China’s Consular General in Jeju Island has lodged representations with South Korea over denial of entry to Chinese citizens into the area, said the consular department of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs through its official WeChat on Sunday.
It was reported recently that there is increasing cases of Chinese citizens being barred from entering Jeju. China’s Consular General in Jeju has demanded related South Korean departments to guarantee the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese tourists and arrange their return trip soon.
Around China’s Spring Festival period, there were multiple cases of Chinese tourists being denied entry to Jeju, while a news about a couple from East China’s Nantong city being detained in Jeju International Airport also made headlines recently.
According to the Global Times, when asked about the entry denials, the Consular Protection and Emergency Center confirmed South Korea’s entry policy for Chinese citizen remains “unchanged.”
The Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs suggested Chinese citizens being denied entry to elaborate on their conditions and provide related credentials through its WeChat. “If there is emergency, confrontations, or (you may be) treated unfairly, (you are) suggested to contact us in time while collecting and preserving all evidences for later litigation processes,” said the official WeChat account.