Chinese tourists visit Gyeongbokgung palace in Seoul in 2015, during an outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome. Beijing banned all group tours to the country in March following Seoul’s decision to install a US anti-missile system. Photo: AFP Chinese tourists visit Gyeongbokgung palace in Seoul in 2015, during an outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome. Beijing banned all group tours to the country in March following Seoul’s decision to install a US anti-missile system. Photo: AFP
Chinese tourists visit Gyeongbokgung palace in Seoul in 2015, during an outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome. Beijing banned all group tours to the country in March following Seoul’s decision to install a US anti-missile system. Photo: AFP
South Korea

China to partially lift ban on group tours to South Korea but online curbs will stay

Travel packages from Beijing and Shandong can be booked over the counter in sign of thawing relations between the two countries

Topic |   South Korea
Chinese tourists visit Gyeongbokgung palace in Seoul in 2015, during an outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome. Beijing banned all group tours to the country in March following Seoul’s decision to install a US anti-missile system. Photo: AFP Chinese tourists visit Gyeongbokgung palace in Seoul in 2015, during an outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome. Beijing banned all group tours to the country in March following Seoul’s decision to install a US anti-missile system. Photo: AFP
Chinese tourists visit Gyeongbokgung palace in Seoul in 2015, during an outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome. Beijing banned all group tours to the country in March following Seoul’s decision to install a US anti-missile system. Photo: AFP
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