In order to ensure you get the most out of your trip to Algeria, you will want to make sure you are adequately prepared with the right gear to explore Africa’s largest country. From the ancient ruins of the Roman Empire, to the punishing Saharan desert and the fertile port cities of Algiers and Oran, to name a few of the amazing destinations this country has on offer, here are the absolute essentials you will want to make sure you pack to get the most out of your experience in the country.
Clothing and Gear
Depending on what time of the year you are visiting Algeria will necessitate which type of clothing you should pack for your trip. For daytime activities around the country, we suggest a versatile selection of casual, comfortable, and easy-to-layer clothes. The weather can change quickly in Algeria and vary across the country from the Sahara desert to snowcapped mountain peaks.
Beyond packing your standard set of travel clothes, here are a few must-have accessories and additional clothing items for your trip to Algeria:
- Sunglasses, Sunscreen and a sunhat
- Fleece or a pullover – Mornings and evenings in Algeria can be chilly, particularly if you are at an altitude.
- Wet wipes/hand sanitizer – Rural bathroom facilities in Algeria typically lack western hygienic standards.
- Camera gear and spare batteries – You may have a difficult time finding batteries and spare parts for your camera while in Algeria, so make sure to bring replacements just in case.
- Universal travel adapter
Clothing Etiquette (Churches, Mosques and Monasteries)
While travellers visiting the country do not have to stick to any sort of dress code, female travellers may be required to wear a head and shoulder covering (i.e. a scarf) at certain religious sites. T-shirts are permitted apparel at these places, but they must cover shoulders. Shorts are usually not allowed, and hats must be removed when entering religious buildings.
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