South Korea to Ease Covid Entry Rules

South Korea has decided to relax the entry conditions for foreign tourists. From September 3, the requirement for PCR testing before entering the country will be abolished.

“All travelers, whether our citizens or foreigners arriving in Korea by plane or ship, will not need to take a negative PCR test starting at midnight on September 3,” Second Vice Minister of Health Lee Keeil said at a meeting of the central headquarters for emergency response and safety, which is quoted by the local media.

However, another entry condition, which requires foreign travelers to undergo a PCR test within the first 24 hours of arriving in South Korea, remains in effect.

Also, to enter South Korea, tourists will need to obtain an electronic travel authorization (K-ETA).

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