CLARK International airport CRK is now ready for the influx of passengers from South Korea.

LIPAD, which operates CRK, issued this statement after South Korea announced that it is now allowing visa-free entry through Yangyang International Airport from the new Clark airport.

Passengers from CRK will soon have a direct flight to YNY, according to LIPAD. South Korean low cost airline, Fly Gangwon, will be operating these flights starting June 25. Clark is Fly Gangwon’s first Philippine destination and only operates in CRK.

Travelers arriving through Yangyang International airport can visit Gangwon and Seoul City center for up to 15 days under the Visa Waiver Program with restrictions and must travel in groups of minimum of 5 or travel with 15 passengers for a cheaper package through a designated travel agency.

LIPAD stated that Filipino's interest over Korean culture has evidently soared in recent years and South Korea has risen as a dream tourism destination for many Filipinos. Flying to Yangyang International Airport will provide Filipinos the opportunity to experience the South Korean countryside including Naksan Beach and the bustling city life through a direct access to Incheon.

LIPAD said this visa-waiver program was reinstated after being suspended for more than two years because of the pandemic.

Now that COVID-19 cases are dropping in South Korea, the country has decided to relax its border restrictions by exempting fully vaccinated visitors from mandatory quarantine starting June 1, 2022, the Clark airport operator said.

LIPAD said Clark airport's new terminal is more than ready to welcome the influx of passengers. Travel restrictions not just in Korea but also in other countries have been easing up. Passengers from North Luzon, Metro Manila, and other areas may access the airport through available Point-to-Point arrangements and other transport alternatives.

The CRK terminal is equipped with contactless systems. Self-check-in kiosks and self-service baggage counters are established at the new terminal.

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