South Korea to Allow Visa-free Filipino, Indonesian, and Vietnamese Visitors for Winter Olympics


Filipino, Vietnamese, and Indonesian tourists during this time don’t need a tourist visa.

The decrease in Chinese tourists prompted the Korean government to attract other neighbouring countries like the Philippines, Indonesia, and Vietnam. To boost and help tourism recover from the loss in Chinese tourists, the South Korean government are taking new measures to revive tourism in the country.

Kim Dong-yeon, the deputy prime minister, said, “Although the tourism industry that has visited last year has grown, it has shrunk considerably this year.” The number of Chinese tourists has decreased from 3.23 million people in the same period last year (61.3 %).” “There has been concern that the declining number of tourists could shrink the tourism industry and reduce the number of related jobs,” he added.

During the 2018 Winter Olympics, Filipino, Vietnamese, and Indonesian tourists can visit SoKor Visa-Free. Officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games and commonly known as PyeongChang 2018, the Winter Olympics is a major international multi-sport event scheduled to take place from 9 to 25 February 2018 in Pyeongchang County, South Korea.

The Winter Games last a little over two weeks between the two ceremonies, and during this time, there will be 102 events in seven different sports with the sports being divided between 15 different disciplines. As tourists are more likely to stay for less than 90 days, they will not need a tourist visa.

Aside from securing about 2,261 rooms through two large cruises at Sokcho, the government will also organize free shuttle buses that will operate the Olympic city, including Pyeongchang and Gangneung, and neighboring cities.

According to mybucketlistevents, February 9 and the 25 will be popular days to attend because they include the opening and closing ceremonies which are always a stunning spectacle to see, but the other days will have event competitions and event finals to watch. Many events, like hockey, curling, and speed skating takes place on numerous days during the period of the games making any day a good choice.

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