As is standard practice with legitimate tour operators and in particular due to the isolation of the country Koryo Tours insist that tourists travelling to DPRK have full medical insurance. We will not take you into the country without this so please read the following:
Koryo Tours cannot be held responsible for any mishap to yourself or your property and in particular any consequence or effects of flight/train cancellation/delay, robbery, sickness, Government intervention or other such happenings.
You are advised to insure yourself against any possible risk that may occur and in particular to ensure that sufficient insurance has been obtained in respect of any dependent relatives. It is your responsibility to be covered by insurance which must include medical expenses and the cost of repatriation should you become too ill to continue.
Any claims must be directed to your insurers. We will require you to sign a form stating that you have adequate insurance coverage and that Koryo will not be held liable for any medical expenses you may incur.
If you have a medical condition which may affect your health or safety in North Korea you must inform us before visa application.
Koryo Tours offers an exclusive insurance policy through BUPA Global which provides worldwide protection, including for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (‘DPRK’ or ‘North Korea’). Importantly, it also covers sports activities such as marathons, skiing, hiking, horse riding and many others that you may participate in on our tours.
This policy gives you the best available care for medical emergencies, and will cover you for medical evacuation & repatriation, and inpatient & outpatient treatments. Children under 2 years old are covered at no extra cost.
BUPA Global offers three different levels of cover to choose from for this policy, with the basic option providing you with the minimum required medical travel insurance. You can further upgrade your policy with additional coverage for non medical expenses (e.g. personal liability, baggage loss, travel delays, security & legal assistance, etc.), and trip cancellation.
The cost of this policy varies depending on your country of residence, the length of your trip, your age, and the level of coverage you would like to take out. You can purchase coverage for a single trip or take out an annual policy if you prefer. You will need coverage for your time travelling with Koryo Tours, but this policy can cover you for your entire trip from your departure in your home country, through to your return.
You can access our exclusive offer by following this link where you can obtain a quote and purchase the policy: Bupa Global International Travel Insurance .
Please note that this policy unfortunately cannot cover residents of Canada, Brazil, Puerto Rico, and Thailand. Please contact us for alternative options.
Residents of the United States of America will be referred by the webstie to HTH Travel Insurance who can provide coverage for those officially living in the United States and are travelling with us to one of our destinations.
If you are 70 or over, then please get in contact with us to discuss your options.
Updated 16 May 2018.
NOTE: On meeting with us at Koryo Tours' office in Beijing we will require you to sign a form stating that you are not a journalist and that you will not publish anything about your trip. We are sorry to have to insist upon this but at the present time journalists are not permitted to enter the DPRK, if you are a journalist and are interested in travelling to the DPRK then please let us know and we will do our very best to assist you.