Be aware in Algeria

This item appears on page 68 of the April 2014 issue.

The US Department of State warns of a high threat of terrorism and kidnapping in Algeria. The majority of terrorist attacks, including bombings, false roadblocks, kidnappings and ambushes, occur in areas of the country east and south of Algiers.

Algerian and Tunisian security forces are conducting ongoing security operations along the Algeria/Tunisia border in the Chaambi mountains area, south of Souk Ahras. There is a threat in this area due to the presence of extremists.

Avoid overland travel in Algeria. Avoid demonstrations. Stay only in hotels where adequate security is provided.