North Korean border to stay shut until coronavirus cure available, official says | NK News
June 14, 2024
Border Controls

North Korean border to stay shut until coronavirus cure available, official says

DPRK also extends winter vacation for students as quarantine measures taken across the country

North Korea will keep its borders closed until a means to diagnose and cure the novel coronavirus is "completely" developed, the country's Vice Minister of Public Health said in an interview with an influential pro-North Korean media outlet published on Thursday.

The comments, made by Kim Hyong Hun in a video interview with Choson Sinbo, detailed ongoing quarantine measures being taken in the country, while confirming that the DPRK will maintain an effective ban on travel until a cure for the virus -- known officially as COVID-19 -- is found.

Become a member for less than $4 per week.

  • Unlimited access to all of NK News: reporting, investigations, analysis
  • The NK News Daily Update, an email newsletter to keep you in the loop
  • Searchable archive of all content, photo galleries, special columns
  • Contact NK News reporters with tips or requests for reporting
Get unlimited access to all NK News content, including original reporting, investigations, and analyses by our team of DPRK experts.
Subscribe now

All major cards accepted. No commitments – you can cancel any time.