North Korea FINALLY Opens Border Since Pandemic

April 29, 2019: 20 meter tall Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il statues at the central part of the Mansu Hill Grand Monument located at Mansudae, pyongyang. It was originally dedicated in April 1972

( – Since January 2020, North Korea has had their borders closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects, but they have now officially opened their borders. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had to make some tough decisions during the pandemic and had to take extreme measures. This is because North Korea experienced some of the worst effects of the pandemic.

The first group of outsiders to enter North Korea are Russian tourists who are traveling from Primorye and visiting Pyongyang, the North Korean capital. These Russian tourists will supposedly be taking a handful of tours and are scheduled to arrive at a ski resort in Masik Pass.

The decision to allow Russians as the first tourist group into North Korea after its border opening proves that the two nations are building strong relations. They have recently been seen working together on military technology and have expanded trade.

North Korea had usually seen a lot of tourism from Chinese citizens before the pandemic. A professor from South Korea’s Ewha University said, “Visitors from Russia are unlikely to be as financially lucrative for North Korea as the return of more numerous visitors from China. But the domestic political risk is relatively low while providing symbolism of revitalized relations with Moscow in line with Pyongyang’s current geopolitical narrative.”

This comes from an understanding of North Korea and the more luxurious areas that tourists can take part in. North Korea is known for having a multitude of luxury facilities and places that are marketed towards its wealthy and elite class. Pyongyang, North Korea’s capital, is filled with many luxury activities for the wealthier class of tourists to take part in.

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