Status of US travelers in North Korea

Office of Foreign Asset Control
(hat tip to Mr. Lukacs, with whom I visited Turkmenistan with Koryo Tours)

[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 31, Volume 2]
[Revised as of July 1, 2003]
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
[CITE: 31CFR500.563]

[Page 543]
 
                  TITLE 31–MONEY AND FINANCE: TREASURY
 
 CHAPTER V–OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
 
PART 500–FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL REGULATIONS–Table of Contents
 
 Subpart E–Licenses, Authorizations and Statements of Licensing Policy
 
Sec. 500.563  Transactions incident to travel to and within North Korea.

    (a) All transactions of persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction, including travel service providers, ordinarily incident to travel to, from, and within North Korea and to maintenance within North Korea are authorized. This authorization extends to transactions with North Korean carriers and those involving group tours, payment of living expenses, the acquisition of goods in North Korea for personal use, and normal banking transactions involving currency drafts, charge, debit or credit cards, traveler’s checks, or other financial instruments negotiated incident to personal travel.
    (b) The purchase of merchandise in North Korea by persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction, and importation as accompanied baggage, is limited to goods with a foreign market value not to exceed $100 per person for personal use only. Such merchandise may not be resold. This authorization may be used only once in every six consecutive months. As provided in Sec. 500.206 of this part, information and informational materials are exempt from this restriction.
    (c) This section does not authorize any debit to a blocked account.

[60 FR 8935, Feb. 16, 1995]

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