November 29, 2023

U.S. to ban tourism to North Korea from July 27, tour agency says

Tourist ban to be announced on North Korea's symbolic holiday of 7.27, agency says

The United States will formally announce that its nationals will be prohibited from touring North Korea on Thursday July 27 – the so-called 'Victory Day' holiday of the DPRK – China-based tour operator Young Pioneer Tours (YPT) said on Friday.

Washington had been mulling a tourist travel ban to the DPRK for several months, but it is thought that recent events like the death of U.S. national Otto Warmbier and North Korea's ICBM test of July 4th catalyzed further consideration of the matter.