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Travel to North Korea? 

North Korea receives a high number of tourists from all across the globe as well as from within the country

CurrencyNorth Korean Won * Capital: Pyongyang * Population: 25,831,360 * Calling code+850

About North Korea roaming

Local SIM Cards: Currently, there are three major mobile phone providers in North Korea: Koryolink, Byol and Kang Song. Travel to North Korea? 

North Korea is a very isolated country where very special rules and obligations are enforced. As visitors have recently been able to get SIM cards with data at a very high price, this country has been reassigned from the blacklist to the greylist. 

Only Koryolink caters to foreigners too, mainly in the capital of Pyongyang and in major towns. Koryolink has no international roaming agreements.

On arrival in North Korea at the airport, you need to declare your phone along with any other electronics you might be carrying (phones, tablets, computers, etc.). It’s possible that Korean customs will ask to inspect your electronic devices on arrival. Travel to North Korea? 

To buy a sim card in North Korea, tourists are required to register with the government and obtain a permit, which is usually arranged through a tour operator or travel agency. Tourists must also bring their own phone as most North Korean citizens do not have access to mobile phones.

The cost of a Koryolink sim card is unknown, as information about pricing and availability is not readily available to the public.


When purchasing a sim card, it is recommended to avoid buying an expensive one at the airport or in the last minute, as prices tend to be higher and you may be limited in your options.  Travel to Austria?

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In terms of electrical plugs and sockets, North Korea uses type C and type F plugs, which have two round pins. Buy it here.

North Korea Tourism

Tourism in North Korea is highly controlled and regulated by the government. Only a limited number of tourists are allowed to enter the country each year, and they must be accompanied by government-approved guides at all times.

There are few hotels in North Korea, with the majority of them located in the capital city of Pyongyang. The most well-known hotels in the country include the Yanggakdo International Hotel and the Koryo Hotel. The average price of a hotel room in North Korea is not readily available, as it is a closed and isolated country.

North Korea does not have a domestic airline industry, as air travel is strictly controlled by the government. The only international airport in the country is Pyongyang Sunan International Airport. Foreigners are only allowed to enter and exit the country by air, and flights are limited and heavily regulated.

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