Published on : Saturday, July 22, 2017
US government said that it will bar Americans from travelling to North Korea, as there is a risk of “long-term detention” in the country. U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson has authorised a “Geographical Travel Restriction” to prevent them from entering North Korea, where a US student, Otto Warmbier (22 years) was jailed while on a tour last year for sealing the propaganda and later died.
He was sentenced last year to 15 years hard labour in North Korea however, was released on humanitarian ground on June 13 and returned to US. He was in the state of coma but later died.
When the bar will be on effect, U.S. passports will be invalid for travel to, through and in North Korea and Americans will be required to get a passport with a special validation in order to travel to or within North Korea. This is a move by the U S Government, due to “mounting concerns over the serious risk of arrest and long-term detention under North Korea’s system of law enforcement.
North Korea is currently holding two Korean-American educational institutions and a missionary. Japan also says North Korea has also detained at least quite a few dozen of its nationals.
US officials said how many Americans are currently in North Korea. North Korea will be the only country, which is banned by the global Americans. The Department will issue a notice in the Federal Register next week.
United States Department of State, Heather Nauert said that the Americans who wanted to travel to North Korea for special reason could apply for special passports. But North Korea is allowing foreign tourists to visit but their travel is strictly limited.
There are hundreds of Americans who visit North Korea each year, according to U.S. Representative Joe Wilson, a Republican from South Carolina.
North Korea is now becoming a powerful country with having the dangerous nuclear weapons and missiles. It is now a threat to the USA and a serious security challenge. Donald Trump, President of USA vowed to prevent North Korea from being able to hit the United States with a nuclear warhead.