Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the Republic of the Philippines clarified the VISA-FREE system, December 20.
According to their official statement, the VISA-FREE system is for group tourists who have scheduled flights to enter Korea with the final destination of Jeju Island.
Furthermore, it may be tested in the first half of 2020.
However, there are still no final devision about the system.
Read the official statement:
This is to inform you of the Jeju Group tourist visa system for Filipinos; which is said to take effect on 2020.
The visa-free system, which is scheduled to be tested on the first half of next year (2020), is for group tourists who have scheduled flights to enter Korea with the final destination of Jeju Island (using domestic flights).
Therefore, individual tourists are not eligible. And only group tourists with certain requirements will be given these benefits.
(ex. for Chinese passport holders, the visa-free entry system has been given only to group tourists with designated tour agencies.)
Currently there is no final decision on matter and it will be further discussed with the related ministries in Korea until February 2020.
We will notify you as soon as the details are finalized.
– Korean Embassy in the Philippines
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