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S.Korea to end pre-departure COVID test requirement for international arrivals

S.Korea to end pre-departure COVID test requirement for international arrivals

Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 08:32 GMT+7
S.Korea to end pre-departure COVID test requirement for international arrivals
People wearing face masks to prevent contracting from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) check in at Incheon International Airport, in Incheon, South Korea, March 25, 2022. Picture taken March 25, 2022. Photo: Reuters

South Korea will end the pre-departure COVID-19 test rule for travellers to the country starting on Saturday, Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday.

South Korea lifted most of its pandemic-related restrictions in May, but has maintained some of the strictest border measures among major economies, requiring inbound travellers to present a negative coronavirus test result taken before departure.

Daily COVID infections in the country have been hovering around 100,000 in recent weeks after reaching more than 180,000 in mid-August.

Reuters

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