Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)

조선민주주의인민공화국

Medical emergency: 02 382 7688 (Pyongyang number)

Emergency | urgence | emergencia | Notruf | 緊急 | крайняя необходимость: dial 119 or 112 from a mobile (only some operators speak English)


*WARNING for travellers: Some governments advise against all travel to North Korea due to the uncertain security situation caused by North Korea’s nuclear weapons development programme and related tensions. The ability of officials to provide consular assistance is extremely limited. Sweden, through its Embassy in Pyongyang, is the “Protecting Power” for Canadian, American and Australian nationals if any emergency consular assistance is required, but such assistance will likely be very limited, due to the unpredictability of the actions of the government of the DPRK. Those planning to engage in activities that the North Korean government forbids must be prepared to face imprisonment, torture, and even death.


North Korean women fleeing their country are frequently trafficked into forced de facto marriages with Chinese men. Even if they have lived in China for years, these women are not entitled to legal residence and face possible arrest and repatriation. Many children of such unrecognized marriages lack legal identity or access to elementary education. Source: World Report 2015: North Korea, Human Rights Watch, 2015

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