Destination Information for North Korea
North Korea is something of a mystery to the majority of the world, remaining secretive and detached from modern life. It is possible to travel there as a tourist, but you won’t be able to enter or move around the country independently; instead you are required to be booked onto an organised tour with a North Korean guide specially appointed by the country’s Ministry of Tourism and associated with one of the three travel services based in the capital, Pyongyang. Visitors are expected to abide by the rules of the country at all times.
If you’re planning a trip, try to book one which includes some of the country’s particular highlights on the itinerary. The majority of tourist areas and sightseeing points are war memorials and monuments, including the Revolutionary Martyrs’ Cemetery, Kim Il Sung Square and the Arch of Triumph and the Military Exhibition Centre.
There truly is nowhere else in the world quite like the socialist state of North Korea, which is what attracts those tourists who do pay it a visit. The country is currently hoping to attract more visitors, just make sure you stick to the rules and be careful about your photography!
Malaria and regions within country:
There is a low risk of P.Vivax malaria throughout the country. Anti-malarial medication is not normally advised, however mosquito bite prevention is encouraged.
British Embassy Pyongyang
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Telephone: (+850) 2 381 7980
Telephone: (out-of-hours emergency)(+850) 191 250 7980 (from outside DPRK)