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Algeria again

I have received some news from a traveller who crossed south Algeria in September .
He gave me some interresting infos after he came back :
1. No problem to have a visa : same procedure then last year ; an no probleme at border post : no guide is mandatory
2. there are convoys again beetween El-Golea and In-Salah ( On Sunday and Wednesday ) and beetween In Salah and Tam ( on Monday and Thursday ) ; It is impossible to quit these towns without convoy and you have to wait for the day of departure of the convoy .
3. Barrages in Ouargla,El-Golea,In Salah,Tam + Arak's Gorge and Moulay Hassan .

The mood is not very good in the south due to the lack of tourists
No infos now for the road to Djanet .

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Wonder where this traveller got his (or her) visa. In Niger or Mali? Or somewhere else?

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In France , with a ordinary invitation ;
I've phoned to Algerian consulate in Lyon (France) : same procédure than last year .
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Things seems changing fast since your last phonecall. See Yahoo explo 4x4 .
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Not sure !
I've phoned YESTERDAY to Algerian consulate in Lyon : SAME PROCEDURE AGAIN to obtain the visa
(Same info in Grenoble)
It's difficult to know what to believe but I think that NOW nothing have changed .
And for the future the most important thing it's what happens at border post : is the presence of the guide mandatory OR not ?
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Originally posted by roro:
I have received some news from a traveller who crossed south Algeria in September .
He gave me some interresting infos after he came back :
1. No problem to have a visa : same procedure then last year ; an no probleme at border post : no guide is mandatory
2. there are convoys again beetween El-Golea and In-Salah ( On Sunday and Wednesday ) and beetween In Salah and Tam ( on Monday and Thursday ) ; It is impossible to quit these towns without convoy and you have to wait for the day of departure of the convoy .
3. Barrages in Ouargla,El-Golea,In Salah,Tam + Arak's Gorge and Moulay Hassan .

The mood is not very good in the south due to the lack of tourists
No infos now for the road to Djanet .

RR.
Hi. What about leaving Tam. to Arlit? Are there any convoys? Or can you quit Tam. to
Niger without a convoy?
Thanks,
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From the same traveller who gave me the infos about convoys beetween El Golea and Tam : No convoys after Tam ; so you can go to Niger in the same manner than last year .
(He was going to Agadez to make a loop in Air)
Can you tell me which trip are you planning ?
Thank you very much for your response !
Roro.
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Budrinna,
Yahoo explo 4x4 ? What's the actual name of the group?

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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Roman:
[B]Budrinna,
Yahoo explo 4x4 ? What's the actual name of the group?

Explo4x4@yahoogroupes.fr-

Here it is a very well know and read forum on Sahara. French one.
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If you understand french you can also see saharian infos on :

www.sahariens.info/spip_sahara/

And if you understand Italian go to

http://www.sahara.it/cgi-bin/ubb/ult...ubb=forum&f=11

to have infos about Algeria

Nice trip !

Roro .

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Shukran Jazilan (Thanks a lot)
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I've got an info about obtention of algerian visa on the Italian site : If I understand well , it's the same procedure than last year ....
"I visti per l’Algeria sono arrivati, rilasciati con la medesima procedura, cordialità e puntualità (3 giorni) dell’anno scorso da parte della sezione consolare dell’Ambasciata Algerina di Roma.
Giuliana Fea"
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"Yahoo explo 4x4 ? What's the actual name of the group?
Explo4x4@yahoogroupes.fr"
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A more useful adress is:
http://fr.groups.yahoo.com/group/Explo4x4/messages

(as linked from Sahara Overland News Page)

it is currently the main French Sahara forum while Sahariens.fr is down

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Sahariens is up again:

http://sahariens.dyndns.org/

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]Sahariens is up again:
sahariens.dyndns.org/[/URL]


Thanks to Yves and sahariens for the clear exposition of the procedure to obtain algerian visa. (now almost like in Libya)
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