There is no ban in place right now? You mean the way that Americans keep vanishing in NK and so far it is okay to go there on a holiday?
US legislators are considering a tourism ban to North Korea. While there are many reasons not to visit the hostile country, such a restriction would be an illogical overreach in government policy.
Actually, don’t. The Kim family regime has been kidnapping American citizens and using them as leverage against the United States government—what Korean experts call “hostage diplomacy”—for years. And on the off chance you haven’t heard, earlier this month it sent University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier home with a fatal brain injury after first sentencing him to fifteen years of slave labor.
Holy Crap! How many Americans have been imprisoned in NK over the years? And yet you can still get a visa? Better yet, why would you want one?
First of all, what moron wakes up one morning and says “hey a trip to North Korea might be fun”?
And yet almost every year we read about an American that has gone to North Korea and then been arrested for espionage or something as lame…..and they keep coming…..exactly what is the big attraction that drives some to want to visit?
This boggles the mind that there is still a way to get a visa to visit NK…….seems like that would have been one of the first sanctions to go into place….but apparently no one thought that far ahead.