October 04, 2023

A diplomat’s life: Navigating North Korea’s complex travel permission system

North Korea’s extreme social controls mean a complex process for any travel request, even for foreign diplomats

The following article is the tenth in a multipart series by Taylor Darby, a pseudonym for a foreign diplomat that worked in Pyongyang for an extended period of time before being forced to leave in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Views expressed in columns are exclusively the author’s own and do not represent those of NK News.