Algeria is situated on the north coast of Africa with a total area of almost 2.4 million sq.km and a population of 26 million. The narrow fertile coastal strip supports most of the population. Farther south, the Atlas Mountains run east-west. Farther south again, are sparsely populated grassland plains. Farther south again the land is arid and largely uninhabited but contains Algeria's highest mountain, Mt. Tahat.

85% of land is Saharan desert.The climate of Algeria is mediteranean in the north with cool rainy winters and hot dry summers [average temperature in January 12C,whilst in July 25C); typical tropical desert climate in the south with little rainfall.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Pre-travel preparation will help keep you safe and healthy while you are away. Please consult the Travel Doctor-TMVC before you travel overseas. We will provide specific recommendations tailored to your itinerary. Our doctors will assess and advise you on your risks, and recommend appropriate vaccination and medication to minimise your risk of becoming seriously unwell on your trip.

Safe Eating and Drinking Practices

One of the great pleasures of travel is sampling the local cuisine. However, contaminated food and beverages are a common cause of traveller’s diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Safe eating and drinking practices are essential in minimising your risk of contracting traveller’s diarrhoea.

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Warm Climates

Travellers invariably overindulge in ‘sunlust’ activities while traveling in warm climates. It is important to make sure you apply sunscreen regularly and stay hydrated as dehydration and heat stroke often go unrecognised.

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