Trump to Ban North Korea Travel in 6 days?
This sounds legitimate, I can see the Swedish being asked to help with this and leaking the plan without malice, but without confirmation this is probably subject to change and or revision. Either way, I applaud the move, I must be candid, I had no idea we were stupid enough to let people other then Dennis Rodman still travel to North Korea. When I visited Yellowstone, I noticed something, they had guardrails up in certain places only — to block the stupid park visitors from going into the really dangerous areas where they would get killed. They also warn you of course.
Nevertheless, you would not be surprised how many people get killed in the park system anyway, or go missing, and the two big culprits are always the same, stupidity and alien abduction (apparently aliens enjoy our parks). Since I’m still unconvinced about the aliens, that leaves stupidity, or the willing refusal to follow signs, warnings, advice, instruction or use common sense when it comes to traveling, hiking, and camping.
These idiots are the minority, like with North Korea, I don’t think there are a lot of people traveling there, again, common sense would warn you off this idea, but evidently there are some — they are probably visiting on a teaching or religious mission. Still, mission or no, it’s long past time to get out if the North Koreans know you are an American.
Here is the ZeroHedge piece:
By Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge — Dennis Rodman will be disappointed to learn that the US is set to ban all citizens from traveling to North Korea, according to two agencies that operate tours there. Koryo Tours and Young Pioneer Tours said the ban would be announced on 27 July to come into effect 30 days later, the BBC reported. “After the 30-day grace period any US national that travels to North Korea will have their passport invalidated by their government.” The ban comes one month after US student Otto Warmbier died following his imprisonment by the Kim regime.
China-based Young Pioneer Tours, which had taken Warmbier to North Korea, and Koryo Tours said the ban will come into force on July 27 – the anniversary of the end of the Korean War – with a 30-day grace period. Koryo Tours added that the Swedish embassy in Pyongyang, which handles consular affairs for the United States in the North, informed it of the ban, but did not say how long it would last. The U.S. embassy in the South Korean capital, Seoul, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Rowan Beard said that the 30-day grace period would “give leeway for any [Americans] currently in the country as tourists or on humanitarian work”. Simon Cockerill, of Koryo Tours, said: “It remains to be seen what the exact text is, but the indication is it’s just a straight up ban on Americans going.” Mr Cockerill told the BBC the agency would still conduct tours and take Americans until the ban came into effect.
Additionally, Rowan Beard of Young Pioneer Tours, told the BBC the embassy was urging all US nationals to depart immediately. He said the embassy was trying to check on the number of US tourists left in the country.