More countries impose restrictions on travelling to North Korea

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, file photo, people watch a TV news program showing North Korea's announcement, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. After ringing in the new year with claims of its first successful hydrogen bomb test, North Korea is now calling on the United States and the world community to accept it as a nuclear power, jettison the pursuit of punitive sanctions and allow it to focus on what it really wants: build up the nation’s troubled economy. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

After ringing in the new year with claims of its first successful hydrogen bomb test, North Korea is now calling on the United States and the world community to accept it as a nuclear power. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

More countries are warning their citizens of travelling to North Korea, especially after the fourth nuclear experiment conducted earlier this month in Pyeongyang.

According to a report by Voice of America radio on Wednesday 27th January, Canadian government warned its citizens from travelling to North Korea on 8th January, two days after the North Korean nuclear experiment. They pointed they can’t guarantee the safety of their citizens in North Korea, pointing the country’s nuclear activity and authoritarian government. They also added that their consulate services would be very limited as Canada doesn’t have a diplomatic envoy in North Korea.

It’s also reported that the Swiss foreign ministry updated their website regarding travelling to North Korea on 12th January, warning citizens of the rising tension between the two Koreas. While the British government added information on the fourth North Korean nuclear experiment in their “Travel Abroad” section. They warned their citizens to take into consideration the political and security conditions in North Korea.

It’s noteworthy to mention that North Korea detained three western travellers, among them an American university student, on charges of hostility against the country.

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