MANILA, May 20 (Mabuhay) — South Korea will resume the processing of applications for the issuance of all types of visas, including the C-3-9 for tourists starting June 1, 2022.

The Korean Embassy in Manila, in an advisory dated May 19, said multiple entry visa issued before April 5, 2020 and has not yet expired may also be used “without re-application”.

In addition, submission of consent for isolation will “no longer be required” by June 1.

“More and more Koreans have been visiting the Philippines since the Philippine government lifted its ban on tourism. Soon more and more Filipinos will visit Korea,” the embassy said.

It added that the “resumption will boost people-to-people exchanges between Korea and the Philippines via tourism.”

The embassy said it will announce further details about visa application and entry protocols soon.

According to Seoul-based Yonhap News Agency, short-term visas have only been issued for the purpose of diplomacy, government affairs, or humanitarian reasons over the past two years. (MNS)

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