South Korea will suspend visa exemptions, existing visas for Japan: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

SEOUL: He said Friday that he will suspend visa exemptions in response to restrictions imposed by Tokyo , as the containment ignited a diplomatic dispute between the two Asian nations.

As of March 9, visa exemptions for Japan and the validity of existing visas will be suspended, Deputy Foreign Minister Cho Sei-young said at a press conference.

The measures came one day after Japan banned visitors from heavily affected areas in South Korea and ordered two weeks of quarantine for others.

The reciprocal measures of South Korea also include raising a travel notice for Japan and imposing special entry procedures for foreigners arriving from Japan.