The Department of State has officially warned all US citizens planning to travel to North Korea to draft a final will and organize funeral arrangements; urging Americans inside the hermit kingdom to “prepare for the worst.”
The State Dept. issued the stark statement late last week, informing all individuals who wish to travel to the region for business, diplomatic, or personal reasons that the US is “unable to provide emergency services” to those needing help or citizens detained by the communist regime.
“Draft a will and designate appropriate insurance beneficiaries and/or power of attorney; discuss a plan with loved ones regarding care/custody of children, pets, property, belongings, non-liquid assets (collections, artwork, etc.), funeral wishes, etc.,” says a statement on the State Department’s website, detailing the “Level 4: Do Not Travel” advisory.
“North Korea has repeatedly supported acts of international terrorism including assassinations on foreign soil,” said President Trump late last year. “This designation will impose further sanctions and penalties on North Korea and related persons.”
The announcement comes as the world prepares to travel to South Korea ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un shocked world leaders just weeks ago when he wished Seoul “great success” in hosting the international competition, adding that he hoped to “ease military tensions” with his southern neighbors.