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Is it Safe to Travel to North Korea?

Despite what you may hear, for most nationalities, North Korea is probably one of the safest places on Earth to visit provided you follow the laws as provided by our documentation and pre-tour briefings.

Tourism is very welcomed in North Korea. This is mostly their only chance to meet, interact and engage with foreigners. North Korean’s are friendly and accommodating if you let them into your world and avoid insulting their beliefs or ideology. Even during tense political moments tourism to the DPRK is never affected.

However, it is important to note that they have what amount to extremely strict lèse-majesté laws and in the event, you should contravene those laws the consequences can be severe.

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