[Update] Removal of COVID-19 Test Requirement in South Korea!

The South Korean government delivered this regulation for a vacation to South Korea without a COVID-19 test on October 1, 2022.
6 Oct 2022 · By Ayurizka Purwadhania
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South Korea is a favorite tourist destination in the Asian region. You can find a variety of exciting tourist destinations in this Ginseng Country. Especially now that traveling to South Korea is getting easier because you don't need to do a COVID-19 test or a swab test.

The South Korean government announced this regulation on October 1, 2022. They relaxed travel restrictions, removing the mandatory COVID-19 test requirements for foreign tourists. The latest announcement implies that all pandemic-related border control rules and regulations have been lifted for visitors arriving in South Korea.

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The country abolished its pre-departure test mandate in early September and removed mandatory quarantines for unvaccinated travelers in June this year. The government has also seen a decline in COVID-19 cases, which led to this decision.

Recently, South Korea recorded 28,497 new COVID cases as of September 29. "The weekly number of infections has declined for the first time in nine weeks, and the virus is showing signs of slowing down," Lee Ki-il, South Korea's second deputy health minister.

South Korea also officially removed the mandatory outdoor mask requirement in September, and those who test positive for the virus must self-isolate for seven days. This is undoubtedly a green light for tourists who plan to travel to South Korea at the end of this year.

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