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North Korea Travel Restrictions

Most visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter North Korea.

Outgoing travel to North KoreaTravelling from New Zealand to North Korea

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken hours before departing to North Korea.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering North Korea.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from North Korea

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from North Korea must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from North Korea will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for North Korea

Masks:Required on public transportation.

FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter North Korea. Please check the official guidelines from North Korea for permitted groups and exceptions to the entry restrictions.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter North Korea without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter North Korea.

  • Mask usage in North Korea is required on public transportation.

  • Restaurants in North Korea are closed. Bars in North Korea are closed.

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