South African visa for Algerian citizens

A visa is REQUIRED for Algerian passport holders visiting South Africa for tourism and business purposes. See detailed requirements below:

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Algerian citizens to enter South Africa for a short-term tourism purpose. Visa required N/A
Evisa South Africa e-visa for Algerian citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival South Africa visa on arrival for Algerian citizens Not Available

South Africa tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Algerian passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in South Africa.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from South Africa.

If you are looking for South Africa visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from Algeria, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of South Africa nearest your place of residence.

  • Algiers: The Embassy of South Africa in Algiers, Algeria (Working hours: Open now. Close in 7 hours 55 minutes)

South Africa visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest South Africa diplomatic mission offices to Algeria for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from Algeria traveling to South Africa from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (Algeria) estimated Change (%)
2008 2,878 N/A
2009 2,104 -26.89%
2010 2,422 15.11%
2011 2,502 3.30%
2012 2,756 10.15%
2013 2,861 3.81%
2014 2,865 0.14%
2015 2,671 -6.77%
2016 3,013 12.80%
2017 3,085 2.39%
2018 3,142 1.85%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

South Africa & Algeria comparison

South Africa's area is approximately 1,213,090 km2 (468,376 sq mi), while the area of Algeria is approximately 2,381,740 km2 (919,594 sq mi). This means Algeria is 96.34% larger than South Africa.

As of October 2021, South Africa's population is ~119.8 million people - 11,304,471 more people than the population of Algeria.

We have highlighted South Africa & Algeria’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

South Africa Algeria Difference
Population (est 2021) 119,832,801 108,528,330 11.3 million more people live in South Africa than Algeria
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 124 129 South Africa has 5 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with Algeria.
Travel freedom (2021) 67 17 South Africa passport holders can visit 50 more countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 197 65 South African hosts 132 more foreign missions than Algeria.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from Algeria travel to South Africa in one year?

The number of visitors from Algeria visiting South Africa in 2018 was approximately 3,142.

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