North Korea Reopens its Borders to Citizens Living Abroad


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North Korea has moved to further open up from strict pandemic-era isolation, with state media reporting Sunday that citizens living abroad have been allowed to reenter the country. State-run KCNA said that the State Emergency Epidemic Prevention Headquarters had announced that “citizens abroad have been allowed to return home". “Those returned will be put under proper medical observation at quarantine wards for a week," the report said. It added that the decision had been made “in reference to the eased worldwide pandemic situation." North Korea shut its borders in early 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic, but there have...