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Number of Foreign Tourists Nose-dives in March amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Number of Foreign Tourists Nose-dives in March amid Coronavirus Pandemic

SEOUL, April 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of foreign arrivals in South Korea nose-dived nearly 95 percent last month due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, government data showed Saturday. According to the data by the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), 83,497 foreign people visited South Korea in March, down 94.6 percent from the same period [...]

S. Korea’s Annual Wintertime Shopping Festival to Kick Off Next Month

S. Korea’s Annual Wintertime Shopping Festival to Kick Off Next Month

SEOUL, Dec. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s annual wintertime shopping festival will kick off its 45-day run next month nationwide to attract foreign tourists to the country, a government committee said Tuesday. Next year’s festival, Korea Grand Sale 2020, is scheduled to run from Jan. 16 till Feb. 29. The festival will be a [...]

S. Korea to Ban Foreign Tourists from Getting Driver’s License

S. Korea to Ban Foreign Tourists from Getting Driver’s License

SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Short-term foreign visitors will soon be barred from applying for a South Korean driver’s license, as a revision of a relevant local law is imminent, police said Monday. The Road Traffic Act’s revision to allow only registered foreigners to obtain a driver’s license here is awaiting passage during the [...]