U.S. sets Sept. 1 date for start of N. Korea travel ban
The United States on Wednesday officially set a September 1 start date for a ban prohibiting its citizens from traveling to North Korea. AFP PHOTO / GOH CHAI HIN
Josh Lederman, The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, August 2, 2017 10:43AM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, August 2, 2017 7:09PM EDT
WASHINGTON -- The United States is urging Americans in North Korea to get out before a travel ban goes into effect on Sept. 1.
The State Department is issuing a new travel warning for North Korea that reflects the Trump administration's new travel ban. That ban was announced last month and was published Wednesday in the Federal Register. That triggers a month-long period before it takes effect.
The warning says exceptions to the travel ban need special permission that will only be granted "under very limited circumstances." The State Department says it doesn't yet know when it will release information on how to apply for an exception.
Previous U.S. travel warnings also urged Americans not to travel to North Korea.