The South Korean government has tightened its borders after Friday’s terror attack in Paris, France this past weekend.
The French embassy and French schools are also receiving increased police patrols to prevent any possible attacks. The nation’s major airports and ports have also seen additional security.
The South Korea Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also issued a travel warning to France, asking its citizens to avoid the Paris and surrounding region.
No South Koreans were killed in the attacks, though they are still trying to verify if anyone was injured.
Worries of possible ISIS attacks in South Korea have risen since the attacks, as its alliance with the United States war on terror and the possibility that Muslim foreign laborers may be lured to join ISIS due to widespread migrant labor abuse in the country may leave the country vulnerable to attack according to the Korea Times.
Korean president Park Geun-hye earlier sent condolences to French president Francois Holland and citizens have expressed an outpouring of sympathy on social media.
French residents around the country have gathered in Seoul and tonight in Busan in memory of the victims.
A hotline for French citizens has also been set up. You can find out more information at www.ambafrance-kr.org
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Subway line 1’s new extension from Sinpyeong to Dadae-po is expected to open on April 20th.
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Around 2,000 people are expected to be involved in Marvel Comics “Black Panther” shooting in Busan.
The nation’s favorite boat festival sets sail for the fourth year.
The Paradise Hotel’s third floor Chinese restaurant ‘Nampoong’ has introduced a new dim sum course meal for spring.
One of Busan’s most legendary watering holes is celebrating its 15th anniversary this Friday night.
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Jeju Air will hold a big promotional event with great prices on domestic and international tickets from the 23rd of March through the 5th of April.
Check out this video from the city that shows the top eight spring flower spots in Busan.
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Drivers will have to pay for their parking at the attached parking area of Sajik Stadium starting from the next month.
The Lotte Giants, will have a special “Lee Dae Ho Cheering Zone” at the opening home game on April 4th and the first weekend home game on April 8th.