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North Korea - Travel Tips

The Korean war ended in 1953 and since then the Korean Peninsula has been divided by a demilitarised zone (DMZ) separating the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in the north and the Republic of Korea (ROK)

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Despite North Korea threat, South Korea tourism sees record numbers -

over 3 years ago

Warm socks sent to North Korea by balloon #weird

over 4 years ago

#Korea: North Korea warns that plans for U.S/South Korea military maneuvers put peninsula on the brink of #war

almost 6 years ago

#Korea: High alert as North Korea fires dozens of artillery shells at South Korea. 1 dead.

almost 6 years ago

Recommended vaccinations for North Korea

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .


    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.


    Risk of malaria in this area is small, and prevention by malaria tablets is not recommended. Protection against mosquito bites by using impregnated bed nets at night will reduce the risk.

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