South Korean students take part in an English class with their foreign teacher in Paju, north of Seoul. Photo: AFP
South Korean students take part in an English class with their foreign teacher in Paju, north of Seoul. Photo: AFP

First coronavirus, now this: South Korea expats face new visa restrictions

  • The country is changing the points system for its F2-7 long-term residency visa to favour higher-paid workers
  • English teachers, already viewed with suspicion by some after a Covid-19 outbreak in the nightlife district of Itaewon, could be among the hardest hit

South Korean students take part in an English class with their foreign teacher in Paju, north of Seoul. Photo: AFP
South Korean students take part in an English class with their foreign teacher in Paju, north of Seoul. Photo: AFP
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