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House tourism chair asks Koreans, Japanese to visit NMI

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THE chairman of the House Committee on Commerce and Tourism, Rep. Joseph Leepan T. Guerrero is inviting South Korean and Japan tourists to again visit the CNMI.

In a letter to South Korean Foreign Affairs Minister Kang Kyung-wha, Guerrero said since the outbreak of Covid-19, “the CNMI has worked hard to prevent the spread of the virus, so at this point, we are confident that we can resume international flights between South Korea and the CNMI.”

He informed the foreign minister of the following measures:

1) South Korean visitors who provide certification of negative Covid-19 test result less than 72 hours prior to departure from South Korea will be permitted to enter the CNMI.

2) Communication between stakeholders and healthcare officials is in place in the CNMI to protect the health and safety of visitors and mitigate unnecessary risks of exposure.

3) Should a South Korean visitor experience symptoms or health concerns, the CNMI will mobilize its existing containment framework for containing infection and immediately initiate communication with the South Korean government.

Guerrero assured Kang that the CNMI has “the infrastructure in place to minimize exposure and maximize containment.”

“This could not have been done without the tests and equipment provided by South Korean companies,” the lawmaker added.

“Please accept our invitation to our islands. Visitors from the Republic of Korea will be warmly greeted, treated like the honored guests that they are, and will leave our islands with our thanks and appreciation.”

Guerrero also wrote separate letters to Skymark Airlines chairman Nobuo Sayama and president/executive officer Hayao Hora.

“It is my honor to invite Skymark Airlines back to the CNMI,” the lawmaker told them.

He said although the Covid-19 pandemic has a devastating effect on the airline industry and the economy, “we have been working to establish policies and procedures to keep our locals and our visitors safe.”

Guerrero assured them that the CNMI “can provide a safe and healthy destination for all our guests from Japan and elsewhere.”

“Like the long and rich tradition between the CNMI and Japan, we hope to develop the same mutually beneficial relationship with Skymark Airlines and I am committed to helping Skymark Airlines continue to grow its business in the CNMI,” he added.

 

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