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Ferry travellers to show ID under new South Korean law

A new law in South Korea will see travellers required to show ID when boarding ferries and boats from next week.

A ferry from From Tongyeong to Yeonhwado, South Korea.
A ferry from From Tongyeong to Yeonhwado, South Korea. Image by Michael Sean Gallagher / CC BY-SA 2.0

The law, which goes into effect on 25 January, was enacted by the South Korean government in response to recent maritime disasters in the country. Travellers boarding all ferries, ships and commercial boats in South Korea will be required to show ID, such as a passport or government-issued photo ID card, when showing their ticket prior to boarding. Read more: chosun.com