Travel guide Algiers
The name of the country means “islands” in Arabic, which suits this land very much, as it has been isolated from tourists and researchers for long. Though, if you are looking for cheap hotels for your North-African adventure holiday, don’t forget about this beautiful and unique area. Most of the hotels are on the seaside, but can also find accommodation in the city centre as well. These are a bit further from the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea, but all the hotels have taxis at your service, and you can always rent a car.
Since it is the second largest city in the western part of the Islamic world (after Casablanca) you will never get bored in Algiers. Once you are there, it‘s a must to visit the southern part of the country, where you can get acquainted with the Berbers in the Sahara, and their traditions. There are also many world heritage sights here, like the Benni Hammad fort or the ruins of the ancient Jameela city. There is one thing you definitely should not do: don’t drink the tap water at the hotel and nowhere else – it’s not a question of cheap hotel or expensive one, just better to be careful. Otherwise, you don’t have to worry about security in the desert: it’s a surprisingly safe place for tourist as well.
So, if you decide to have a wonderful holiday in this fascinating city, you just have to find the perfect cheap hotel on Liligo.com, and get yourself prepared: the most exciting holiday of your life is waiting for you!Some things to take care of when planning your trip
To have a holiday without setbacks, it helps a lot to take into consideration what simple measurements can be done that would save you many bad shots.
First of all, always check your documents that will be requested at the entrance of your destination country, consult the competent government agency, and even if you do not leave the country, keep in mind that it is obligatory to carry along your identification papers. Moreover, many accommodations request documents at registration. You may also want to rent a car, so you'll have to take your driver's license with you (get informed about the international driving license, too). Do not forget your travel insurance, your health insurance card (we strongly recommend you to take your health card). There are some countries where a visa is required to be allowed to enter the country at all. But do not worry, in most countries you can enter and stay without visas or special permits for some months (usually 90 days).
A good tactic is to photocopy important documents you might need, so in case they get lost or stolen, it will be really useful. Furthermore, it is also a good idea to carry along two extra passport photos.
Thanks to the Schengen agreement, one can freely cross the borders of ‘Schengen countries’, so EU travellers travelling within this area won’t be asked to identify themselves. Even so, you should always carry along identity documents, because police might ask for identity checks, any time. The following countries form part of the Schengen Agreement:
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland (non-EU), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway (non-EU), Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland (non-EU).
EU countries that do not belong to this agreement are: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Ireland, UK and Romania. Citizens outside the EU will need to apply for visas and documents to enter the Schengen area. The maximum length of stay for travellers is 3 months.
Bear in mind that some documents and visas are not that easy to get, one has to wait for them. Therefore it is recommended that you plan the travel and learn about these documents well in advance.
In addition to paperwork, when travelling within or outside the borders of the EU or the Schengen area, don’t forget to be informed of the required or recommended vaccinations in certain countries. If you know exactly the health care situation of the country which you plan to travel to, you can avoid many unpleasant surprises.
Again, please note that some vaccines require more than one dose, sometimes with large temporary spaces between them, so it is advisable to act well in advance. Be cautious with consuming food, especially fruits, and for your security, drink bottled water only.
Also, the maximum weight of your luggage is usually around 20 kilos –depending on the airline-, so it might be a good idea to make a list of most necessary things before packing your suitcase. Your passport (and anything fragile) is best to be guarded in your hand luggage that you bring along into the cabin.
Note that you can’t have scissors (or any kind of cutting or stabbing tools) with you, nor liquids of any kind (water, tee, juices and all types of cosmetics), or at least only a small amount.
Unfortunately, sometimes it happens that your luggage gets lost. In this case it might be helpful to have some clothes with you in your hand bag, until your luggage is found.Further information
:Foreign and Commonwealth officeEuropean Health Insurance cardHealthcare abroad
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