South Korea eyes relaxed visa measure for Asean states

South Korea eyes relaxed visa measure for Asean states

In its bid to open the country to regional tourism, the South Korean government is mulling to implement a relaxed visa for the citizens of the 10- Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) countries.
According to the South Korean government funded Yonhap News Agency, the Korean government had a meeting last December 12 re policy measures, which includes “a new visa program with Southeast Asian countries” and the expansion of South Korea’s visa-free stay program to regional airports on strategies all to promote regional tourism.

Seoul plans to sign a treaty with  Asean “to allow young people from the region to enjoy regional tours and language studies while staying in South Korea up to one year”.
Nami Island, South Korea
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Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, are the country members of Asean.

There is also plans to open new flight routes connecting South Kore’s regional airports to Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines “while newly allowing foreigners to stay up to 72 hours at South Korean regional airports without a visa starting in 2020”.
South Korea has been a famous tourism spot for Asia, since its influence with music and Kdrama’s has been hugely popular in the Asean region.

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