parks and restaurants reopen
- 03 August 2020 : The government softens curfew measures and lifts a travel ban on 29 wilayas
- 09 July 2020 : Authorities introduce additional restrictions on movements between and within wilayas
- 07 July 2020 : Authorities introduce first regional lockdown measures
- 14 June 2020: Lockdown and curfew loosened for some wilayas. Some additional commercial activities, services and public transport re-authorised
- 07 June 2020: Some commercial activities and services re-authorised
- 11 May 2020: The Minister of Health states that lockdown measures will be ended once ‘the number of new cases has been reduced to less worrying levels and the number of deaths is close to zero’.
- 23 March 2020: Authorities announce additional containment measures following a meeting of the High Security Council
- 22 March 2020: The Minister of Health announces that Algeria has now entered phase 3 of the epidemic
- 19 March 2020: Authorities announce additional containment measures following a high-level meeting focussing on the covid-19 crisis
- 17 March 2020: President Tebboune addresses the nation and summarises the steps taken by the government to combat the spread of covid-19. President Tebboune announces a number of significant new measures in addition to maintaining some exisiting measures and extending others.
- 13 March 2020: The first case of covid-19 is confirmed in the capital city Algiers and in other areas of the country
- 12 March 2020: The first death of a patient diagnosed with covid-19 is confirmed in the wilaya of Blida
- 03 March 2020: Additional cases begin to emerge in Blida after those who came into contact with the confirmed case are traced
- 01 March 2020: An Algerian residing in France is diagnosed with covid-19 while visiting family in the wilaya of Blida, northern Algeria
- 25 February 2020: The first case of covid-19 is diagnosed in Algeria. The case involves an Italian national working at the Menzel Ledjmet-Est (MLE) gas field in Ouargla, southern Algeria. The patient is repatriated to Italy and living quarters at the gas field are placed on lock-down. No additional related cases are reported
- 03 February 2020: Algerian authorities repatriate 31 Algerians along with 17 Tunisians, Libyans and Mauritanians from Wuhan (China). The evacuees are placed in quarantine and are ultimately released after testing negative for the virus
Transport & travel
Air, sea and land transportation
- All international passenger flights are suspended from 17th March 2020 until 1st June 2021.
- Algeria’s land borders are closed from 17th March 2020 until further notice
- All ferry services are suspended from 17th March 2020 until further notice. Cargo shipping will continue
International flights & entry requirements
- From 1st June, Air Algérie will provide three flights per week to and from France, including:
– Paris: Two flights per week
– Marseille: One flight per week
- From 1st June, Air Algérie will provide one flight per week to and from each of the following countries:
– Turkey (Istanbul)
– Spain (Barcelona)
– Tunisia (Tunis)
- Only the airports of Algiers, Oran and Constantine are currently authorised to handle international flights.
Boarding conditions for travelling to Algeria
- Present a negative PCR test completed less than 36 hours before the date of travel.
- Present a valid ticket and completed health form.
- Pay in advance the fees relating to the compulsory hotel quarantine that each passenger must undergo upon arrival in Algeria, as well as the costs of covid-19 testing. Costs are to be covered by the passengers themselves.
Procedures upon arrival in Algeria
- Present a negative PCR carried out less than 36 hours before.
- Undergo compulsory quarantine for five days at one of the allocated hotels with ongoing medical supervision. Costs are to be covered by the passengers themselves.
- Complete a negative covid-19 test at the end of the quarantine period.
- If the covid-19 test comes back positive, the quarantine period is extended for an additional five days.
- A list of approve quarantine hotels will be published jointly by the Ministries of the Interior, Tourism and Health.
Procedures for leaving Algeria
- Passengers are subject only to the requirements imposed by authorities in the country to which they are travelling.
Lockdown & curfew
In the wilayas of Algiers, Adrar, Batna, Bejaia, Blida, Boumerdes, Constantine, El Oued, Jijel, Laghouat, M’Sila, Ouargla, Oran, Sétif, Sidi Bel Abbes, Tébessa, Tipaza, Tizi Ouzou and Touggourt:
- A curfew from 12am to 4am
Closures and cancellations:
- All reception halls, family parties and other events are closed until further notice
- A mandatory ‘safe distance’ of at least one metre between any two people must be respected in any establishment open to the public
- All marches and gatherings are prohibited throughout Algeria from 17th March 2020 until further notice
- All reception and wedding venues 15th March until further notice
Other emergency measures
- It is compulsory to wear a face mask in all closed or open public spaces such as public administrations, markets, souks, cemeteries, shops, car parks (parking lots) and shared or private vehicles. Failure to wear a face mask will be penalised.
Tax and financial measures
- Flexible payment plans: Companies facing financial difficulties may request a payment plan to pay off their taxes. Similarly, those already on a tax payment plan may request additional flexibility in the event of cash flow difficulties.
- Suspension of retained earnings tax: The tax on retained earnings, which was introduced in the 2020 Budget Bill and was due to apply from fiscal years 2016 onwards, has been suspended.
- The Bank of Algeria has announced that banks and financial institutions can now postpone repayments of loan instalments or reschedule the debts of customers who have been impacted by the economic challenges resulting from covid-19. They may also grant additional loans to customers even if their existing loans have been deferred or rescheduled.
- Contract deadlines and penalties for late completion of projects have been suspended for all public-sector contracts with local authorities, public bodies and state authorities to protect companies who are currently unable to complete work or services by the original deadline.
- 3030 : Dedicated government covid-19 phone line
- Covid-19 vaccination registration website for the general public
- The Algerian Ministry of Health‘s official covid-19 website [French & Arabic]
- The World Health Organisation covid-19 information page
- Read Itri Insight‘s statement on covid-19 in Algérie #UnitedByOurEfforts
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