North Korea blasts US decision to ban American travel to country

North Korea blasts US decision to ban American travel to country

US passport holders are banned from traveling to the country from September 1

Friday, August 4, 2017

North Korea has criticised a decision taken by the US Government to prohibit travel to the country. 

The State Department has prohibited American passport holders from traveling to the secretive state after September 1. 

The duration of the order is roughly one year, with journalists and aid workers the only exception to it. 

Washington has also said US nationals who are resident in the country must have left by this date.

This decision means North Korea is the only country in the world Americans are banned from visiting.

Pyongyang's state broadcaster, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), blasted this measure by saying it limited free will. 

It maintained foreign nationals who are of "good will" will always be welcome in North Korea. 

The State Department's decision comes only months after the death of Otto Warmbier, who was airlifted back to his home country in a coma.

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