January 25, 2021

Journalists deny reports of $10,000 visa fee to enter North Korea

ROK's TV Chosun incorrectly claimed press had to pay around $27,000 each for their visit

Foreign journalists currently visiting North Korea this week were not charged $10,000 in visa fees to enter the country, several members of the press currently visiting the country told NK News, refuting recent claims by South Korea's TV Chosun.

Journalists currently in-country to cover the planned demolition of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site instead paid normal visa fees to visit, they said, which vary between approximately $60-200 dollars according to nationality, journalists from two different crews said on condition of anonymity.