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North Korea Travel Restrictions

Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter North Korea.

Outgoing travel to North KoreaTravelling from South Africa to North Korea

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

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

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering North Korea.


Return travelReturning to South Africa from North Korea

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from North Korea must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions
traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.
Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from North Korea are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.
Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for North Korea

Masks:Required on public transportation.

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