Effective as of today, September 1st, the Trump administration has put in a travel ban to North Korea.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced the ban was going to come back in July, shortly after the death of Otto Warmbier following his release from North Korean custody.
Meanwhile, Alaska Representative Don Young and Senator Dan Sullivan continue to push for more funding of Alaska-based missile defense systems.
All of this comes after missile tests last month revealed that North Korea may already have the capabilities of reaching Alaska with intercontinental ballistic missiles.
The State Department says U.S. citizens can apply for exceptions to the travel ban, but they must prove that their trip is in the nation's best interests.
It's likely that professional journalists, Red Cross representatives, and humanitarian workers are likely to be allowed to travel, but it's expected that few exceptions will be made overall.