Published on : Tuesday, March 7, 2017
The China National Tourism Administration has made the tourists aware of the challenges imposed by South Korea on entry policy for Chinese visitors. To quote the China tourism authority website, ‘’ The number of incidents involving Chinese citizens’ entry to Jeju Island of South Korea has risen sharply recently. Some of them were denied entry and waited a long time at airports before they were repatriated, which has attracted wide public attention.’’ The authorities have advised Chinese visitors to exercise caution while selecting the destinations and to be aware of the risks of overseas trips.
To quote the administration, ‘’ If you are caught in an emergency or unfairly treated or involved in a dispute, contact the local Chinese embassy or consulates immediately. Evidence of the matter should be gathered and saved in case complaints or legal suits are lodged in the future.’’
Few Chinese tourism agencies have stopped offering tours to South Korean cities as per the advice of the administration. To add more to it, Wanzhong Tourism Travel Service cancelled all South Korean tourism products. To Guo Jinming, the head of online sales of Wanzhong, “the company thought it was the right decision to cancel recent trips to South Korea and regarded it as a patriotic move by a tourist company, as South Korea has provided land to the U.S. forces stationed to deploy the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense.”
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