August 2, 2017 / 9:45 PM / 7 months ago

U.S. to ban travel to North Korea from September 1, says Americans should leave

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A ban on travel by U.S. passport holders to North Korea will take effect on Sept. 1 and Americans in the country should leave before that date, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday.

U.S. citizens wishing to travel to North Korea would have to obtain a special validation for their passports, which would only be granted in limited circumstances, the department said in a statement.

Reporting by David Alexander and David Brunnstrom; Editing by James Dalgleish

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