Seoul- South Korea: Due to prolonged security risks, South Korea will extend a travel restriction on six Middle Eastern and African nations, as well as some portions of the Philippines, for another six months, according to the Foreign Ministry.
According to state media, the prohibition was set to expire on January 31. Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, Afghanistan, and the southern Philippine archipelago (Zamboanga Peninsula, Sulu, Basilan, and Tawi-Tawi), according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The selected regions are always at risk of terrorist attacks and political instability, which is expected to last for a long time, according to the report. Since 2007, travel to Iraq, Syria, Somalia, and Afghanistan has been prohibited.
Seoul imposed the ban on Yemen in 2011 whereas Libya imposed in 2014 and the islands in the Philippines in 2015.