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Vietnam Grants Entry Ban Exemptions to 340 S. Korean Business Travelers

Vietnam Grants Entry Ban Exemptions to 340 S. Korean Business Travelers

SEOUL, April 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Vietnam has granted 340 South Korean business travelers exemptions from its coronavirus entry ban, the foreign ministry said Tuesday, with their chartered flights set to depart for the Southeast Asian country later this week. The exemptions came amid Seoul’s stepped-up diplomacy to persuade foreign countries to allow essential overseas [...]

Kuwait Grants Entry Ban Exemptions for S. Korean Businesspeople After Brisk Diplomacy

Kuwait Grants Entry Ban Exemptions for S. Korean Businesspeople After Brisk Diplomacy

SEOUL, April 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Kuwait has granted entry ban exemptions to over 100 employees of 25 South Korean companies after government and parliamentary leaders appealed to the Middle Eastern nation that bilateral economic cooperation must be kept up despite the coronavirus pandemic, an official said. It is the first time that Kuwait has [...]

Super Junior Puts Off Japan Concerts over Impending Entry Ban by Japan

Super Junior Puts Off Japan Concerts over Impending Entry Ban by Japan

SEOUL, March 6 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop boy band Super Junior on Friday indefinitely put off its Japanese concerts after the neighboring country announced a plan to introduce quarantine measures for travelers from South Korea. Tokyo has announced that travelers coming from South Korea and China will be asked to stay at designated facilities for [...]

Entry Restrictions Deliver Blow to S. Korean Entertainment Industry

Entry Restrictions Deliver Blow to S. Korean Entertainment Industry

SEOUL, Feb. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — With a growing number of countries are either banning or restricting entry for South Korean travelers due to the new coronavirus, South Korea’s popular culture industry is being hit hard. K-pop stars scheduled for overseas tours or movie producers with plans for overseas filming are concerned that they may [...]

More Countries Impose Entry Ban on Travelers from S. Korea’s Coronavirus Hotspots

More Countries Impose Entry Ban on Travelers from S. Korea’s Coronavirus Hotspots

SEOUL, Feb. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of countries imposing entry bans on travelers who recently visited South Korea’s southeastern city of Daegu and the nearby county of Cheongdo is on the rise, Seoul’s foreign ministry said Wednesday, following a spike in confirmed novel coronavirus cases there. Earlier in the day, Japan approved the [...]

S. Korea Seeks Entry Ban on Foreigners to be Released from Quarantined Cruise Ship in Japan

S. Korea Seeks Entry Ban on Foreigners to be Released from Quarantined Cruise Ship in Japan

SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will bar foreigners to be released from a quarantined cruise ship off Japan from entering the country, a senior Seoul official said Wednesday, as Japanese authorities are scheduled to end the vessel’s quarantine over the coronavirus. In a press briefing, Noh Hong-in, an official of the central [...]

S. Korea to Impose Temporary Entry Ban on Cruise Ships over Coronavirus

S. Korea to Impose Temporary Entry Ban on Cruise Ships over Coronavirus

SEOUL/BUSAN, Feb. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will impose a temporary entry ban on international cruise ships to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus, government officials said Monday. The announcement came amid growing concerns about luxury liners’ vulnerability to the highly contagious virus as passengers and crew spend days or weeks together [...]

Passengers from China Undergo Strict Quarantine Screening Under Entry Ban

Passengers from China Undergo Strict Quarantine Screening Under Entry Ban

SEOUL/YEONGJONGDO, Feb. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — With the entry ban taking effect Tuesday against non-Korean travelers coming from or through China’s Hubei Province, tensions are running high at Incheon International Airport, the gateway to Seoul, where an army of hundreds of customs and health officials are mobilized at the airport’s three “China-only” arrival counters to [...]

Entry Ban on Foreigners Traveling from Hubei Takes Force on Tuesday

Entry Ban on Foreigners Traveling from Hubei Takes Force on Tuesday

SEOUL, Feb. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Non-Korean travelers coming from or through China’s Hubei province will be denied entry into South Korea starting on Tuesday, as the country is widening efforts to combat the continuing spread of the novel coronavirus. The entry ban applies to all non-Korean travelers who over the past 14 days have [...]