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Travel Warning WARNING: Travel within 30 km of Algeria's southern and eastern borders is not safe and should be avoided. There remains some possibility of terrorist attacks anywhere in the country.
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(Information last updated Sep 2020)

Saharan Algeria is the vast desert — dotted with oases — in the south of the country.

Sand Dune at the Cultural Park of Ahaggar in southern Algeria


Map of Saharan Algeria

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Beni Isquen in the M'zab Valley

Get in[edit]

Ain Beida Airport (OGX IATA), Aguenar-Hadj Bey Akhamok Airport (TMR IATA), Tindouf Airport (TIN IATA).

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  • 1 In Eker test site (about 150 km north of Tamanrasset). France, the fourth country to produce a nuclear weapon conducted some of their early tests in Sahara as much of Western Africa still was a French colony into the 1960s. On May 1, 1962 an underground test at In Eker went wrong and observers including soldiers and government officials were exposed to radiation. If you happen to drive north-south across Sahara along the road from Algiers to Tamanrasset, you will pass right next to the area. In Eker (Q3149614) on Wikidata In Eker on Wikipedia


Berber cavalry at a wedding ceremony outside Ghardaïa




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