Washington, Sep 1 (Just News): The Department of State renewed its Travel Advisory for North Korea on August 31. The Department continues to advise travelers to not travel to North Korea. This replaces the previous Travel Advisory issued on January 10, 2018.
The full text of the new Travel Advisory is as follows:
North Korea – Level 4: Do Not Travel Do not travel to North Korea due to the serious risk of arrest and long-term detention of U.S. nationals.
Individuals cannot use a U.S. passport to travel to, in, or through North Korea without a special validation from the Department of State.
Special validations are granted only in very limited circumstances. More information on how to apply for the special validation is available here.
The U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in North Korea as it does not have diplomatic or consular relations with North Korea. Sweden serves as the protecting power for the United States in North Korea, providing limited emergency services. The North Korean government routinely delays or denies Swedish officials access to detained U.S. citizens.
Due to risks to civil aviation operating within or in the vicinity of North Korea, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) and/or a Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR). For more information U.S. citizens should consult the Federal Aviation Administration’s Prohibitions, Restrictions and Notices.