April 21, 2021

Amid coronavirus concerns, North Korea rejects UK charter flight request

Flight would have helped provide supplies to stranded foreign residents, get some expats out

Update at 12:50 KST on 2/25: This article has been updated to include a statement from the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

Amid ongoing concerns about the Novel Coronavirus, North Korean authorities have rejected a British government request to fly a chartered aircraft to the country for support and evacuation purposes, NK News learned on Monday.