Please bring hard copies of your flight tickets:
From 1 January 2013 it is ok to bring mobile phones/smartphones to the DPRK including the phones with GPS. Visitors can keep hold of your cell phone when enter the DPRK but in order to be able to use local 3G network you will need to buy SIM card on the local network.
Yes, you can bring your professional photo camera and lenses to Korea, there are no limitations.
Please be advised that ocasionally cameras get checked at the border when tourists leave Korea (especially by train). A customs officer may ask you to remove some pictures from your camera.
Yes, you can bring your tablet or laptop to Korea, there are no limitations. Please be advised that the customs officer may ask you to turn on your laptop or Ipad and check your files.
Yes, you can bring your non professional video camera to Korea. Please talk to us if you have a professional video camera
You should bring some cash with you for your pocket expenses. Euro, US Dollars and Chinese RMB are the most welcome currencies in Korea.
It is also make sense to bring your cash in small bills and coins since sometimes it may be hard to get your change for a big bill.
If you are going to Rason Free Economic Zone please bring Chinese RMB or US Dollars. Euro payment is likely to be not possible in Rason.
No. You are not allowed to bring to Korea separate GPS device (even though GPS in phones and tables are allowed) as well as any type of radio receiving/transmitting equipment except to your cell phone
Yes, there are no limitations. Please feel free to bring any food you like. If you feel uncomfortable with Asian style food you may consider bringing with you some snacks. Drinking water can be purchased in plastic bottles at any hotel (very reasonable price) in the DPRK. If you have any special dietary requests or allergy on any kind of food, please inform us on booking
Yes, there are no limitations for medicine. Please keep your medicine in your cabin luggage to make sure you have it when you need it
Generally yes, you can bring guides and other books but please make sure there are no pictures or text criticizing North Korea or its leaders, or promoting other social, religious or political system of beliefs.
Please be advised that there were several exceptional cases when travel guides and some other books were confiscated by Korean customs officer during luggage check up.
We suggest bringing some little presents/souvenirs for the Korean guides and local children. Men appreciate cigarettes (most Korean men smoke) and women like inexpensive cosmetics. Children like chocolate, ball-point pens etc