Myeongdong shopping area in Seoul, South Korea, was once a hot destination for tourists from China. Korean travel businesses cautiously await the return of mainland travellers. Photo: Xinhua
Myeongdong shopping area in Seoul, South Korea, was once a hot destination for tourists from China. Korean travel businesses cautiously await the return of mainland travellers. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese tourists and South Korea want to reunite but pandemic fears and rules stand in the way

  • Ctrip reports searches for flights to South Korea soared 158 per cent when China announced it would drop quarantine restrictions
  • Airlines and tour companies are not rushing to welcome visitors from mainland China while Covid-19 case numbers rise

Myeongdong shopping area in Seoul, South Korea, was once a hot destination for tourists from China. Korean travel businesses cautiously await the return of mainland travellers. Photo: Xinhua
Myeongdong shopping area in Seoul, South Korea, was once a hot destination for tourists from China. Korean travel businesses cautiously await the return of mainland travellers. Photo: Xinhua
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