October 21, 2019
What to make of Washington’s new visa restrictions on visitors to North Korea
While inconvenient for many, the measures are unlikely to have a major impact on the DPRK economy
The Department of State will no longer offer visa-free access to the United States for foreigners who have previously traveled to North Korea, an updated regulation introduced on Tuesday showed.Based on 2015-era legislation, the development will complicate travel eligibility to the U.S. for tens of thousands of people worldwide, create new obstacles for an already under-pressure North Korea