South Korea to allow Filipinos visa-free entry for Winter Olympics

Filipinos can now enjoy visa-free travel to South Korea for the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympic Games, the official Yonhap news agency said.

It’s a part of the country’s bid to boost tourism. Aside from the Philippines, the South Korean government also included Indonesia and Vietnam visa-free privileges as long as they go through the YangYang airport near Pyeongchang, which is hosting the quadrennial games, Yonhap said.

It also reported that South Korea will be extending the waiver on the $15 visa fee for Chinese tourists with electronic passports to the end of next year from the end of this year.

“Korea is ready to welcome the world. We will welcome all eligible athletes and National Olympic Committees (NOCs), including DPR Korea,” chief organizer Lee Hee-Beom said during a meeting of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC).

The Winter Olympics will take place from February 9 to 25.

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