Those who want to travel to South Korea and do not want the hassle of going through the COVID-19 pre-departure test will finally be able to do so.
According to Yonhap News Agency, the country will no longer mandate a pre-departure test from September 3.
South Korea lifted most of its coronavirus-related restrictions in May but kept strict border measures requiring incoming travellers to show a negative test result before departure.
Existing rules and situation
Currently, South Korea requires all entrants to present a negative certificate of the nucleic acid test (PCR) or rapid antigen test (ART) before entering the country.
They still require face mask wearing in indoor settings.
Despite strong vaccination rates and extensive mask use, South Korea has recorded some of the greatest numbers of COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, despite the fact that the vast majority of illnesses have been mild.
Since the outbreak of highly transmissible Omicron sub-variants in mid-August, daily cases have hovered around 100,000.