Korea resumes receiving visa applications today

Diplomatic Correspondent

8 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Korea will resume receiving visa applications from Bangladeshi nationals, including students, today after more than seven months of suspension due to the spread of coronavirus.

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen disclosed the information on Sunday.

According to a notification of the Embassy of Republic of Korea in Dhaka, the Government of Korea suspended issuing new visas to Bangladeshi nationals on June 23, 2020 in the wake of finding Covid-19 cases among Bangladeshis after their arrival in Korea.

However, recently, the decision to resume the visa process has been considered due to the improved corona situation in Bangladesh and the low number of Covid-19 positive among Bangladeshi arrivals in recent several weeks, reads the notice.

The embassy has requested the Bangladeshi visitors to take a high level of protective and precautionary measures with active and voluntary cooperation to avoid Covid-19 infections before, during, and after entering Korea.

The embassy ‘strongly’ advises aspirants to avoid contact with others for two weeks before entering Korea and apply strict personal quarantine measures. It also asked the visitors, who have Covid-19 symptoms, to postpone their travel plan.