The State Department really really doesn’t like Northern Korea. In an advisory first announced on 10 January, but just now making headlines, the advisory literally tells Americans hoping to get into the country — to plan their funerals. This is not a joke, people.
Apparently the situation in North Korea has gotten pretty dire, that, Korean officials have sworn to arrest and jail any American who steps foot into the region. While Swedish officials can intervene on behalf of Americans, that, may seem like a stretch given the current climate between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.
- “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.”
Furthermore, for our readers, who hope to (we hope not) visit the country one day — please remember that America has no diplomatic presence in the country or a consulate. If you travel to North Korea, you, are traveling into unmarked territory so far that the government cannot help you.