South Korea to lift pre-travel Covid-19 test requirement for inbound travellers this week

SEOUL  — South Korea will lift its current pre-travel COVID-19 test requirement for inbound travellers later this week, Yonhap news agency quoted the government as saying Wednesday.

The new rule that will take effect Saturday came after a state infectious disease advisory committee recommended the government lift the mandatory pre-travel polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests for inbound travellers.

The decision was announced at a meeting of the government’s Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters presided over by Second Vice Health Minister Lee Ki Il.

Currently, inbound travellers are required to show a negative result within 48 hours of their PCR tests or within 24 hours of their rapid antigen tests to enter the country. —BERNAMA/AFP Pic