May 20, 2024

North Korea likely to reopen to Western tourists in second half: Tour company

Young Pioneer Tours anticipates broader July opening after Russian travelers became first to visit in years in February

North Korea will likely reopen to tourists from all over the world in the second half of the year, according to a company specializing in DPRK travel, after Russian tourists recently became the first foreign travelers to visit the country since the start of the pandemic.

In a statement on its website, Young Pioneer Tours (YPT) said it anticipates a resumption of foreign tours as early as July but cautioned that North Korean authorities have not provided a set date.

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