Pyongyang airport ditches quarantine for first foreign flights in 3 years
Rare flights for Russian and Chinese delegations to military parade suggest North Korea has shed COVID fears
Pyongyang International Airport welcomed flights from foreign airlines for the first time in over three years last week, including a Chinese plane that left and then returned again to North Korea, in a sign that authorities have shed their fundamental fears about the spread of COVID-19.
The aircraft carrying Russian and Chinese delegations notably touched down amid the DPRK military’s frequent use of the airport as a missile test center throughout the pandemic and as recently as a week before their arrival.
The Russian and Chinese delegations visited to meet with leader Kim Jong
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