Question: Can South Koreans go to North Korea?

In principle, any person is allowed to travel to North Korea; only South Koreans and journalists are routinely denied, although there have been some exceptions for journalists. Visitors are not allowed to travel outside designated tour areas without their Korean guides.

Are North Korean allowed in South Korea?

All other nationalities are legally allowed to visit the DPRK. Once you have visited North Korea, your travels to any other countries are not affected. You are able to travel to any country, including South Korea and Japan, without any hassle.

Can North Koreans leave the country?

North Korean citizens usually cannot freely travel around the country, let alone travel abroad. Emigration and immigration are strictly controlled. This is because the North Korean government treats emigrants from the country as defectors.

What countries are not allowed to visit North Korea?

The only country that North Korea restricts visitors from is South Korea (the Republic of Korea), whose citizens need special permission (from both governments).

Is North Korea safe for tourists?

Despite what you may hear, it is safe to travel to North Korea. Tourism is very welcomed in North Korea. North Koreans are friendly and accommodating if you let them into your world and avoid insulting their beliefs or ideology. Even during tense political moments, tourism within the DPRK is never affected.

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