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Tuesday, 23. July 2019 at 07:28 AM

North Korea Travel Advisory

Warning Level Icon Please reconsider your need to travel to North Korea

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Local Situation: 4.3 / 5

Please reconsider your need to travel to North Korea. We detected travel advisories from 6 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.6 / 5

North Korea shares a land border with 3 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including North Korea), the Advisory Index is 2.6 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: China (2.3), Russia with 2 and South Korea with 1.8 (of 5).

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination North Korea from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 4.3 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.
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Avoid non-essential travel to North Korea due to extensive restrictions placed on foreigners and an uncertain security situation that can change with very little warning. Despite the recent reduction in tensions on the Korean Peninsula, the security situation remains volatile.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/north-korea

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.
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Avoid non-essential travel

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/mfa2016.nsf/travel_en.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.
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Avoid non-essential travel

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/democratic-republic-of-korea/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.
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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid all travel.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/north-korea

About North Korea

North Korea with its capital Pyongyang is a country in Asia (Eastern Asia), slightly smaller than Mississippi (120,540 km²). The country is located Eastern Asia, northern half of the Korean Peninsula bordering the Korea Bay and the Sea of Japan, between China and South Korea. The climate can be described as temperate with rainfall concentrated in summer. The landscape is mostly hills and mountains separated by deep, narrow valleys; coastal plains wide in west, discontinuous in east. With a population of about 22.91 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Pyongyang
Population about 22.91 million
Size 120.540 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Mississippi
Common languages ko-KP
Currency Won (short: KPW)
Common voltage (electricity) 110/220V - 50/60Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900
International phone prefix +850
Internet Top Level Domain .kp
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 KP
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 PRK
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 408

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems North Korea is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • deforestation
  • inadequate supplies of potable water
  • soil erosion and degradation
  • water pollution
  • waterborne disease

Natural hazzards

  • Changbaishan (2,744 m) (also known as Baitoushan, Baegdu or P'aektu-san), on the Chinese border, is considered historically active
  • late spring droughts often followed by severe flooding
  • occasional typhoons during the early fall

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products North Korea. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. chemicals
  2. coal
  3. copper
  4. electric power
  5. food processing
  6. graphite
  7. iron ore
  8. lead
  9. limestone
  10. machine building

Agriculture products

  1. beef
  2. corn
  3. eggs
  4. pork
  5. potatoes
  6. pulses
  7. rice
  8. soybeans
  9. wheat

Korean Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports of North Korea.

Export products

  1. agricultural
  2. armaments)
  3. fishery products
  4. manufactures (
  5. metallurgical products
  6. minerals
  7. textiles

Import products

  1. coking coal
  2. equipment
  3. grain
  4. machinery
  5. petroleum
  6. textiles

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for North Korea?

North Korea is currently rated at 4,3 out of a possible 5.0. Please reconsider your need to travel to North Korea.

So ... is it safe to travel North Korea?

The score is rather high and you should avoid all non-essential travel to North Korea. Maybe pick another location.

How many advisories do you know for North Korea?

We currently evaluate nine official sources each morning. Today, we know of 6 active advisories for North Korea.