When K-Fever hits hard: Pinoys camp out of Korean embassy for visas

Many Filipinos are itching to visit South Korea after two years of travel restrictions deprived them the chance to see their Korean idols or shooting spots of popular K-dramas.

Photos shared by CNN Philippines showed many people sitting along the curb outside the South Korean Embassy in Taguig Wednesday (September 14) to apply for tourist visas.


Wednesday is the last day that the embassy is receiving walk-in applicants as it adopts a fully online appointment system beginning September 15. By then, all visa transactions must be coursed online or through accredited travel agencies.

Some in line preferred the in-person appointments as they got their visas on the same day. Many were racing against time as thy wanted to watch the BTS concert in Busan in October.