October 31, 2020

N. Korea tourism companies struggle through travel ban

Eventual lifting of ban may result in spike for 2015, but episode reveals inherent problems with North Korea travel

In late October, in an alleged effort to prevent the spread of Ebola, North Korea closed its borders and implemented a series of quarantine measures applied with very few exceptions.

The measures include a ban on foreign visitors, resulting in the cessation of North Korea’s tourism industry.