Chingu! It’s time to book those tickets!

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It’s time to start planning that vacation, and pack your suitcases! Because Filipinos will now be able to travel to South Korea Visa-free in 2020!

We have the Ministry of Strategy and Finance, as well as the Ministry of Justice for the “Visa-Free Program” that will enable Filipinos to enter South Korea visa-free! They officially announced this program last December 12 as part of the “Plan for Promoting Foreign Tours” in South Korea.

But the “Visa Free Program” is not exclusive to residents of the Philippines. South Korea will also be opening its doors to Vietnam and Indonesia for visa-free travel.

According to Pinoy Seoul, the South Korean government will allow tourist groups to enter the country in Seoul, Incheon, and Busan. And will be allowed to stay for up to a period of five days.

The Ministry of Strategy and Finance and the Ministry of Justice announced on December 12 that the government of South Korea’s “Plan for Promoting Foreign Tours” will allow Philippine passport holders to enter the country, visa-free.

So if you’re serious about planning a trip to South Korea soon, here’s a little guide for the must-see places in Seoul!

Don’t know where to go in Seoul?

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So in case you’re new to the Korean wave, there are some places in Seoul that you absolutely must visit. If you’re looking to shop for all the latest Korean fashion, makeup, and beauty products, there is no better place than Myeong-dong! But if shopping isn’t what you’re looking for when on vacation, you can try Gangnam, a famous nightlife district with all the best clubs Seoul has to offer.

And of course, you can’t skip out on seeing some history and culture, so visit the 600-year-old Gyeongbokgung Palace. Now for some family fun, you can also visit the amusement park Lotte World. Or you can go to Namsan and visit the N Seoul Tower for a breathtaking view of the city.

 

Overall, being able to add another country we Filipinos can visit visa-free is a major win. And it’s genuinely nice to see positive growth between the Philippines and South Korea. So here’s to more positive relations for our country in the future!

 

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So are you booking your tickets to South Korea now? We’d love to hear what you think! So share with us your thoughts in the comments down below! Or hit us up on our Facebook or Twitter @UDoUPh.

*Photo credits to Jack Brind and Robson Hatsukami Morgan

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