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Jeju Island, south of the Korean peninsula, used to be a prominent tourist destination for South Koreans. But over time higher South Korean incomes translated into more exotic tastes in travel. As a result, in 2002 South Korea, hoping to boost tourism, stopped requiring visas to visit Jeju Island. Fast forward 15+ years. Hundreds of Yemenis, desperate to escape war in their country, have showed up on Jeju Island. Over the summer, South Korea added Yemen to a short list of countries now needing tourist visas to visit Jeju Island, but questions remain about what South Korea should do with the 500-600 Yemenis already on the island. www.nytimes.com/2018/09/12/world/asia/south-korea-jeju-yemen-refugees.html
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