Countries that are hard to visit as American tourists

According to the US National Tourism Office, nearly 67 million Americans chose to take an international trip in 2016. The world may be our oyster, but some countries impose harsh visa requirements that may hinder American tourism.

North Korea

North Korea requires all visitors to book a full package tour before visiting, and tourists must stay with their tour guides the entire time. The lack of North Korean embassy in the US means that visitors need to travel to China before booking a tour.