South Korea removes all COVID testing

By Linsey McNeill
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South Korea has dropped the requirement for visitors to test on arrival from 1 October.

There is also no longer any need for visitors, regardless of their vaccination status, to take a pre-departure test.

The Foreign Office has updated its travel advice for South Korea, which states that arrivals simply need to submit a questionnaire with their health condition.

“This is great news for travel and for our travellers and comes a great time,” said Co-founder of Inside Travel Group Simon King.

“In the UK, the V&A have just launched their Hallyu!: The Korean Wave exhibition, across the west, there is a general increase in awareness of Korean culture through music, film and food, and with it comes an increased desire to travel there and discover.”

The Inside Travel Group, parent of InsideAsia, said South Korea is one its quickest growing destination.

“InsideAsia has seen an increased demand for its fully tailored cultural adventures across the Korean peninsula as more people look to discover this country and culture that has that uniquely mysterious edge to it – Like Japan, in its otherworldly ways, but completely different,” added Simon.

“The removal of this final hurdle will doubtless encourage more people to visit, and they will not be disappointed.”

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