Everyone except nationals of Morocco, Tunisia and Malaysia needs a visa, and getting one can be a frustrating experience. Visas are not available on arrival.
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Algeria is Africa's largest country, so distances can be vast and journey times very long. This is especially true in the southern desert regions where hundreds of kilometres of sand and rock can separate minor settlements. In the northern part of the country, where most people live, the transport network is much more comprehensive, and road, rail and air links are generally good.