Travel restrictions

South Korea lifts all COVID travel restrictions

The decision was made taking into account the gradual decline in infections in the country


Starting this Saturday – October 1 – visitors to Korea are no longer required to undergo PCR tests upon arrival. The announcement was made by health authorities in South Korea on Friday, given the gradual decline in infections in the country.

With this, Korea will no longer have travel-related Covid-19 restrictions, as authorities had already lifted pre-arrival PCR tests and mandatory quarantine for tourists.

Commenting on the news, Young-geul Choi, Director of the Korea Tourism Organization in New Delhi, said, “I am delighted with this new development, as it directly affects the way people travel and perceive Korea as a travel destination. The news of the removal of all travel restrictions gives us renewed motivation to carry out our various marketing activities in the Indian market for the promotion of travel to South Korea.

Since restarting travel in June this year, KTO’s office in New Delhi has been actively engaged in multiple promotional activities with a particular focus on the luxury and educational tour segments.

In the coming times, KTO New Delhi also plans to directly engage with K-Culture fans and give them a taste of Korea in India, through various mainstream events, in collaboration with other Korean organizations in India.

Promotion of travel packages in Korea, including special segments like Hallyu and ESG, is already underway with OTAs and partner travel agencies, with further collaborations planned for the later part of this year.