December 01, 2023

DPRK loyalty badges now easier to obtain for foreigners, but come with a price

Sources say 100 euro "donation" now streamlining process

Non-North Koreans hoping to obtain official state-produced Kim Il Sung or Kim Jong Il portrait loyalty badges now face a more streamlined - albeit more expensive - process, multiple sources who have traveled extensively in the DPRK have told NK News.

Foreigners visiting North Korea may now visit the Kim Il Sung & Kim Jong Il Foundation building in Pyongyang and pay a 100 euro or 100 dollar donation to receive a badge, but only after receiving permission and the help of a local, two separate sources told NK News.