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North Korea

Category 3 – Medium Risk: Entire country of North Korea

IMPORTANT: North Korea is not covered by UT’s International SOS policy. Travelers must contact to find out how to ensure that adequate emergency assistance coverage is available.

The risk ratings above are in accordance with the UT Restricted Regions List. If you are traveling to this location, please refer to the guidelines for Requesting Travel Authorization to Restricted Regions.

Before beginning the request process, we encourage you to visit the following websites to gain a better understanding of the risks associated with travel to this country:

Since the United States does not maintain diplomatic or consular relations with North Korea, the U.S. Government cannot provide normal consular services to its citizens in North Korea.

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Links to International News Sources

BBC - North Korea Country Profile
Reuters - North Korea
CNN - North Korea
NPR - Asia
NY Times - North Korea
The Washington Post - Asia
The Huffington Post - North Korea
MSNBC - North Korea
The Economist - Asia

The well-being of UT students, faculty, and staff is the primary concern of the UT-Austin International Oversight Committee. We realize that some areas of the world present heightened health, safety, and security risks, and so the resources above are provided to help UT travelers make informed decisions regarding their international travel.