November 29, 2023

N. Korea upgrades Rason border to national level access point

New rules mean that travel from Pyongyang to Rason now possible

North Korea has upgraded the Wonjong international border crossing at the Rason Special Economic Zone to a national-level entry and access point, meaning that visitors can now enter and depart the Rajin-Sonbong area from points other than north-eastern China.

Until now, foreign visitors entering the Rason Special Economic Zone had been required to enter and depart the area from the Wonjong border crossing, meaning that onward travel to other destinations in North Korea was not been possible.