The 45-member delegation departed from Yangyang airport
in the South at around 10:40 a.m.
"The group tourists will be given a visa-free entrance to the Republic of Korea for a maximum of 15 days on the premise that Jeju Island is included in the tour itinerary and 5 days (10 days for Yangyang Airport
transfer tourists) will be spent on other optional domestic destinations," she added.
The South Korean government has also provided Indonesia and Vietnam visa-free privileges to visitors if they enter the country through the YangYang airport
near Pyeongchang, which is hosting the games.
Part of the Corporation's Master Plan is promotion of Gimhae and Jeju as regional hubs, Cheongju as a cargo hub, and the new Yangyang Airport
as a gateway to what is a major tourist area.
Skiers from the South will fly from Yangyang Airport
to a military airfield near the resort in the city of Wonsan on North Korea's east coast in the morning.