Great news for Chinese tourists! South Korea is working on issuing multiple-entry visa, particularly aimed to encourage more people to visit. The number of tourists from China to South Korea has been gradually increasing over the years. Hence, a multiple-entry visa can serve as a booster to attract even more Chinese tourists.
According to statistics, the new policy will benefit up to 30 million people in China. This approach is deemed to be essential for South Korea to attract more Chinese tourists – the world’s biggest travel market. In South Korea, the only visa-free destination is Jeju Island, which is more popular among local tourists. Let’s take other parts of Southeast Asia for comparison; many resorts are well received by tourists due to simple visa procedures. Perhaps South Korea has come to senses that the visa procedure has a close connection to its tourism report card.
At the moment being, Chinese nationals are granted a tourist visa with a 90-day validity period to South Korea and the allowable stay is from 15 to 90 days. With a multi-entry visa, travelling has become more flexible as peak seasons, high air fares and unreasonable hotel prices can be avoided. To compare the difference between the eased and current visa requirement to the beautiful country of South Korea, Chinese tourists may check out our page.
What’s more? To tempt more tourists to the republic, particularly the Chinese, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) shall establish a tourist police force to reduce and banish crimes against foreign tourists like overcharging, illegal taxi service and unauthorized tour guides. Also, tourists will be getting a Value-Added Tax (VAT) refund of 10% on the hotel fees when they depart from Korea at any airport or seaport from next year onwards.