Travel Information

Bhutanese citizens travelling to North Korea

Citizens of Bhutan that are travelling to North Korea need a stamped visa in their passport prior to arriving.

What to expect in North Korea

🐌 Below average wifi
❄️ cold weather
🤝 friendly locals

Common Tourist Questions

🥘 Do I need to tip?

No, you are not expected to tip at restaurants and other service businesses.

💰 Should I carry cash?

No, you don't have to carry cash with you. Credit cards are generally accepted. This may not be the case in smaller cities so you should double-check when you land.

☎️ Where do I get a SIM card from?

Some popular telecom companies are



💦 Can I drink tap water?

No, you cannot drink tap water. Bottled water is recommended.

🚕What do I use to get around?

We currently don't have information on ride-sharing services. Local taxis may be the best option. Check with local authorities upon landing.

Visa Status

A Visa needs to be provided by the country prior to travelling.

Notes and Passport Validity

There are no special notes about passport validity at this time. In general, it is good to ensure that your passport is valid 3 months after your trip ends.

Safety and Security

Do not travel.

We now advise all not to travel overseas at this time, due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. This includes to North Korea. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. North Korean authorities have restricted travel to and from China. If you entered North Korea from China or Russia you'll be quarantined for one month. Tours to North Korea will be suspended until further notice. We continue to advise you 'reconsider your need to travel' to North Korea. We now advise you to: Do not travel to North Korea.


These values are calculated by computing the average scores that we have available to us across all cities in North Korea. In some cases, they may not be completely accurate.

Internet Speed (1.00 / 5)
Safety (3.00 / 5)
Cost of Living (4.28 / 5)
Average Hotel Cost

$61.00 USD / night

Average Dinners

$5.00 USD

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