Algeria is VERY DANGEROUS. Many terrorists attacks. You better know french, because if you speak in English, you'll be a target. The U.S. government doesn't even let their consulates from their embassy travel any many parents of the city. If you want to risk you're life going there than that's your decision, but it's VERY unwise.
When travelling across North Africa I made sure that I had the Travel Insurance that I needed. Travelling here in Algeria was no exception as there were many dangers here also..
When formulating my trip through Western Europe and North Africa I made sure that the Travel Insurance that I had taken out was what I needed ..This was for all my accident,medical, and Hospital expenses, Theft and the most important repatriation..We all know of the horrendous cost involved in hospital care and of course the worst scenario.
Travelling is fun and it is hard to think of having an accident but ,...anywhere ...anytime...
I really like to travel with peace of mind and Travel Insurance gives me that. As they say:
DONT LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT!!!
Algerian police is doing their best to protect the areas with foreigners, such as hotels and diplomatic zones, but not only. There are police everywhere on the roads, often there are check-ups, controls, armed policemen are everywhere...
This is a wall surrounding diplomatic residential zone, where the barb wire is not enough, beside the wall there are huge rusty iron sticks with sharp tops, about 1-2m wide, so even if you manage to jump off the barb wire, the sticks are there awaiting...
Although it is not a very very big problems, you have to be carefull with your belongings in crowded places and slow running traffic. Never carry too many valuables with you. If you will talk with you mobile in a slow traffic, close your window as they may try to take your mobile phone while you are talking.