September 27, 2023

North Korea not opening border to anyone else after Chinese ambassador: Experts

Diplomats, NGOs and tourism industry sources say Wang Yajun was a one-off with no implications for broader opening

North Korea is not likely to open its borders to future inbound travelers any time soon, multiple diplomats, aid workers and international organization staff told NK News, calling last week’s entry of Chinese Ambassador Wang Yajun and his delegation a one-off event.

Wang was the first known person to enter the country in nearly three years after the DPRK shut its borders in an effort to keep out COVID-19.