XIX WORLD CONGRESS OF THE WORLD FEDERATION OF THE DEAF

Jeju Island & ICC

Introduction of Jeju Island (Reference: Wikipedia)

The 19th WFD Congress will be held in Jeju which is an island located in the south part of the Republic of Korea and one hour flight from the Seoul. Jeju Special Self-Governing Province is composed of Jeju City and Seogwipo City, and Hallasan Mountain, 1950 meters above sea level, is located in the middle of the island. Jeju Island is a world-famous volcanic island, and many parasitic volcanoes such as Oreum, columnar joints, lava caves, and basalt fields are preserved. With the main peak Hallasan as the center in the island, the east and west slopes are very gentle, but in the north-south direction, the slopes are slightly steep. Jeju has a temperate or subtropical climate, which is mild year-round, and although the temperature is mostly above freezing in winter, it is famous with windy island. In particular, the average temperature in July, when the 19th WFD Congress is held, is around 23-30°C degrees.

Main venue

Jeju International Convention Center

ICC JEJU is located in the Jungmun Tourist Complex at the Seogwipo City and this place is one of the representative vocational tourist complex in South Korea.

Jungmun Tourist Complex, where ICC JEJU is located, is an international tourist town with various hotels, tourist attractions, and restaurants.

It takes about 40 minutes by car (38km) from Jeju International Airport, and the airport limousine bus runs every 15 minutes from Jeju-Jungmun-Seogwipo.

As a representative domestic tourist complex, various tourist facilities such as Yeomiji Botanical Garden, Pacific Land, Teddy Bear Museum, and columnar joints, various accommodation facilities such as Lotte Hotel, Shilla Hotel, Hyatt Hotel, and Suite Hotel.

There are also many restaurants you may enjoy Jeju’s authentic food such as black pork and fresh raw fish food.

In addition, there are golf courses, shopping malls, various museums, Jungmun Beach where you can enjoy windsurfing, snorkeling, paddle boating in the beautiful Jeju sea.

http://www.iccjeju.co.kr/EN/Main
(Reference: Jeju ICC)

Visa Waiver Entry Program Suspension Notice

You can check the latest information on the Korean visa portal. (Source: Korea Visa Portal)

https://www.visa.go.kr/

Jeju Island Visa-Free Entry Information

● Temporary suspension measures have been applied to 90 countries/regions* that have a visa-waiver or visa-free entry program with the Republic of Korea, as of April 13, 2020.

※ 56 Visa-waiver countries and 34 Visa-free countries/regions
(※ Entry restrictions have been implemented for Japan as of March 9, 2020)

● Accordingly, persons with a passport from the relevant 90 countries/regions, which are subject to the suspension measure as listed below, are required to obtain a visa from a Korean diplomatic mission to enter the Republic of Korea.

Visa-waiver Countries 56 Countries

Asia-Pacific (4) New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand
Americas (18) Bahamas, Antigua and Barbuda, Haiti, El Salvador, Uruguay, Jamaica, Chile, Costa Rica, Peru, Guatemala, Grenada, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Saint Lucia, Suriname, Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago, Panama
Europe (29) Bulgaria, Italy, Greece, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Latvia, Russia, Rumania, Luxemburg, Lithuania, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Spain, Slovakia, Iceland, Estonia, Austria, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Portugal, Poland, France, Finland, Hungary
Middle East (4) Morocco, UAE, Israel, Tunisia
Africa (1) Lesotho

Visa-free Countries 34 Countries/Regions

Asia-Pacific (14) Nauru, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Kiribati, Australia, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Fiji, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macao, Brunei, Samoa, Tonga
Americas (5) Argentina, Ecuador, Honduras, Canada, Paraguay
Europe (5) Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Serbia, Croatia
Middle East (5) Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait
Africa (5) Mauritius, South Africa, Botswana, Seychelles, Eswatini (Swaziland)

The countries still eligible for visa-free entry after April 13, 2020 are as follows.

10 Visa-waiver Countries

Americas (7) Nicaragua, Commonwealth of Dominica, Mexico, Barbados, Venezuela, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Kitts-Nevis
Europe (3) Malta, Ireland, United Kingdom

11 Visa-free Countries/Regions

Asia-Pacific (3) Guam, New Caledonia, Palau
Americas (2) United States, Guyana
Europe (6) Monaco, Vatican City State, San Marino, Andorra, Albania, Slovenia

 

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