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S. Korea to Require Foreigners Arriving from High-risk Nations to Submit Proof of Negative Virus Test

S. Korea to Require Foreigners Arriving from High-risk Nations to Submit Proof of Negative Virus Test

SEOUL, July 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will require foreigners arriving from high-risk nations to submit a certificate showing they tested negative for the new coronavirus from Monday, as the nation struggles with a steady rise in imported cases. The high-risk nations are Bangladesh, Pakistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, according to websites of South Korean [...]

U.S. Soldiers’ Wild Fireworks Party Frowned on by Virus-weary Busan Citizens

U.S. Soldiers’ Wild Fireworks Party Frowned on by Virus-weary Busan Citizens

BUSAN, July 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Dozens of foreigners including U.S. soldiers stationed in South Korea created disturbances by setting off firecrackers at a renowned beach in Busan on Saturday night, apparently in celebration of U.S. Independence Day, local police said Monday. The foreigners shot numerous rounds of firecrackers into the sky and even towards [...]

Seoul City Moving to Pay COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds to Foreigners

Seoul City Moving to Pay COVID-19 Emergency Relief Funds to Foreigners

SEOUL, June 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul city is moving to provide emergency relief funds to foreigners living in the capital city that could benefit some 100,000 households, municipal authorities said Tuesday. The city government said that Seoul Metropolitan Council earlier in the day passed a 2.23 trillion-won (US$1.86 billion) extra budget bill that includes [...]

Seoul Distributes Foreign-language Guidelines on Food Waste Disposal

Seoul Distributes Foreign-language Guidelines on Food Waste Disposal

SEOUL, June 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul’s municipal government said Saturday it has translated its guidelines on separate disposal of food waste into 10 foreign languages for distribution to foreigners living in the capital. The 10 languages are English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Russian, Mongolian, French, Malay, Hindi and Thai. The government said the move comes [...]

S. Korea Drops Term ‘Alien’ from Foreigner ID Cards

S. Korea Drops Term ‘Alien’ from Foreigner ID Cards

SEOUL, June 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The word ‘alien’ will be removed from the registration cards issued to all foreigners residing in South Korea. The use of the term has been under constant criticism since ‘alien’ may also mean ‘extraterrestrial’ or ‘stranger’ in exclusionary terms. The Ministry of Justice announced Monday that it will select [...]