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Algeria customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Algeria to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Algeria make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Algeria customs regulations.

Import regulations in Algeria

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

One of the following:

  • 200 cigarettes;
  • 100 cigarillos;
  • 50 cigars;
  • or 250 grams of tobacco.

Bringing alcohol

  • 1 litre of spirits;
  • or 2 litres of wine.

Other Goods

  • 50mL of perfume.
  • 250mL of eau de toilette.
  • Personal goods, such as clothing, cosmetics, sports equipment, and foodstuffs.

Prohibited items

The following are goods which cannot be brought into the country.

  • Counterfeit goods.
  • Goods bearing false marks suggesting that they are of Algerian origin.
  • Toys imitating handguns.
  • Explosives, such as firecrackers.
  • Drugs, narcotics, and poisonous substances.
  • Used and retreaded tyres.
  • Weapons and ammunition.
  • Spare parts of a commercial character.
  • Books, films, and other media that are considered detrimental to morality and good morals.
  • Ozone depleting substances.
  • Second hand clothes.

Restricted items

These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival.

  • All animals, including pets, will be subject to a veterinary inspection at the time of entry. For further information, please visit the Living Animals and Products of Animal Origin page.
  • Plants and plant products require authorisation from the phytosanitary authority prior to import. For further information, please visit the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries.

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