North Korea international travel advice

Landscape view of North Korea

North Korea 🇰🇵

North Korea is part of Asia with main city at Pyongyang. Its Developing country with a population of 25M people. The main currency is North Korean Won. The languages spoken are Korean. the Democratic People's Republic of Korea is the formal name of North Korea It is adviced to Reconsider your need to travel Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~-12.00 °C   🌧 ~13.28 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 25M people


⚠️ Travel advice

Reconsider your need to travel

We've reviewed our travel advice for North Korea. We haven't changed our level of advice: Reconsider your need to travel to North Korea due to the very different laws affecting visitors and the uncertain security situation. Our ability to provide consular assistance in North Korea is extremely limited.

issued date: November 5, 2019


🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall


🔌 Sockets

North Korea uses 220V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type C.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Korean


💱 Currencies Used

North Korea uses the North Korean won (symbol: ?), code KPW.Banknotes come in denominations of 5000, 2000, 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 10 and 5 Korean won. Korean Won is subdivided into 100 chons. Coins come in denominations of 1 Korean won and 50, 10, 5 and 1 chons.


📡 Internet

Internet speed in North Korea is on average 2.0 Mbps. WiFi coverage in North Korea is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

📞 Calling

To call North Korea, dial +, then 850 (the country code for North Korea), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within North Korea, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 2 .


🛣️ Road rules

In North Korea you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100 km/h (62 mph) on undivided highways, 100 km/h (62 mph) on expressways and 40-70 km/h (24-43 mph) in all built-up areas.

🆘 Emergency







Fire department


Last updated: January 1, 2020