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(CNN) — South Koreans may soon be able to travel on their own to North Korea under new rules being considered by their government. The South Korean Ministry of Unification, which oversees policy towards the country's northern neighbor, has hinted that barriers to independent travel to the north could be removed in the future. The ministry's deputy spokesman, Kim Eun-han, said individual tourism was not subject to sanctions and that "the government is actively reviewing to allow South Koreans to visit North Korea individually as long as the safety for the citizens can be guaranteed.". He added: "Allowing South Koreans with individual visas to visit North Korea is also being considered, but ... Full story

15 January