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Asia > North Korea: Covid-19 and Travel

North Korea

Present Situation

Current trend: Recovered

Data updated on 2023-03-21

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Banned
Are quarantine measures imposed? Oui
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
Masks are required in public spaces

Provisions for travellers

Entry to the territory: Banned
All air and train routes into and out of North Korea are temporarily suspended as of 31 January 2020.

Foreigners who have travelled into North Korea from virus-affected countries are subject to a 30 day period of quarantine and medical supervision.

Quarantine: Yes
Quarantine for 30 days required for all countries.

Information updated on 2022-01-28.

Action taken in the country

Lockdown: Yes
A daily curfew 18:00-07:00 is also active in regions bordering China.
The government limits nonessential inter-regional and inter-district travel. Temperature checks occur at transport hubs, shopping centers, and other public locations. Residents exhibiting elevated temperatures for more than three days must self-quarantine. South Korean intelligence and witness accounts suggest that North Korean authorities have periodically locked down counties and cities with suspected COVID-19 activity; measures include stay-at-home orders, as well as exit and entry controls. Significant transport and business disruptions are likely in any areas under tighter restrictions

Mask use
Masks are required in public spaces

Gatherings: Partially Allowed
Gatherings or Events are limited.

Restaurants and bars: Open with restrictions

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Open


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