Taken Question
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
December 21, 2010


Q: Does the United States put any restrictions on U.S. citizens traveling to North Korea?

A: While the United States government does not restrict travel to North Korea, the Department of State warns U.S. citizens against entering North Korea without first having received a explicit official permission and an entry visa from the Government of North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea). Travel by U.S. citizens to North Korea is not routine, and U.S. citizens crossing into North Korea without proper documentation have been subject to arrest and long-term detention. The United States does not maintain diplomatic or consular relations with North Korea.

More information can be found in the Department’s North Korea Travel Warning and our Country Specific Information for North Korea. \



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