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South Korea lifts testing requirement for inbound travellers

Tourists wanting to visit South Korea no longer require to undergo a reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test upon their arrival.

The announcement was made via the Korea Tourism Organization – VisitKorea Facebook page. The new protocol is in effect since October 1, 2022.

“The NEWS you’ve all been waiting for, starting today, you don’t need to test for COVID-19 after arrival!” it wrote.
Before this, South Korea lifted its pre-entry RT-PCR test requirement for entrants on September 3, 2022.

“All inbound travellers to Korea are free from any PCR test requirement effective October 1,” a post from the Visit Korea website read.

Unexpired multiple-entry visas issued before April 5, 2020, could also be used without re-application. It added that the submission of the Consent for Isolation would no longer be required.

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