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Number of Foreign Subscribers to State Health Insurance Soars in 2019

Number of Foreign Subscribers to State Health Insurance Soars in 2019

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of foreign subscribers to South Korea’s state health insurance program surged in 2019 to top the 1 million mark after the country required long-stay foreigners to sign up for it, data showed Wednesday. According to the data from the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS), there were slightly [...]

Seoul City Runs Coronavirus Information Center for Foreigners

Seoul City Runs Coronavirus Information Center for Foreigners

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul city said Tuesday it has launched a telephone and online consulting service for foreigners on the novel coronavirus. The Southwest Global Center, a support organization for non-Korean residents affiliated with the city government, operates the information line in eight languages — English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Filipino, Pakistani, Nepalese, Mongolian [...]

Gov’t Offers Interpretation Service for Foreigners Calling Coronavirus Hotline

Gov’t Offers Interpretation Service for Foreigners Calling Coronavirus Hotline

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreigners who have been inconvenienced in terms of information related to new coronavirus infections will be provided with better service through interpretation. The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), in cooperation with the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), will support translation services for foreign language inquiries with the [...]

77 pct of Foreigners Have Positive Image of S. Korea as a Nation

77 pct of Foreigners Have Positive Image of S. Korea as a Nation

SEOUL, Feb. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Some eight out of ten foreigners around the world positively evaluated the image of South Korea. According to an online survey of 8,000 people in 16 countries, including South Korea, by the Korean Culture and Information Service operating under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, 76.7 percent of [...]

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 [...]