U.S. extends travel ban on N. Korea for another year: Report


the United States has extended its ban
on American citizens traveling to North Korea for another 12 months the US State
Department says the extension comes as there continues to be a serious risk to
Americans of arrest and long-term detention in the north-eastern Jae with
the details according to The Associated Press on
Monday the United States has extended its ban and Americans traveling to North
Korea for another year amid continued worries over the risk to US Nationals of
being arrested and facing long term detention in the north the measure was
extended once in 2018 and will now remain in place until August 31st 2020
the move follows a separate action by the US earlier this month
were foreign nationals with a record of traveling to North Korea after March
2011 must obtain a visa in order to enter the u.s. prior to this measure
countries that were part of the visa waiver program including South Korea
could use just the electric system for travel authorization to visit the u.s.
the travel ban was first imposed in September 2017 in the wake of the death
of American college student otto warmbier who was detained in the north
and died shortly after his return to the US however Americans interested in
visiting North Korea for humanitarian or journalism related purposes will still
be able to apply for exceptions through the US State Department isn’t a Arirang
news

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