October 04, 2023

U.S. to extend North Korea travel ban for another year: State Department

Moves sees Washington renew restrictions in place since 2017

The U.S. government will extend an existing ban on its citizens visiting North Korea by another year, the State Department said Monday.

The extension, which will go into effect on September 1, renders U.S. passports invalid for travel to the DPRK and is reportedly motivated by Washington's concerns about "the serious risk of arrest and long-term detention in North Korea."