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NO MORE PRE-DEPARTURE COVID-19 TESTS FOR SOUTH KOREA FROM SEPTEMBER 3

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.

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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.

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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.

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