Authorities from Jeju Island, one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, revealed the great arrival of visitors and high expectations for the Chuseok holiday that began last September 20 but included the preceding weekend.
The Korean equivalent of thanksgiving meant an opportunity for citizens to gather together with family and friends as well as travelling through the country and boosting the tourism sector. However, local authorities have warned the population about contagions and reinforced sanitary measures in order to minimise the spread.
In this sense Jeju local government installed Level 4 restrictions, that bans private gatherings of three or more people after 6 p.m. and the operation of nightclubs and bars as well as the closure of twelve designated beaches.
According to the Jeju Tourism Association, 200,000 people were expected to travel to the island for one of the country’s biggest annual holidays but official numbers were not published yet.