S. Korea may allow 3-day visa-free stay for Filipinos in 2020

Traveling to South Korea visa-free may soon become a reality.

According to a December 12 report by Yonhap News, a government-funded news agency in the country, the government announced a package of policy measures to help improve the tourism of smaller regional provinces.

 

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Part of the four major policies discussed was a new visa program for Southeast Asian countries (Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines) in which foreigners can stay visa-less for up to 72 hours at South Korea’s regional airports.

The policy is projected to take effect in 2020.

Currently, Philippine passport holders don’t need a visa to visit Jeju Island as long as they fly directly to Jeju International Airport.

Bea Mandachttp://youonlylutzonce.wordpress.com/
Bea was introduced to the world of Korean culture through Full House, Jewel in the Palace, BoA, and TVXQ. She is also a fan of J-Pop, figure skating, and tennis. When not in her day job, she likes to be alone in her room or in a café with her pen and paper, or a laptop. She co-runs a figure skating blog with fellow KStreet contributor Clara. You can reach her on Twitter.

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