South Korea Next To Allow Filipinos Visa-free Entry for Winter Olympics
Following Taiwan’s move to grant Filipinos visa-free travel, South Korea is now the next country to allow Filipinos visa-free entry in light of the winter Olympics season.
According to a news report, South Korea is now the next country to allow Filipinos visa-free entry in light of the winter Olympics season.
According to a news report, South Korea will be allowing visa-free travel to Filipinos until April next year if they arrive though its airport close to the venue of the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Other than the Philippines, South Korea likewise gave Indonesia and Vietnam the same privilege as long as they arrive through YangYang airport close to Pyeongchang, where the quadrennial games will be held.
So far, there are no direct commercial flights from the Philippines bounded to YangYang. Unfortunately, two of the country’s giant airlines, Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Cebu Pacific only offer flights to Busan and Incheon.
In the past few months, tourism in South Korea had been struggling due to a previous standoff with China over the controversial deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system as it seek to counter the threat from its North counterpart.
Moreover, news reports claimed that South Korea also extended the waiver on the $15 visa-fee for Chinese tourists with valid electronic passports beginning the end of this year to the end of next year.