The Korean Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs has announced "Revisit Korea Program 2020" for UN veterans of the Korean War and families as below.
1. Eligibility Requirements
① Any veteran who served in the Korean War and immediate post-armistice period by sea, land, or air during the period from June 25, 1950 through October 25, 1954
Note: i. A priority is given to veterans who have not visited Korea before through the Revisit Korea Program. In case it is difficult to secure an appropriate number of participants, veterans who have already participated in the program in the past are also eligible. ii. Consultation with the MPVA is required when bereaved members of veterans apply for the Revisit Korea Program. iii. All participants must be in good health and capable of making a long-distance trip by air; the participants should consult with a doctor to confirm their health status.
② One accompanying person (referred to as Caregiver) who can provide care for the veteran or the bereaved family member, as explained in Criterion ①. Note: i. A participant who meets Criterion ① may be accompanied by one caregiver should the caregiver agree to be responsible for the participant’s health and safety and assist the participant throughout the entire revisit program period. ii. The MPVA recommends one caregiver for each veteran.
2. Provided Support i. Partial Reimbursement of Flight Tickets - 50% reimbursement for a veteran or a participant as described in Criterion ① and 30% reimbursement for a caregiver of each veteran (economy class -- domestic & international -- from their point of departure to Incheon International Airport)
- Flight tickets issued and distributed to veterans by KWVAs and travel agencies in each nation
ii. Accommodation and In-country Transportation - Hotel (five-star): a twin-bed room for two persons and hotel meals - In-country transportation: generally 45-passenger buses are provided for the program, and if necessary, trains (preferably KTX bullet-trains to Busan, for example) - Meals: provided for the whole duration of the program - Tour: visits to tourist destinations or cultural experiences depending on the schedule (subject to change) - Shopping: shopping opportunities depending on the schedule * Personal activity expenses, shopping, alcohol beverages or personal extended stay are not covered.