North Korea travel - updates

Rappler's latest stories on North Korea travel


U.S. ban on North Korea travel comes into force

Sep 01, 2017 - 3:02 PM

On its website the State Department says it took the decision due to the serious and mounting risk of arrest and long term detention of US citizens

NORTH KOREA TRAVEL BAN. File photos by Jewel Samad and Ed Jones/AFP

U.S. sets September 1 date for start of North Korea travel ban

Aug 02, 2017 - 9:24 PM

The US restriction states All United States passports are declared invalid for travel to in or through the DPRK unless specially validated for such travel

NORTH KOREA TRAVEL BAN. File photos by Jewel Samad and Ed Jones/AFP

U.S. bans travel to North Korea after Warmbier death

Jul 21, 2017 - 5:34 PM

Young Pioneer Tours and Koryo Tours say the ban will come into force on July 27 – the anniversary of the end of the Korean War – with a 30 day grace period

NORTH KOREA. Competitors run through Kim Il-Sung square during the Pyongyang Marathon in central Pyongyang on April 9, 2017.  File photo by Ed Jones/AFP

US issues fresh travel warning for North Korea

Aug 12, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Although Washington has long warned about the dangers of traveling to North Korea in any capacity its formal advisories have strengthened in tone with the recent arrest and detention of a number of American citizens

TRAVEL WARNING. A file picture dated June 22, 2010 shows two foreign tourists taking photos on an excursion steamer under a North Korean flag in the coastal area of Rason Directly Governed City, North Hamgyong province, North Korea. File photo by Wu Hong/EPA

US warns Americans against travel to North Korea

May 17, 2016 - 6:35 PM

The State Department cites the serious risk of arrest and long term detention under North Korea s system of law enforcement

epa04856128 A North Korean soldier (R) stands guard as another solier (L) looks through binoculars toward South Korea at the Military Demarcation Line in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in the border village Panmunjom, South Korea, 22 July 2015. North Korea is believed to have erected a gantry at the station that is capable of firing long-range missiles twice the size of the 30-meter-long 'Unha-3', South Korean military and intelligence officials said on 22 July 2015. EPA/JEON HEON-KYUN

What it's like to tour North Korea

Feb 01, 2016 - 8:41 PM

Traveler Bla Aguinaldo visits North Korea and recounts his experience in one of the world s most isolated places

FIRST TIME IN NORTH KOREA. The writer photographs ladies wearing Joseon-ot (traditional Korean dress). All photos by Bla Aguinaldo

North Korea halts foreign tours over Ebola fears – travel agents

Oct 23, 2014 - 9:09 PM

It is unclear whether the reported travel ban will also apply to business and official travelers

In a photo taken on July 24, 2013 a North Korean airport staff member carries umbrellas before an Air Koryo aircraft in Pyongyang. Ed Jones/AFP