UK travellers who will be heading to Algeria will find quite a few flight options that can take them to Algeria, and many of those flights are surprisingly short. If you will be travelling out of Heathrow in London, the shortest flight is just 2h and 55m. The longest flight will be 17h and 20m. If you are instead travelling out of Manchester, you will find that the shortest flight is 5h and 30m and the longest flight will be 23h and 25m. The number of stopovers and the length of the stopovers are what adds to the overall flight time and where they are often discrepancies among flights leaving from the same city.
Fortunately, it will be possible to find a direct flight into Algeria when you are travelling out of London’s Heathrow Airport. Air Algerie offers a flight that will take travellers directly to Houari Boumedienne Airport in Algiers. In addition, there are a number of Algeria flight deals that have just a single stop. If you will be travelling out of Manchester, you will not have any flights that will take you directly to Algeria. However, you will find a number of one-stop flights. Lufthansa has a flight that has a stop in Frankfurt for 1h and 20m before heading to Algiers.
Air Algerie offers domestic flights from Algiers to cities around the country like Constantine and Oran. While taxis are available in Algeria, it is advised that travellers only choose to use licensed taxis that are recommended by reputable hotels. This is the only form of public transportation that most recommend. Car rentals are available, and road quality tends to be good. However, road travel outside of Algiers should be avoided after dark.
When you are in the capital city of Algiers, you will find an array of different types of architecture from various time periods from the Romans through French colonialism. The city has a lot to offer in terms of historical sites, such as Constantine, which is a natural citadel on the River Rhumnel. You can visit Ahmed Bey Palace, which is a popular location, as well. In the nearby Sahara, you could visit the ancient city of Ouargla. Djemila is an old Roman city located near Setif. It features temples, a forum, and an amphitheatre. Zeralda is a beach town that can be a nice place to visit for those who want to spend time on the water.
UK citizens who are going to head to Algeria will need to make sure that they have a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date they enter the country. In addition, it is essential to get a visa from the Algerian Consulate in London. It is not possible to get a visa when arriving in the country. It is important to follow the dates and duration of the visa, as staying longer than the visa duration could result in detention and even jail time in Algeria.