South Korea cancels pre-entry PCR tests

The requirement for PCR testing within the first 24 hours of arrival in Korea remains

South Korea cancels pre-entry PCR tests

South Korea has decided to change entry conditions for foreign tourists in the direction of relaxation. 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 security cited by local media.

However, another entry requirement is that foreign travelers must undergo PCR testing within the first 24 hours of arriving in South Korea while saved.

Russians will also need to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) to enter South Korea.

Experts recommended that tourists first obtain an entry permit, which is valid for 2 years from the date of receipt, and only then book a tour. Since there are cases of refusal to issue K-ETA.

That is, to enter Korea from September 3, Russians will need K-ETA and a PCR test, which will need to be done within the first 24 hours upon arrival in the country.

Experts reacted positively to the news of the easing being introduced. It is said that it will positively affect demand, which is now on a recovery course.

Tourists, in particular, are now actively interested in tangphun (autumn leaf viewing) tours.

< p class="MsoNormal">You can buy a tour to Korea, including the tangphun, from the tour operators China Travel, Lead the Group, Quinta Tour, WAND, Ask me about Asia.

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