RoK resumes issuing short-term tourist visas for Vietnamese from early June

Tuesday, 24/05/2022 16:59
From June 1, C-3 short-term tourist visas will again be issued for foreign and Vietnamese tourists to the Republic of Korea, after being suspended from March 14, 2020, said the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO).

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In the past time, the C-3 short-term tourist visa was only granted to subjects with special purposes including: diplomacy, official service, agreements, residence, investment, and trade when coming to the RoK, but now the issuance of the visa has been expanded to all subjects such as: tourist group, self-sufficient tourists, visiting relatives and commere.

The Multiple Visa is also back in effect. Multiple travel visas which were issued before April 5, 2020 are valid for continued use.

With the resumption of tourist visas for Vietnamese, KTO Vietnam also launched the “Travel to Korea Begins Again” campaign with various activities for Vietnamese tourists and special support for travel agencies to promote the recovery of the Korean tourism market in Vietnam.

“Through new, diverse and diversified communication activities as well as practical support for travel agencies in Vietnam, we hope that tourism exchanges between Vietnam and the RoK will be strongly restored; determining a strong relationship between the two countries after 30 years of establishing diplomatic relations,” said Mr. Lee Jae Hoon, Chief Representative of KTO Vietnam./.