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Travel advise: payments in Algeria
Jet off well-informed to Algeria. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in Algeria.
Credit cards and debit cards are only accepted in very few international luxury hotels in Algiers. Algeria’s economy is almost entirely cash-based. Card payments are by default not accepted in Algeria.
Cash is the default payment method in Algeria. Bank cards are used not to make payments but to withdraw money from ATM’s. However ATM’s often prove unreliable and many Algerians simply visit their local bank branch to withdraw money manually. Most ATM’s in Algeria will only accept local bank cards.
You’ll need Algerian dinar banknotes for everyday purchases. Some businesses catering to tourists may accept Euro banknotes for payments.
Prices in Algeria are much cheaper than prices in the UK, by about 60%. For a coffee in a cafe in Algiers you can expect to pay around 60 DZD.
A three-course meal in a restaurant will cost you around 2000 DZD.
Tipping is not widespread in Algeria and is not expected. However tipping will be appreciated especially given that wages in Algeria are low. Tipping 10% to 15% may seem a normal thing in Western coutries but will be very much appreciated in Algeria.
Banknotes in Algeria
The Algerian dinar banknotes in circulation are from two different series: The newest series have a large hologram security strip on both sides. The older series in circulation have a thinner metallic security thread.
Algerian Dinar banknotes in use have the following denominations: 100 DZD, 200 DZD, 500 DZD, 1000 DZD and 2000 DZD. The text on all Algerian banknotes is in Arabic, with Arabic and Western numerals.
Banknotes of 5, 10, 20 and 50 Algarian dinars are no longer in use and have been replaced by coins.
Coins in Algeria
Algerian coins range from 1 to 200. There are both banknotes and coins for the 100 and 200 dinar denominations. It is expected that coins of 100 and 200 dinars will replace the banknotes in the near future. Until then they circulate alongside each other.
Algeria’s currency import and export regulations
Travelers are required to declare all currency upon arrival in Algaria. There are no restrictions on the import or export of foreign currency as long as they are declared.
The import and export of Algerian Dinars is prohibited.
Ordering Algerian Dinars online
Order Algerian Dinars online and have them delivered fast and securely to your home or office, with Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®. Or pick them up from our travel money shop near Heathrow. Click here to buy Algerian Dinars online.
Selling back Algerian Dinars
If you have Algerian Dinars to sell, follow this link to exchange Algerian Dinars to Pounds, click on ‘sell currency’ and select ‘DZD Algerian Dinar’. We’ll pay good rates for your leftover Algerian Dinars.