Visa policy of North Korea

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Visitors to North Korea must obtain a visa from one of the North Korean diplomatic missions.[1]

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Visa exemption[edit]

North Korea Visa

As of April 2017 holders of normal passports of all countries require a visa to visit North Korea. All visitors traveling for tourism require an authorization from a North Korean travel agency.

An exception exists for Chinese tourists visiting only the Tongnim County who can stay in this county using the Chinese ID card instead of a visa and passport for up to two days.[2] Most nationals may also visit Sinuiju for a day trip without a visa.[3]

Holders of diplomatic or service passports issued to nationals of the following countries can visit North Korea without a visa:

Nationals of South Korea seeking to visit North Korea 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.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Olympic Air. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  2. ^ "DPRK opens Tongnim-jun to Chinese tourists". Xinhua News Agency. Global Times. 16 October 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  3. ^ Leo Byrne (23 December 2015). "North Korea opens new tourist zone at Sinuiju". NK★ Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  4. ^ Travel between North & South Korea

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