March 27, 2023

N. Korea enhances restrictions on foreign residents to block coronavirus spread

Diplomats and NGO workers not allowed to visit shops and hotels in Pyongyang through at least February 15, MFA says

Staff of foreign embassies and international organizations in Pyongyang are being increasingly isolated from contact with North Koreans over fears of spreading the novel coronavirus as the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) released another set of new restrictions on Tuesday. 

In a document seen by NK News addressed to “all diplomatic missions and international organizations,” the MFA set out new rules further restricting individual movement in Pyongyang and providing new details on quarantine measures.