Algeria Warnings and Dangers
Algeria is a country in North Africa which borders on the Mediterranean Sea and is largely made up of desert. it’s important to know the rules regarding photography and the police, and be prepared for driving in the desert.
Be Mindful of the Police
The police are known for having a good attitude towards tourists, but know that you are not allowed to photograph them or any government buildings. If you are uncertain about whether you are allowed to take pictures of a certain location or activity, ask a police officer before doing so. They may even help you position your camera so you don’t take a picture of something you’re not supposed to. If you’re driving along and you see a police stop or roadblock ahead, turn your interior lights on and slow down. If they need to check you out further, they will pull you aside.
Desert Driving is Tricky
If you’re not familiar with the area, it’s easy to get lost and confused in the desert. Before you go, be sure your car is working perfectly and take plenty of water with you. It might be a desert, but flash floods can occur almost instantly if there’s significant rain at higher elevations. Find a good guide who can give you a heads up about possible flooding and if you need to stay anywhere outdoors and camp overnight, be aware that scorpions are plentiful It’s best to set up your tent away from rocky areas.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about warnings or dangers in Algeria.