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North Korea reopens borders to foreigners after three years

September 26, 2023

BEIJING: North Korea will allow foreign nationals to enter the country from Monday, Chinese state media reported, after over three years of Covid-induced isolation.

North Korea has been largely closed off from the outside world since early 2020, when it shut its borders in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, with even its own nationals prevented from entering.

But it is this month showing signs of re-opening, with leader Kim Jong Un travelling to Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin and sending athletes to compete in the Asian Games in China´s eastern city of Hangzhou. Citing a reporter, Beijing´s state broadcaster CCTV said on Monday that North Korea had announced it would allow foreigners to enter its territory.