Algeria (Democratic People's Republic of)

History of Relations | Diplomatic Representation | Travel Info | Health Requirements | Climate Info| Currency Info | Trade Info | Visits and Meetings| Agreements | Interest Groups/ Organisations

History of Relations

The South African Embassy was established in Algiers in November 1997. The political relations between the South African liberation movement and Algeria dates back to the 1950s / 1960s.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Algeria

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Also accredited to Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic.

South African Embassy

Algerian Representation in South Africa

H E Mr M H Echarif
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Embassy of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria

Travel Info

Visa requirements for South Africans

For more information contact the Visa section of the Algerian Embassy in Pretoria.

Health Requirements

No health immunisation or vaccination certificates are required of travellers coming from South Africa to Algeria.

For further information go to Travelers' Health.

Climate Info

Algiers is hot and humid in summer with a temperature going up to 40 degrees C from June to September, and cold in winter from October to May with a temperature varying from 6 to 19 degrees C.

For up to date weather information click here.

Currency Info

The monetary unit is the Algerian Dinar (AD). The currency is not freely convertible.

For current exchange rates click here.

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings

No information

Bilateral Agreements

If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) at 012 351 1000.

Trade Info

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Algeria, visit the website of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition of South Africa.

Interest Groups and Information

The Presidency

Prime Ministry

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Industry and Mines

Ministry of National Planning

Tourism and Craft Industry

National Agency of Investment Development and Algeria Press Service

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