Posted On 2014/10/25 By In News, China Outbound, Destinations, Health With 590 Views

Ebola Fears close China-DPRK cross-border Tourism

Tourist excursions between northeast China’s Jilin Province and the neighboring Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) were suspended on Friday, local travel agencies said.

According to travel agencies in Yanbian, a Korean autonomous prefecture, all travel to the DPRK has been suspended and those who have already signed up on tour groups will get a full refund.

“We were informed by tourism department of Rason city that foreign tourists will be prohibit from entering the country from Friday,” said Zhang Hongyu, staff with Kanghui travel agency in Yanbian.

Earlier reports said the DPRK had closed its border due to the growing Ebola threat, and the border will not be reopened until the crisis is cleared.

The tourism between China and the DPRK was suspended last year, but resumed shortly after.

 


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Article: Xinhua Net / Image: NIAID

Tourist excursions between northeast China's Jilin Province and the neighboring Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) were suspended on Friday, local travel agencies said. According to travel agencies in Yanbian, a Korean autonomous prefecture, all travel to the DPRK has been suspended and those who have already signed up on tour groups will get a full refund. "We were informed by tourism department of Rason city that foreign tourists will be prohibit from entering the country from Friday," said Zhang Hongyu, staff with Kanghui travel agency in Yanbian. Earlier reports said the DPRK had closed its border due to the growing Ebola threat, and the border will not be reopened until the crisis is cleared. The tourism between China and the DPRK was suspended last year, but resumed shortly after.   Learn more in our Global Ready China Seminars Sources: Article: Xinhua Net / Image: NIAID

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Stefan (from Austria, Europe) has been living, studying and working in China since 2010. Stefan has worked on several research, publication and consulting projects focusing on the China Travel Market. He holds three Masters degrees and is an expert on China Outbound Tourism, Marketing and Social Media in China. Stefan works with BMG on the Global Ready China Seminars as well as the Global Ready China News and related projects. He also has teaching engagements in the areas of eMarketing and Tourism Strategy.

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