February 5, 2018 / 4:25 AM / 6 months ago

South Korea bans 36,000 foreigners from entering for Winter Olympics - Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has banned 36,000 foreigners from entering the country ahead of the Winter Olympics, citing security concerns, Yonhap News Agency said on Monday.

The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games logo is seen at the the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre in Pyeongchang, South Korea, September 27, 2017. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

Yonhap cited a South Korean lawmaker as saying the spy agency had told lawmakers it was working with foreign intelligence agencies to beef up foreign nationals’ identity checks as an anti-terrorism plan for the Olympics.

Reporting by Ju-min Park; Editing by Stephen Coates; CATEGORY-SPORTS

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