South Korea to allow visa-free entry to Filipino, Indonesian and Vietnamese Visitors on Winter Olympics

South Korea have many spots that tourists want to discover. Especially people who are fond of watching Korean dramas, they mostly want to visit the spots where their favorite K-drama was shot.

To boost their tourism industry, the South Korean government announced a very good news to neighboring countries like the Philippines, Indonesia, and Vietnam. They citizens of the said country can now enter South Korea without a visa.

In a report by Viral 4 Real, 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.

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 will last for about two weeks. 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.

The government already secured about 2,261 rooms through two large cruises at Sokcho, they will also organize free shuttle buses that will operate the Olympic city, including Pyeongchang and Gangneung, and neighboring cities. Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnamese tourists who are coming to Korea through Yangyang Airport will be temporarily allowed to enter the country visa-free until April next year.