November 29, 2023

Will the U.S. ever ban tourists from North Korea?

Ban would likely attempt to eliminate capital from regime and risks of further arrests

In the wake of sanctions and following the recent arrest and sentencing of yet another U.S. citizen in North Korea, the potential merits of a travel ban for the country have again been raised.

While the tourism industry in North Korea has long been the subject of debate, there appear to be two common goals of a travel ban on Americans going to the DPRK.