South Korea lifts all COVID-19 travel restrictions

Starting tomorrow, visitors to South Korea are no longer required to undergo PCR testing upon arrival.

The announcement was made today by the health authorities in South Korea, keeping in mind the gradual decline in infections in the country. Free testing is still available at any of the public health facilities located around the country for anyone exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms within three days of their arrival. However, this facility will not be available for short-term visitors on tourist visa.

Korea in Autumn. In photo: Namhansanseong Fortress in Gyeonggi province.
Korea in Autumn. In photo: Namhansanseong Fortress in Gyeonggi province. Photo courtesy: KTO

The Korean authorities had previously already lifted pre-arrival PCR tests and mandatory quarantine for tourists.

Commenting on the news, Young-geul Choi, Director, Korea Tourism Organisation, New Delhi said, “This directly affects how people travel and perceive Korea as a travel destination. The news of all travel restrictions being removed gives us renewed motivation to conduct our various marketing activities in the Indian market for promotion of travel to South Korea.”

Since re-starting of travel in June of this year, KTO New Delhi office has been actively engaged in multiple promotional activities with special focus on the Luxury and Educational Tours segments.

In the coming time, KTO New Delhi also plans to engage directly with fans of K-Culture and give them a taste of Korea in India, through various consumer events, in collaboration with other Korean organisations in India.

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Promotion of Korea travel packages, including special segments like Hallyu and ESG is already ongoing with OTA and travel agency partners, with more collaborations planned in the later part of this year.

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