Tourists from well-off regions in China returning to South Korea
12/27/2019|12:04:19 PM|The Korea Bizwire

Chinese visitors from Shanghai, Guangdong Province, and economically advanced areas in China coming to South Korea have surged in number.

Diplomatic sources argue that travel exchanges between China and South Korea are on the verge of recovery as China is gradually lifting its travel restrictions to South Korea originally imposed following the diplomatic standoff between Seoul and Beijing over the deployment of a U.S. missile shield system, known as Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery, in South Korea.

The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Shanghai received 406,487 applications for private visas between January 1 and December 17 of this year, already surpassing last year’s record of 365,908 applications.

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