U.S. to exempt journalists, aid workers from North Korea travel ban

The Trump administration will allow American journalists, Red Cross employees and other humanitarian workers to apply for exemptions to a ban on travel to North Korea that is set to take effect in early September.

In documents posted online Tuesday, the State Department said that in addition to journalists and aid workers, Americans whose travel to North Korea “is otherwise in the national interest” will be considered for exemptions. The new regulations are to be published on Wednesday in the Federal Register, which posted the preview documents on its website. The travel ban will take effect on Sept. 1, 30 days after publication.

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