USA we strongly recommend to visit North Korea due to the serious risk of arrest American citizens, and in case of urgency I advise you to write a will and prepare for the funeral. The appropriate appeal published by the press service of the state Department.
“Make a request and assign an appropriate insurance beneficiaries and/or power of attorney. Talk to your family about follow-up care/custody of the children, Pets, property, illiquid assets (collections, works of art), discuss your wishes regarding funerals and the like”, – stated in the message.
It is noted that passport for entry or exit from the territory of the DPRK is not valid without the appropriate checks in the U.S. Department of State.
Such limitations arise from the fact that the US government is unable to provide emergency services to its citizens in North Korea because there is no diplomatic or consular relations with the country. Only Sweden acts as the protecting power for the United States in North Korea, providing limited emergency services.
“The North Korean government regularly detains or deprives Swedish officials access to detained U.S. citizens,” says the Agency on the depth of the problem.
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22 July it became known that Washington has forbidden to travel to North Korea with a US passport.
In 2016 a North Korean court sentenced American student Otto Warmbier, arrived in the DPRK on the new year holidays, to 15 years in prison for attempting to steal a propaganda poster from the hotel. After 15 months in jail – 13 June – American student into a coma has returned home. He died.
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