South Korea to resume issuing short-stay visas to Chinese citizens

Against the backdrop of improving the epidemic situation in China, the South Korean authorities will resume issuing short-term tourist visas to Chinese citizens. This was announced today, February 10, TASS reports with reference to the Yonhap agency.

The publication refers to a high-ranking official of the central headquarters for emergency response and security measures of the Republic of Korea Kim Seon-ho, who said that the proportion of people who tested positive for coronavirus among arrivals from China had recently dropped to less than 1%. The wave of infection in China, he said, has peaked and begun to wane.

In early January, South Korean authorities began requiring Chinese tourists to provide coronavirus test results before and after arrival, and stopped issuing short-stay visas, with the exception of diplomatic, service and humanitarian visas.

In December last year, China eased anti-COVID restrictions, after which an outbreak of the spread of coronavirus was recorded in the country. Since January 8, the Chinese government has significantly eased quarantine restrictions for those entering the country.

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