On arrival in Algeria, the traveler profits by importing
duty and tax free all personal belongings, except for
goods imported for commercial purposes.
Custom free import
The traveler can import custom free :
||50 grams of perfume or 0,5 liter
of toilet water
||200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 100
||1 liter of alcohol or 2 liter of
Provided they belong to the traveler, the following products
are admitted on temporary exemption: the clothes, sport
devices and machines, a tent and camping objects, a pleasure
boat of less than 5,5 meter and without engine, 2 cameras,
a musical instrument, radio, a bicycle.
Import of other goods
Besides the products imported custom free, the traveler
can import non commercial products, for personal or family
use or for the exercise of a professional activity, having
nothing to do with commercialization. These products are
subject to a fixed taxation. This procedure excludes cars,
tobacco and alcohol, jewelry, precious metals, arms and
Formalities for vehicles
Vehicles, caravans, planes and boats are admitted on temporary
exemption. To this effect, a touristic card with three
month validity is delivered on arrival by the customs
office. The traveler must subscribe to an obligatory frontier
insurance. The international insurance card is not accepted
for the purpose.
Import of foreign currency
The traveler can import, without limits, bank notes and
other means of payment. However, it remains the traveller's
duty to declare by writing (on a form) the notes, the
means of payment, gold, platinum or silver jewelry. Certain
hotels and business do accept payments by credit card.
The customs declaration
At the time of entry to Algeria, the traveler is expected
to declare imported goods and discharge the obligatory
fee and taxes. This declaration can be verbal, or written
when the goods relate to commerce.
Goods in bond (at customs). The traveler can deposit his
imported goods in bond in the customs depot while waiting
for payment of required fees and taxes and/or presenting
the administrative authorization.
The traveler disposes of two months to clear the goods
out of bond. This delay can go up to four months for goods
subject to a special administrative authorization.