Tuesday, January 16, 2018
The U.S. State Department warned Americans traveling to North Korea that such a trip might be a death wish. The State Department published an announcement on its website cautioning potential travelers to the Hermit Kingdom with notice that the “U.S. government is unable to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in North Korea as it does not have diplomatic or consular relations with North Korea.” The few approved U.S. visitors to North Korea are urged to draft a will and make property and funeral arrangements with friends and family: “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.”
See Katherine Lam, Visiting North Korea? Draft a Will and Make Funeral Plans, State Department Says, Fox News, January 15, 2018.