South Korean Embassy Issuing Tourist Visas Again Next Month

The embassy will resume issuing visas on June 1, 2022. Here’s what you can do in the land of kimchi and K-Pop!

Good news for Hallyu enthusiasts! The Korean Embassy in Manila announced that “application and issuance of visas, including tourist (C-3-9) will resume.” This is a welcome change for those wanting to visit South Korea.

More information on how to apply for such visas will be available soon. In March, the Korea Tourism Organization waived the quarantine rule for vaxxed tourists.

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People with multiple-entry visas that aren’t expired yet are in luck. They don’t have to apply for new ones. Additionally, “Submission of Consent for Isolation will no longer be required.”

Must-visit locations in South Korea

Here’s a handy list of places you shouldn’t miss!

1. Lotte World

This amusement park in Seoul is the first of its kind in South Korea. It’s the world’s largest indoor theme park! There’s also an artificial island and an outdoor park called “Magic Island.” The entire complex also has a Korean folk museum, a luxury hotel, shopping malls, and more. You can find out more on their official website.

2. Nami Island

Namiseom is located in Chuncheon, Gangwon-do. It’s a river island shaped like a half-moon. It’s popular among tourists because many K-dramas and variety shows use it as a location. But it wasn’t until 2002’s Winter Sonata that the island became a must-visit. (P.S. This June, check out the Nami Youth Acoustic Festival!)

3. Jeju Island

People often flock to Jeju Island in Jeju-do for its beaches, but there’s more to it than that. It has lava caves, theme parks, and waterfalls. There are three UNESCO World Heritage Sites there, and its history is on display at the Haenyo museum.

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