Algeria Sets Measures to Mitigate Impact of Covid-19 on Economy

In the context of the ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) the global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 3,635,934 reported cases worldwide. On 4 May the Algerian Ministry of Health announced 4,648 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 465 deaths, in Algeria.

In that respect, the government of Algeria has implemented various measures with a view to limiting the spread of COVID-19. On 17 March 2020, Algeria announced the immediate closure of all land borders and the suspension of non-cargo international air and maritime travel. As of 22 March 2020, all domestic flights have also been suspended. Cultural, sporting, and commercial events are suspended, and restaurants and cafes, schools, universities, public baths, event halls, nightclubs and all forms of public transportation are closed.

A curfew has been imposed in Algiers, Tizi Ouzou, Setif, Tipaza, Medea, Oran, Tlemcen, Bejaia, and Ain Defla from 5 pm to 7 am, and Blida from 2 pm to 7 am. All other wilayas are under curfew from 7 pm to 7 am.

Pursuant to Decree 20-100 dated 19 April 2020 relating to the reconduction of the COVID-19 protection measures, the COVID-19 protection measures have been reconducted until 14 May 2020.

The consequences of Covid-19 in Algeria, as in many places in the world, are significant in many respects.  The sanitary and social protection measures taken by the Algeria Government have a major impact on Algeria’s economic activity.

To this end, we have put together a summary of the key measures taken by the Government and other Algerian authorities to try and mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on the economic activity.

Customs Measures


Tax Measures

Banking Measures

Public Procurement Measures

Social Security Measures

The information presented in this document may be modified or specified by the Algerian Government and/or other Algerian authorities in order to adapt to the evolution of Covid-19 and its consequences.

Please note that together with ALN, we have been putting in place resources to better support you.  In addition to being available via email and over the phone, we have developed a portal, the ALN COVID HUB, where we will be continuously posting up-to-date information of Africa-wide relevance to businesses, organisations and the general public.

Should you require more information, please do not hesitate to contact Foued Bourabiat.

Foued Bourabiat
ALN Algeria | Bourabiat Associés


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