S. Korea to introduce new K-culture training, workation visas

SEOUL, South Korea will begin issuing the K-culture training visa for foreigners on a trial basis this year and consider introducing a new workation visa, with the goal of attracting more tourists from overseas, the finance ministry said Monday.

It is part of the comprehensive measures presented by the ministry, which also calls for simplifying entry procedures and devising various tour programs so as to better meet their needs and boost their conveniences.

According to the plan, the government will launch the so-called K-culture training visa for foreigners on a trial basis starting this year, which will be available for people who want to come here to take part in training programs on K-pop, choreography and other cultural sectors.

It will also consider the expansion of a digital nomad visa, where foreigners can work remotely while traveling in South Korea.

The one-year test operation of the workation visa has been implemented since January, and the government is mulling options to diversify its requir
ements in cooperation with regional governments so as to give foreigners more incentives and various options regarding their stay both for work and tours in specific regions in South Korea.

Source: Yonhap News Agency

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