4 Weird Laws In Algeria

Money : All foreign currency being brought into Algeria should be disclosed when entering the country by filling in an official form. Each person leaving Algeria will be stopped and asked if he/she has any foreign money and may be possibly be searched. If foreign currency was declared when entering the country, any disparity between the amount arrived with, and the amount held at departure, must be accounted for. If a traveler failed to declare any currency when entering Algeria, and is found to possess foreign currency while exiting the country, the penalties may be severe.

Photography : Don’t take photos of police, military installations, government infrastructure or airports. There is a high level of security in all these places and they won’t take it lightly if you disobey the law.

Drugs : Algeria isn’t the place you want to travel to if you wish to indulge in drugs. Whether they are hard drugs or soft drugs, the rules are all the same, and there is no tolerance. Penalties for drug use or trafficking of drugs include imprisonment.

LGBTQ+ safety in Algeria : Homosexuality is illegal in Algeria, so LGBTQ+ travelers need to be discreet and respectful of local laws at all times. Punishment is a three-year jail sentence and a fine

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