No. of crew members in S. Korea exceeds that of foreign tourists in May

  • 4 years ago
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Due to travel restrictions imposed due to COVID-19, there were fewer foreign tourists to South Korea in May than there were local crew members.
According to Korea Tourism Organization Monday, just over 6-thousand foreigners visited South Korea in May, far lower than the almost 13-thousand crew members who were working on flights and ships.
South Korea's ongoing two-week long self-quarantine made travel much more difficult.
Only around 180 Chinese tourists visited South Korea in May, a massive drop from the 410-thousand who visited during the same month last year.
In fact, there have been zero foreigners arriving at Jeju International Airport from overseas since April.