Algeria Security

Algeria Executive protection

Algeria Travel Risk Management and Protective Services

ETS Risk Management is one of the leading providers of Secure Transportation and Executive Protection in Algeria.  We provide protective services for Multinational Organizations, Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) and business travelers, moving through the region.

ETS will provide a tailored service to compliment clients’ requirements.  We have a range of non-armored SUVs, accompanied with experienced vetted security drivers.  Our Executive Protection Officers are fully qualified and adaptive to the environment and changing situations.

Services Offered

Airport Transfers in Algiers

ETS facilitate secure airport transfers in Algiers with local security drivers and armed Executive Protection.  Our protectors will meet you at the airport and ensure a safe and secure journey to your hotel, and vice versa.

ETS Security Risk Management and Secure Transport

ETS is the trusted provider of Secure transportation to a range of business travelers and NGOs moving through Algeria.  We help clients improve their travel risk management to reduce the risk of potential challenges in this region.

Algeria Security Overview

Foreign nationals may be vulnerable to low-level crime, including pickpocketing and theft of belongings when traveling through Algeria.  Displaying valuables can increase the risk of becoming a target.  However, cities, including Algiers have a reasonable level of police presence which can discourage criminals.

Terrorist groups such as ISIS and AQ-M are active within the region.  Security forces and foreign travelers are vulnerable to attacks.  Areas of high risk include the border regions due to freedom of movement from neighboring countries.  In 2014 international visitors were commonly targeted by criminal gangs and terrorist groups in the Sahel for kidnapping opportunities.  No further incidents have been reported due to the advice from foreign governments to avoid the area.

Road travel in Algeria can be unpredictable.  Infrastructure is poor and not conducive for the number of road users; therefore, heavy congestion and disruptions are likely in urban areas.  There is a high risk of road traffic collisions (RTCs) due to the poor driving conditions, unpredictable driving behavior and inadequate infrastructure.

Public transportation can be unreliable and unsafe for foreign travelers.

FAQs For Secure Travel to Algeria

Is business travel to Algeria Safe?2020-06-18T09:30:35-04:00

Algeria, predominantly Algiers, has a reasonable crime issue with most incidents considered opportunistic. Also, as a result of its position within the Sahel, Algeria has a high risk of terrorism, particularly within the border regions of Tunisia, Niger, Mali and Libya.

Business travel to Algiers should have secure transportation as part of a robust security plan.

Can security be armed in Algeria?2020-06-18T09:31:25-04:00

No, private security in Algeria cannot be armed.  Armed Escorts are provided by local police or military, who work in conjunction with private security teams.  Armed Escorts are provided, commensurate with risk.

Can Armored Vehicles be used in Algeria?2020-06-18T09:32:17-04:00

No, armored vehicles are not routinely used in Algeria because they are difficult to source and therefore expensive.  Armored vehicles can only be used through military resources and require prior authorization from local authorities.

Is Terrorism in Algeria a risk to travelers?2020-06-18T09:33:11-04:00

Yes, there is considerable risk of terrorism in Algeria.  Al-Qaeda and AQ-M appear to have freedom of movement towards the north-east border with Tunisia, clockwise through to Western Sahara in the south-west. The last significant attack was in January 2013, targeting expatriate workers in transit, before infiltrating their compound and causing mass casualties.

There is reasonable risk of terrorism in Algiers.  It is likely terrorist groups have the capability to mount attacks against international travelers if the opportunity arose.  Areas of interest are likely to include westerner hotspots, government infrastructure and transportation facilities.

Having an experienced team of security specialists who are trained to navigate through challenging situations should strongly be considered for travel in Algeria.

Is it safe to travel in Algeria?2020-06-18T09:34:03-04:00

Algeria is generally considered safe (away from the border regions and known terrorist strongholds), as long as you take the necessary precautions.  As with most cities there are crime and safety risks, but with secure transportation and a robust travel risk management plan, visits to the region can be conducted safely.



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