Can Americans go to North Korea?

by Matt Paine


I'm from the US and would like to know if Americans can travel to North Korea. If US citizens can go to the DPRK are there any restrictions or special rules?

Any help will be deeply appreciated!

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Sep 21, 2011
Americans in North Korea
by: KTG

Hello Luigi,

Thank you for your message. There will be no restriction for you as a South American in terms of how to enter and exit North Korea.

Currently, US citizens are cannot enter or leave North Korea by train, but it is fine for citizens of other countries to do so. US citizens can only fly in and out of the country.

The food is different to Chinese food; it is Korean food, though we can also arrange a visit to the only pizza restaurant in North Korea, which is in Pyongyang. Tour rates include 3 meals a day and the amount served is plentiful.

Regarding insurance, you need to make sure that you have your own travel insurance when in North Korea as we do not provide this. You should ask your insurance company if they cover the DPRK and any possible emergency repatriation costs. There are several insurance companies that cover the DPRK.

If you may have any other questions regarding travelling in North Korea, please let us know.



Sep 18, 2011
by: luigi

I´m from south America and I´m very interested in visit North Korea. How are the meals ? Are there diferents of China? How is the medical assistance for tourists in North Korea? Are insurance polices accepted for health emergencies?

Jan 18, 2010
Less restrictions for Americans to visit North Korea
by: Anonymous

As of 2010 there are no limitations in terms of dates for Americans to visit North Korea. US citizens can visit the Hermit Kingdom even when the Mass Games are not taking place, but will still not be able to enter or exit the country by train,

Jan 07, 2010
American citizens can go to North Korea
by: Anonymous

Yes, US citizens can go to North Korea. You can only go however when the Mass Games are on which is usually between August and October. Another "special condition" is that Americans can only fly in and out of the DPRK, ie you cannot take the train in or out of North Korea. The maximum number of nights Americans can stay in North Korea is 4 nights.

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