North Korea shuts borders due to Ebola fears

Ministry Building in Pyongyang.

Ministry Building in Pyongyang. Image by David Stanley / CC BY 2.0

Foreign tourists will no longer be allowed in to North Korea, as the country has completely closed its borders over fears of an Ebola outbreak. The ban takes effect from Friday and will remain in place indefinitely, according to two China-based foreign tour operators to the country, although no Ebola cases have been reported by the North Korean government. North Korea hasn’t closed its borders since 2003, when tourists were banned due to the outbreak of the SARS virus. Read more:

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