Extra! Korea

April 4, 2009

Visitors to Korea will be required to give fingerprints

Filed under: travel — extrakorea @ 11:01 am

Possibly as early as this summer, all visitors to Korea will have to submit their fingerprints.

Foreigners who enter Korea will have their fingerprints registered from July at the earliest, the Justice Ministry said yesterday.

At a meeting of the heads of organizations on entry to and from the country, the ministry said, “At a time when the number of foreign residents and visitors has exceeded 1.16 million, the establishment of a system to prevent foreign crimes is needed.”

“It’s assumed that about 2,000 foreigners enter Korea every year with forged passports.”

(source)

Hmmm … I wonder who those people with forged passports could be?

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