March 21, 2023

North Korea imposes one-month quarantine on foreign visitors from China

News comes as DPRK state media reports "high-intensity" steps to fight coronavirus spread

Update at 1600 KST: this article has been updated to include further details of the travel restrictions

North Korean authorities will now require all foreigners visiting the country from China to stay in quarantine for a month, the Russian embassy in Pyongyang said Tuesday, as the country moves to prevent an outbreak of a new strand of the deadly coronavirus.