September 23, 2023

Tourism to North Korea suspended over Ebola fears

Ban unlikely a "cover," tourist industry insider says

North Korea has announced a temporary ban on tourism, citing the threat of Ebola virus, multiple tourism agencies announced Thursday evening Korean time.

Three tour companies contacted by NK News – Koryo Tours, Young Pioneer Tours and Juche Tours – confirmed they were notified by North Korean authorities that, starting from Friday, no foreign groups will be allowed to enter the country.