Hi, Katrina from WorldNomads.com here.
Yes, in general, the plans we offer do cover travel in North Korea, as long as your government says it's safe to go there.
Check your travel advisory before you book/go there and read the policy wording carefully of the policy you buy to be sure you know what's covered and what's not covered. All policies are different, depending on your country of residence, so if you'd like more details on the coverage, please talk to our customer services team: http://worldnomads.com/members/memberscontactus.aspx about 6 years ago
Hello, Andrea from Uri Tours, an American provider of North Korea tours. With respect to travel insurance, you should also ask if there would be any problems with a direct payout to the DPRK institution should you need to be covered for in country medical expenses (as an example). Some insurance providers will not pay out a DPRK institution directly due to sanctions and other political implications. But will rather offer a reimbursement to you for the payments. You can work with your tour provider to sort out the logistics. Alternatively, there are Chinese ins. policies that cover DPRK travel and may have different payout policies.
If you are a U.S. citizen, you can find more info on travel to North Korea and medical coverage here: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_988.html
For other questions on traveling to North Korea: http://uritours.com/dprk almost 6 years ago