The United States intends to forbid their citizens to travel to the DPRK — travel company that organizes trips to this country, already received warnings from the government. Passport violators will be considered invalid
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The U.S. government intends to ban travel to North Korea to its citizens. About it reports Reuters referring to the message of the two tour companies that organize trips to this country.
“It seems that just a month the Americans will not be able to visit [North Korea] as tourists,” — told Reuters the CEO of the company Koryo Tours, Simon Cockrell.
According to the tour operator Koryo Tours, officially banning will be announced on 27 July, and will enter into force after 30 days. It is unknown how long until this ban.
According to the tourism company Young Pioneer Tours, a U.S. citizen who violates the ban may be deprived of his American passport.
“We have just been informed that the US government will forbid its citizens to visit North Korea. The ban will come into force 30 days after June 27. After the 30-day grace period for a passport of any U.S. citizen who will travel to North Korea will be considered invalid,” — said in a statement on the website of the company.
The U. S. Embassy in the capital of South Korea in Seoul did not answer for a query by Reuters.
Earlier, in early August, North Korea freed American student Otto Bombieri, sentenced to 15 years in prison for stealing campaign poster. Wambier was in Korea on a trip organized tour company, Young Pioneer Tours, said Reuters.
After his release “on humanitarian grounds” he was removed from the territory of the DPRK in a coma, and several days later after arriving home he died, without regaining consciousness. He was held in prison in North Korea a year and a half.
As stated by the authorities of the DPRK, during his imprisonment, a student became ill with botulism. The American doctors said that had not found him signs of this disease after the test.
In late June, U.S. President Donald trump said that the US government are developing a diplomatic and economic measures against the DPRK. The North Korean nuclear program requires a “strong response”, and the patience of Washington has dried up, he said after talks with South Korean President mun Jae Otherwise.