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South Korea reopens to overseas tourists after two years

Foreign travelers can apply for a 90-day visa for group or individual tours

Hundreds of people line up to apply for tourist visas at the South Korean consulate in Tokyo in Wednesday.   © AP

SEOUL -- South Korea opened up to foreign tourists on Wednesday, issuing short-term travel visas for the first time in two years now that it has lifted most COVID-related restrictions for residents.

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