February 25, 2024
COVID-19

North Korean citizens returning home for first time since 2020: State media

Quarantine awaits citizens from China as DPRK reveals major step toward post-pandemic normalcy to domestic readers

North Korea has officially reopened its borders to citizens residing abroad after they were closed for nearly four years, state media announced Sunday in the first announcement on the matter to domestic readers.

“DPRK citizens abroad have been allowed to return home, according to the decision of the State Emergency Epidemic Prevention Headquarters (SEEPH) of the DPRK to adjust the anti-epidemic degree in reference to the eased worldwide pandemic situation,” the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported.