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South Korea is not going to cancel visa-free regime with Russia
The sanctions against Russia, which the West threatens with the Ukrainian question, will not affect the visa regime between the Russian Federation and South Korea. According to the Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Vladivostok Lee Yang Gu, no sanctions to toughen the visa regime or cancellation of visa-free entry are not expected yet.
The simplification of the visa regime between the two countries has already yielded first positive results. Since January 1, 2014, the number of Russian tourists entering Korea has increased by 30% compared to the same period in 2013. Korean tourists use their advantage less willingly - the increase in the tourist flow from their side has increased by only 10%.
Since the beginning of this year, Russia and South Korea have switched to a visa-free regime for short-term trips of citizens of the two countries. The agreement on visa-free travel allowed tourists from Russia to stay up to 60 days in Korea and vice versa. The total period of the permitted stay of citizens in the territory of the state of the other party should not exceed 90 days for each period in 180 days.