North Korea covid statistics & travel advice

The latest Covid-19 statistics on new cases and vaccine rollout in North Korea plus up-to-date travel advice and resources from government organisations and international agencies.

  • Travel status North Korea · UK

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North Korea Covid-19 statistics - new cases

The figures below show the average numbers of new cases per 100,000 of population for North Korea recorded in the latest 7-day and 14-day period and the percentage difference from the week before, plus charts showing the numbers of new cases recorded over the past 10 weeks.

No Covid-19 statistics on the number of newly recorded cases per 100,000 of population currently available for North Korea.

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North Korea coronavirus live updates

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North Korea travel status

Below is the latest information on the travel and tourism status of North Korea including entry rules, pre-departure & in-destination Covid-19 testing and quarantine requirements plus current status on the UK travel list for returning to the UK.

Are there entry restrictions to North Korea due to the coronavirus?

North Korea is closed for tourism. All non-resident foreign nationals are banned from entering. Long quarantine for all arrivals.

All arrivals face a period of quarantine on entering North Korea.

Destination status

  • Open for tourismO
    Open for tourism
  • Vaccine passport acceptedV
    Vaccine passport accepted
  • Test requiredT
    Test required
  • Quarantine excl. vaccinatedQV
    Quarantine excl. vaccinated
  • Test + quarantine excl. vaccinatedTQV
    Test + quarantine excl. vaccinated
  • Fully vaccinated onlyV+
    Fully vaccinated only
  • Test + quarantine requiredT+Q
    Test + quarantine required
  • Quarantine requiredQ
    Quarantine required
  • Closed for tourism/Travel banC/B
    Closed for tourism/Travel ban

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Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from North Korea?

North Korea is on the ROW list in the UK. Pre-departure PCR or antigen test is required for ALL travellers aged 12 and over entering the UK from 7 December 2021.

Fully vaccinated & under 18s - No quarantine in the UK is required. A PCR test on or before day 2 back in the UK and self-isolate until negative result received.

Not fully vaccinated - Quarantine at home for 10 days when arriving in the UK. PCR tests on days 2 & 8 in the UK while in quarantine. Test to Release scheme can be used in England on day 5 to shorten quarantine period.

UK status - traffic light system

  • ROW (Rest of the world)ROW
    ROW (Rest of the world)
  • Common Travel AreaCTA
    Common Travel Area
  • Red list countryR
    Red list country
  • International travel banB
    International travel ban

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