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Welcome to North Korea!

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General Information

The official language of North Korea is Korean.

The national currency of North Korea is Korean People's won (₩) (KPW).

1 KPW equals  .
equals  KPW.

Location

North Korea

The distance from to North Korea is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

Unfortunately, we cannot provide any information on criminality in North Korea.

LGBT

Unfortunately, we cannot provide any information on gay-friendliness in North Korea.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to North Korea should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in North Korea:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Malaria
  • Rabies
  • Yellow Fever
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in North Korea to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in North Korea differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In North Korea, the standard voltage is 110 V and the frequency is 60 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type A
  • Type C
  • Type F
Weather

The temperature difference between North Korea and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Possible drizzle on Thursday and Friday.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Sun March 22 15–31°F  /  -9–-1°C 76% 11%
Mon March 23 18–32°F  /  -8–-0°C 83% 17%
Tue March 24 15–41°F  /  -9–5°C 74% 2%
Wed March 25 27–41°F  /  -3–5°C 77% 4%
Thu March 26 31–48°F  /  -0–9°C 87% 42%
Fri March 27 21–39°F  /  -6–4°C 83% 39%
Sat March 28 19–37°F  /  -7–3°C 68% 23%
Sun March 29 19–37°F  /  -7–3°C 65% 14%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 06:33 am and sets at 06:47 pm. This equates to 12.2 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in North Korea, it is in . When the sun sets in North Korea, it is in .

Taxi

Sorry, we do not have any information on taxi prices in North Korea.

Car Rental

International driving permits are not recognized in North Korea.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The legal drinking age in North Korea is 18. This is also the minimum age to purchase alcohol.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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