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Tensions between South Korea and the North remained high after the Korean War, exacerbated by such incidents as the assassination attempt on Park Chung-Hee by North Korean commandos in 1968, the bombing in Rangoon in 1983, and the North’s destruction by time bomb of a South Korean airliner over the Thai-Burmese border …
Formerly a single nation that was annexed by Japan in 1910, the Korean Peninsula has been divided into North Korea and South Korea since the end of World War II in 1945. The two countries engaged in the Korean War from 1950 to 1953 which ended in an armistice agreement but without a peace treaty.
The reason behind the tension is because of the fact that North Korea and South Korea are on the brink of a war. America was going to help and fight for South Korea but then the Afghan war started, so they have their hands full unfortunately. North Korea however have China on their side.
As the North Korean army pushed into Seoul, the South Korean capital, the United States readied its troops for a war against communism itself. At first, the war was a defensive one to get the communists out of South Korea, and it went badly for the Allies.
Freedom of movement. North Korean citizens usually cannot freely travel around the country, let alone travel abroad. Emigration and immigration are strictly controlled. This is because the North Korean government treats emigrants from the country as defectors.
U.S. passports are not valid for travel into, in, or through the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, North Korea) due to the serious and mounting risk of arrest and long-term detention of U.S. citizens in North Korea. Note: you cannot enter North Korea through the Demilitarized Zone from South Korea.
Do not travel to North Korea due to COVID-19 and the serious risk of arrest and long-term detention of U.S. nationals. Individuals cannot use a U.S. passport to travel to, in, or through North Korea without a special validation from the Department of State.
Despite what you may hear, it is safe to travel to North Korea. Tourism is very welcomed in North Korea. North Koreans are friendly and accommodating if you let them into your world and avoid insulting their beliefs or ideology. Even during tense political moments, tourism within the DPRK is never affected.
Tourists cannot bring the following items into the DPRK: stand-alone GPS devices, pornography, drones, magazines, newspapers, religious texts, or any print or digital resources about North Korea or South Korea. Take note that if you do bring your mobile phone, you cannot make any international calls in North Korea.