From their fashion sense, to their music and television, to their food, the Korean culture has been undoubtedly imbibed in the daily Filipino routine. This is why visiting Korea is seemingly a must for the avid Korean fan. Starting 2020, traveling to the well-loved country is easier as Filipinos will then be granted visa-free entry to the culture-rich destination.
PLAN FOR PROMOTING FOREIGN TOURS
Earlier this month, the Ministry of Strategy and Finance and the Ministry of Justice announced that the Korean government program titled “Plan for Promoting Foreign Tours” will allow Philippine passport holders to enter specific airports–Seoul, Incheon, and Busan–as long as the trip will only last for a maximum of five days and the final destination is Jeju Island.
In addition to the Philippines, two other Southeast Asian countries, Vietnam and Indonesia, are included in the program.
VISA – FREE ENTRY TO KOREA, 3 WAYS
Entry to the beautiful country via the said international airports and heading to Jeju Island is one of three ways as released in the official website of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Republic of the Philippines.
The other two involve either traveling to a third country within the next 30 days after arriving in Korea or transferring through Incheon airport with a maximum layover duration of 72 hours.