Filipinos can now visit South Korea’s Jeju Island and Yangyang without visa starting June 1, 2022. 

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Philippines said that visitors to Jeju Island are allowed entry through direct flights and can stay in the area for up to 30 days. 

However, the embassy said Filipino tourists are not permitted to go outside the island. 

Tourists going to Yangyang should book a group tour program arranged by any of the eight travel agencies authorized by the embassy. They can stay in the area for up to 15 days.

Pinoy visitors can visit the Gangwon Province and the Seoul Metropolitan Area, however they are still required to return to the Philippines via the Yangyang International Airport. 

This initiative plans to “promote people-to-people exchanges between Korea and the Philippines via tourism” according to the South Korean embassy

Issuance of tourist and other types of visas by the South Korean Embassy will resume on June 1. 

Ronald Espartinez