Visa Requirements for North Korea

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Pre-arranged Visa Required

Prior to arrival at North Korea, passport holders of 222 countries must obtain a visa at their corresponding consulate of North Korea. Additional travel conditions (such as Visas to other countries) may waive this requirement.

Special Conditions

Special conditions are impossed to passport holders of 1 country in order to travel to North Korea. These special requirements are often more time-consuming and may not be granted to every traveler.

  • Special RequirementsNationals of either Koreas seeking to visit the other must submit the North/South Korea visitation verification certificate and the Departure card to the Immigration Officer at the immigration port and go through immigration inspection.

Entry Refused

Disagreements between North Korea and 6 countries have imposed restrictions in traveling to North Korea.

  • Entry RefusedChinese tourists may visit Tongnim County without a visa for 2 days.
    Holders of passports for public affairs do not require a visa.
  • Entry RefusedDue to SARS-CoV-2, North Korea government banned all foreign tourists as a protection.
  • Entry RefusedAs of September 2017, due to safety concerns, Malaysian government bans its citizens from visiting North Korea.
  • Entry RefusedU.S. passports holders must obtain a special passport validation from the U.S. federal government before travel.
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    Entry RefusedU.S. passports holders must obtain a special passport validation from the U.S. federal government before travel.
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    Entry RefusedU.S. passports holders must obtain a special passport validation from the U.S. federal government before travel.

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