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S. Korea Begins to Restrict Visa Issuance, Flights from Pakistan, Bangladesh over Virus

S. Korea Begins to Restrict Visa Issuance, Flights from Pakistan, Bangladesh over Virus

SEOUL, June 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea began to suspend visa issuance and non-scheduled flights to restrict entry from Pakistan and Bangladesh Tuesday in the face of a spike in new coronavirus cases imported from the two nations. The government decided on Sunday to stop issuing new visas to nationals of Pakistan and Bangladesh, [...]

S. Korea to Suspend Visa Exemptions for 90 Countries Starting Monday

S. Korea to Suspend Visa Exemptions for 90 Countries Starting Monday

SEOUL, April 9 (Korea Bizwire) — The government will suspend visa-free entry and visa waiver programs for 90 countries imposing entry bans on South Koreans from Monday next week as part of efforts to curb the coronavirus inflow from overseas, officials said Thursday. Along with the planned suspension of visa exemptions, all 90-day visas that [...]

S. Korea to Temporarily Halt Visa Waivers for Countries with Entry Bans on Koreans

S. Korea to Temporarily Halt Visa Waivers for Countries with Entry Bans on Koreans

SEOUL, April 8 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will temporarily suspend visa-free entry and visa waiver programs with countries imposing entry bans on Koreans, as it seeks to stem imported cases of the new coronavirus, the prime minister said Wednesday. Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun also said the government will expand entry restrictions on foreigners traveling without [...]

Euronet Worldwide and Visa Partner Together to Fuel Fintech Growth in Asia Pacific, the World’s Fastest Growing Digital Payments Landscape

Euronet Worldwide and Visa Partner Together to Fuel Fintech Growth in Asia Pacific, the World’s Fastest Growing Digital Payments Landscape

LEAWOOD, Kan., Dec. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Euronet Worldwide (NASDAQ: EEFT), a leading global financial technology solutions and payments provider, and Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments, today announced a strategic collaboration to fuel and sustain the growth of fintech companies in the Asia Pacific region. The partnership utilizes Euronet’s Digital Integrated Payment Cloud [...]

New Visa to Allow Seasonal Migrant Workers to Stay Here for Five Months

New Visa to Allow Seasonal Migrant Workers to Stay Here for Five Months

SEOUL, Dec. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will extend the maximum period of stay for seasonal migrant workers on Tuesday from the current three months to five months to tackle chronic labor shortages in its agricultural and fisheries sectors, the Ministry of Justice said Wednesday. Under the current law, foreign seasonal workers invited by [...]

S. Korea to Allow Visa-less Foreigners to Stay Up to 72 Hours at Regional Airports

S. Korea to Allow Visa-less Foreigners to Stay Up to 72 Hours at Regional Airports

SEOUL, Dec. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea announced a package of policy measures, including the expansion of a visa-free stay program, on Thursday to help the country’s flourishing tourism trickle down to smaller regional provinces. The measures were discussed in a government meeting on strategies to promote regional tourism held in the southern city [...]

Visa Procedures Simplified for Foreign Material and Parts Specialists

Visa Procedures Simplified for Foreign Material and Parts Specialists

SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Recruiting foreign specialists and academics in the materials, parts, and equipment sectors will become easier. The Ministry of Justice announced on Monday that it will introduce a new electronic visa program for foreign specialists, following concerns that previous visa and administrative procedures related to recruiting foreign specialists in the [...]

Allpoint Network and Visa Partner on Convenient Cash Access for Southeast Asian Cardholders Traveling to the United States

Allpoint Network and Visa Partner on Convenient Cash Access for Southeast Asian Cardholders Traveling to the United States

HOUSTON, May 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Visa and Allpoint Network have partnered to make it easier for travelers visiting the United States from Southeast Asia to access their money without paying ATM fees. Under terms of the agreement, enrolled cardholders traveling with Visa travel prepaid cards and debit cards from select financial institutions will enjoy [...]