I've asked to Algerian consulate in Lyon (France): they told me there are new regulations, I have to ask to. my Algerian agency.
But before they believed I've phoned to ask if my visa was arrived, ask for my name and they checked in their paper...
And they told me that some tourists (all?) have obtained their visas for this winter
So I believe that it will be difficult but not impossible.
I'll try fot my next trip in October...but before October things may change in different ways!
BTW I have another question: I have asked for fares in some agency and some give me a price of 70E a day for a guide in my car, and I think it's too much expensive.
Another one is OK for 50E and I think it's also OK for me.
What is your opinion ?