Realities for citizens of USA RE: travel in Algeria, Tunisia
I am part of a group of Americans planning a trans-continental trip through Africa. The first leg of the trip we are considering is to cross the northern part of Africa beginning in Morocco and ending in Egypt.
1. Morocco - don't consider it a problem and plan to explore here a lot.
2. Algeria - from what I know it used to be considered a complete no go. Is it feasible to safely transit the northern part of the country? ie: following the major road through Tlemcen, Oran, Alger, Constantine, Annaba or possibly following the coastel road. Is fundamentalist activity still a concern and if so, is it mainly limited to southern areas?
3. Tunisia - Not too concerned here, I understand quite a lot of tourist activity, but again is a USA passport a liability?
4. Libya - Just recently open to US citizens, what is the local attitude towards us? Would like to do more exploration here, away from the coast.
5. Egypt - No worries, I think? Other than, is military escort still needed in south to the Sudan border.
Also, Sudan. I've heard the visa restrictions on US citizens have been relaxed a bit. Any Americans pass there recently?
Any feedback from travelers or those with relavent info regarding the areas mentioned is much appreciated. We are in the planning stages and need to make some route decisions soon.
Thanks for all your help..