The purpose of off-limit areas is to ensure continued mission readiness and to assess the current operational environment.
The areas and establishments listed below have been declared off-limits for safety, health, or operational considerations for all personnel subject to USFK regulation, except as noted. Additional off-limits areas are determined by Area Commanders.
a. All tattoo parlors and body piercing shops.
b. All houses of prostitution. A house of prostitution is defined as any building or structure where prostitution or the promotion of prostitution (engaging in any sexual activity with another person for a fee) is regularly carried on by one or more persons under the control, management, or supervision of another.
For further information on these regulations and policies, or any other USFK regulation please visit the USFK website and click on the publications link.
The area known as “Texas Street” in Busan (indicated in the below map) is off-limits to all Navy personnel from the hours of 1700 - 0500.
The Texas Street area is a popular tourist/liberty area and there is good, legitimate business there, especially tourist shopping, but research has shown that Sailors and families were at risk in the late evening, so we tailored the off-limits hours to accommodate any shopping desired prior to the 1700 cut-off.