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Seoul City to Provide 100,000 Filter Replaceable Fabric Masks to Foreigners

Seoul City to Provide 100,000 Filter Replaceable Fabric Masks to Foreigners

SEOUL, March 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul metropolitan government said Tuesday that it will provide a total of 100,000 filter replaceable face masks to foreign residents who are sidelined from the government-controlled mask supply system amid the coronavirus outbreak. According to the municipal government, 100,000 sets of a reusable cotton mask with five filters [...]

Korean Concert Tickets Increasingly Popular Among Foreigners

Korean Concert Tickets Increasingly Popular Among Foreigners

SEOUL, March 20 (Korea Bizwire) — English-speaking spectators accounted for the largest portion of overseas tickets reserved for domestic concerts over the past two years. Interpark Corp., a leading online ticket and book seller, analyzed big data for tickets sold between Jan. 1, 2018 and Dec. 31, 2019 on its global site, which is operated [...]

S. Korea Unveils Stronger Measures Against Foreigners Who Ignore Virus Guidance

S. Korea Unveils Stronger Measures Against Foreigners Who Ignore Virus Guidance

SEOUL, March 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Thursday unveiled stronger measures against foreigners here who reject health guidance despite being suspected or confirmed patients of the new coronavirus. The justice ministry said the government will cancel visas or stay permits of foreign nationals living here who are suspected or confirmed of having COVID-19 [...]

Foreign Investors Turn to Net Sellers of Local Stocks in Feb.

Foreign Investors Turn to Net Sellers of Local Stocks in Feb.

SEOUL, March 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreign investors became net sellers of South Korean stocks last month, ending their two-month buying spree, data showed Monday. Foreigners sold a net 3.22 trillion won (US$2.6 billion) worth of local stocks in February, according to the data from the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS). American investors sold a net [...]

Seoul Exempts Foreigners from Visa Extension Through April to Combat Virus

Seoul Exempts Foreigners from Visa Extension Through April to Combat Virus

SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 130,000 registered foreigners in South Korea whose period of stay expires between Monday and April 29 are not required to visit immigration offices to extend their visas, the Ministry of Justice said, announcing a new measure to halt the coronavirus outbreak. The ministry said it will automatically [...]

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 [...]