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Algeria Insurance

Finding appropriate Algeria insurance should be a high priority for anyone visiting this vast desert nation. With a relatively stable political climate since 2014, many western organisations are rekindling business here, but foreign nationals remain a potential target for kidnap or terror attack and general healthcare standards are poor. 

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Accident and Evacuation
Kidnapping and Ransom
Political Risk

Algeria insurance – quick facts

  • There is a heightened risk of terrorism, mainly focused on southern and eastern border regions
  • International health insurance in Algeria is essential, along with cover for emergency evacuation
  • Foreign nationals, particularly westerners, are known to be a target of kidnappers 

What's it like to operate in Algeria?

Algeria is Africa’s second largest state, and almost 80% of it is covered by the Sahara. After a long period of conflict and civil unrest lasting almost fifty years, the FCDO notes that Algeria has been considered a relatively stable place to do business since 2014. The main business opportunities revolve around oil and gas and relevant support services.

In Jan 2013 armed Islamists attacked and laid siege to the In Amenas gas plant, killing 40 workers, most of whom were foreign nationals. The FCDO still advise against travel to some areas, and the risk of kidnap, ransom and terror attack is still an issue. Numerous foreign nationals have been kidnapped and western interests are known to be a specific terrorist target. Typical western life, accident, travel, and medical insurance cover may not be valid here. 

Healthcare is of a poor standard and so Medical Evacuation insurance is recommended which will take your people to higher standard facilities if necessary. 

We can organise specialist insurance for Algeria that will remain valid, even if major civil unrest breaks out while you are there. Anti-government protests here have been relatively peaceful. All the same, you are advised to exercise caution and avoid public demonstrations and disturbances.

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Advice from the FCDO

The Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) in the UK regularly updates its advice to British travellers about immediate risks.

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