Taiwanese citizens to enjoy expedited entry to South Korea by June

A reciprocal agreement on electronic customs clearance services between Taiwan and South Korea will soon take effect, says a Korean official

Taiwan News 
Date: 2018/06/09
By: Teng Pei-ju, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The reciprocal agreement between Taiwan and South Korea

The e-Gate system at Taiwan’s airports (By Central News Agency)

on electronic customs clearance services at airports will take effect by the end of June, which will allow expedited entry for Taiwanese and Korean citizens traveling to one another’s country.

Park Kijun, deputy representative of the Korean Mission in Taipei, said the electronic customs clearance systems implemented in Taiwan and South Korea would be available for South Korean and Taiwanese passport holders at the end of the month, reported the Central News Agency.

The deputy representative was confident that the reciprocal measure would boost mutual visits between Taiwan and South Korea. He predicted that the number of tourists traveling between the two countries could surpass two million this year.

According to the Tourism Bureau, the number of Korean tourists visiting Taiwan outnumbered one million in 2017, increasing by 170,000 compared to the previous year.    [FULL  STORY]

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