• Bloomberg


Instgramming tourists may soon get the chance to re-enact one of Asia’s most iconic moments in recent memory: April’s embrace between the leaders of the two Koreas.

Visitors to the Joint Security Area — where soldiers from the two sides have stood face to face for decades — will be able to freely cross the demarcation line “in the near future,” South Korea’s Defense Ministry said Wednesday, without specifying a date. That includes South Korean nationals, who have been barred from taking part in such trips since 1953 — except for a special reunion in which select elderly South Koreans were allowed to cross the border to visit relatives.

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