Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang

According to the official, initial information showed that those people could not be contacted after they entered the RoK for tourism purpose through the Yangyang International Airport in Gangwon province, therefore relevant airlines and travel companies have to suspend their transport of tourists to the province’s Yangyang island until the end of October 31.

Hang said following the foreign ministry’s direction, the embassy will continue closely monitoring the case to update information, support the search for the citizens, and launch necessary citizen protection measures.

The ministry’s Consular Department, meanwhile, has been tasked to work with competent agencies and tourism companies in Vietnam to verify the citizens’ information, and take measures to reduce and prevent Vietnamese from taking advantage of traveling to seek illegal residence in the RoK.

Source: VNA