South Korea lifts COVID-19 Travel Restrictions for Inbound Traveller as of 1st October 2022

Early September 2022, South Korea made the latest news regard of travel requirements. The government decided to remove all inbound traveller restrictions starting from 1st October 2022, including the mandatory on-arrival PCR test.

With reference to, South Korea government has completely lifted all antivirus restrictions regarding inbound travellers. South Korea has been slowly lifting quarantine measures for overseas entrants, with health officials most recently, removing the pre- travel COVID-19 requirement as from 3rd September 2022.

However, those who show the virus symptoms within 3-days of their arrival, they can undergo a free PCR test at public health centres across the country as announce by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA).

The authorities decided to lift the measure due to the low fatality rate of the BA.5, an Omicron subvariant and dominant strain in Korea, and the drop-in imported cases rate among total cases in September (0.9 percent) compared to August (1.3 percent).

Second Vice Minister of Health and Welfare, Lee Ki-il said during a press briefing, “Korea could reinforce restrictions regarding foreign entrants again if it sees the emergence of a variant with a high fatality rate or the global virus situation changes”.  Lee Ki-il added, “We are at the final stage of the COVID-19 pandemic. We expect another wave in winter, but we finally overcome the virus through thorough the preparations”.

출처 : The Korea Time (

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