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North Korea customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to North Korea to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) North Korea make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with North Korea customs regulations.

Import regulations in North Korea

Duty-free allowance

  • Mobile phones.
  • Photographic cameras (analog or digital).
  • Laptops (without long range radio communication devices).
  • Personal Digital Assistants.
  • CD players.
  • MP3 players.
  • Books or magazines for personal use.

Prohibited items

The following are goods which cannot be brought into the country.

  • Video cameras.
  • Plants.
  • Animals.
  • Drugs.
  • Explosives.
  • Weapons.
  • Any kind of pornography.
  • Mass-printed propaganda.

For further information, please visit the Official Website of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Information has been updated: .