According to the U.S. Department of state, holders of us passports from 1 September will not be allowed to cross the border of North Korea. All U.S. citizens located in South Korea, please leave this country until the beginning of September.
Journalists and members of humanitarian missions can petition about provision of the possibility to enter the DPRK as an exception.
North Korea will become the only state, entry into which is prohibited to Americans.
The ban stems from fears that American citizens may be subject to the DPRK to arrest and a long prison sentence.
We will remind, in January 2016 in Korea for stealing the propaganda posters was arrested by the American student of Otto Warmbier. The young man was sentenced to 15 years in labor camps. North Korean authorities released a prisoner under pressure from the international community after it became known about the catastrophic deterioration of his health.
Shortly after his release 22-year-old Warmbier died in the hospital.