Foreigners in South Korea are also affected by the coronavirus pandemic. However, they have been mostly excluded from the government’s financial support.
The government of Gyeonggido is giving its residents 100,000 won per person. They have also decided to provide the same amount to some foreigners living in the province.
The Korean government suspends the re-entry permit waiver from June 1, 2020. What does this mean for foreigners residing in Korea with long-term visas?
Seoul Ministry of Education is providing 100,000 won food voucher to every elementary, middle school, high school, and special school student in its public school system.
School opening in South Korea has been delayed but the government said they will push through with the in-person classes from May 20 for 3rd year high school students.
Social distancing in South Korea started on March 22 and ended on May 5. It ran for six weeks and during that time, people were advised to avoid gatherings, festivals, and events. The government was specific to avoid going to church, entertainment venues like clubs and “noraebang”, as well as “PC bang” or internet cafe. […]
There is an estimated 2.5 million foreigners in South Korea. They have also been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some were furloughed, laid off, or received pay cuts. While the national government has started distributing disaster relief fund to Koreans, most foreigners have been shut out. Only those who are married to Koreans (F-6 visa) […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on ordinary citizens. In South Korea, hundreds of thousands have lost their jobs from February to April. The national government is well aware of this and thus they have setup a special budget for the “Disaster Relief Fund” or 긴급재난지원금 (“kin-geup-jae-nan-ji-won-geum”) in Korean. Who can apply for the […]