Visas: American citizens will need a passport and a visa to enter Algeria. The visa must be applied for in advance through the Algerian Embassy. Most European carriers offer flights to Algiers, and you can enter by car via the northern Tunisian border.
Transportation: In and Out of Algeria: If you begin your travels in Algiers, you will most likely fly into Houari Boudeiene Airport. Within Algeria, domestic flights provide a popular, safe, and convenient way to travel directly to the southern cities without the need for a guide. Taxis, buses, and railways supply another option, although driving alone is hazardous, owing to the unpaved roads and the risk of highway robbery in rural areas. Ferries run between the major coastal cities in the north.