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Like many countries in the Middle East and North Africa, Algeria has its own set of rules and regulations which many of us see as very strange.
But the laws are there, and it's best to obey them and have a smooth experience in Algeria.
Each person leaving Algeria will be stopped and asked if he/she has any foreign money and will possibly be searched.
If foreign currency was declared when entering the country, any disparity between the amount arrived with, and the amount held at departure, must be accounted for.
"Anyone guilty of a homosexual act is punishable with imprisonment of between 2 months and two years, and with a fine of 500 to 2000 Algerian Dinars.
If one of the participants is below 18 years old, the punishment for the older person can be raised to 3 years' imprisonment and a fine of 10,000 dinars" ""When the outrage to public decency has consisted of an act against nature with an individual of the same sex, the penalty is imprisonment of between 6 months and 3 years, and a fine of between 1,000 and 10,000 Algerian Dinars." The criminals laws originate from the prevailing mores in Algeria that view homosexuality and cross-dressing as against the Islamic faith.
If you have information about these or other national security challenges, please provide it through our secure online form.However, with limited staff and resources, we simply cannot respond to all who write to us.Submit questions or comments online By postal mail: Central Intelligence Agency Office of Public Affairs Washington, D. 20505 By phone:(703) 482-0623Open during normal business hours.Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Algeria face legal challenges and discrimination not experienced by non-LGBT citizens.According to the International Lesbian and Gay Association's May 2008 report, both male and female same-sex sexual acts are illegal in Algeria.