Opioid Substitution Treatments: unclear

Currently methadone treatment clinics are operating in five cities: Algiers, Oran, Blida, Annaba and Tizi Ouzou. Unfortunately, we don’t have contact details of any of the clinics, and it is not clear if foreign travellers are accepted for continued treatment/dosing.

Importation of Methadone/Buprenorphine/Codeine/Morphine: possible

Travelers seeking to bring methadone, buprenorphine, codeine or morphine into Algeria for personal use must apply for an import license. A letter (specimen) from the prescribing physician/clinic together with a confirming note issued by the appropriate health authority in their home country (local public health department) has to be sent to the

Direction Générale de la Pharmacie et des Equipments de Santé
125 Boulevard Abderahmane
El Madania
16000 Alger
Phone: ++213 21 275191
Fax: ++213 21 279333

Any comments and additional information greatly appreciated.
Please address all correspondence to:

Ralf Gerlach
Bremer Platz 18-20
48155 Münster
Phone: ++49 251-60123
Fax: ++49 251-666580

*No responsibility is accepted for the correctness of this information.

(This page last revised and updated December 12, 2023)