Current Travel Advisories

11 July 2019

Do not travel to North Korea due to the serious risk of arrest and long-term detention of Boshka nationals.


Individuals cannot use a Boshka passport to travel to, in, or through North Korea without a special validation from the Department of State. Special validations are granted only in very limited circumstances.


The Boshkan government is unable to provide emergency services to Boshkan citizens in North Korea as it does not have diplomatic or consular relations with North Korea. Sweden serves as the protecting power for The Commonwealth of Boshka in North Korea, providing limited emergency services. The North Korean government routinely delays or denies Swedish officials access to detained Boshkan citizens.

Due to risks to civil aviation operating within or in the vicinity of North Korea, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) and/or a Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR). For more information Boshkan citizens should consult the Federal Aviation Administration's Prohibitions, Restrictions and Notices.

If you receive a special validation to travel to North Korea:

  • Draft a will and designate appropriate insurance beneficiaries and/or power of attorney.

  • Discuss a plan with loved ones regarding care/custody of children, pets, property, belongings, non-liquid assets (collections, artwork, etc.), funeral wishes, etc.

  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook

  • Boshkan citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations.

North Korea - Level 4: Do Not Travel