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Korea mulls over PCR test-free arrivals The government has embarked on reviewing the remaining social distancing measures, most notably rules on outdoor mask use and PCR testing within 24 hours on arrival, as the number of COVID-19 infections has now stabilized, according to the health authorities on Tuesday. Lim Sook-young, a senior official at the...
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What to do and see during Chuseok holidays 2022 An array of cultural and arts events is scheduled during this year’s Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving) holiday period (Sept. 9-12). The following are Korea.net’s picks for events that foreign nationals will likely enjoy. Namsangol Hanok Village in Seoul’s Jung-gu District will offer programs such as making songpyeon...
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Hanbok Lifestyle The Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) has designated as National Intangible Cultural Heritage the culture of wearing the traditional attire, or Hanbok saenghwal (lifestyle). The CHA on July 20 announced this decision, saying the lifestyle symbolizes the Korean people’s identity and values and embodies traditional lifestyle and knowledge. Hanbok saenghwal refers to a series...
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Dream Concert 2022 Dream Concert, featuring popular K-pop artists, will be held at Jamsil Olympic Main Stadium. In its 28th year, the largest K-pop concert in Korea will be held offline this year after being held online for the last two years due to COVID-19. At Jamsil Olympic Main Stadium, Dream Concert, with an audience...
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Coronavirus Wuhan
The outdoor mask mandate will be lifted from May 2 The South Korean government announced the outdoor mask mandate will be lifted from May 2. The rule, however, will remain in effect for gatherings of 50 or more people, events, concerts and sporting events given the risk of infection. Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum announced this...
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Korea to lift overall special travel advisory over COVID-19 The government said Wednesday it was lifting a special travel advisory affecting all overseas travel as a measure against the COVID-19 pandemic. The across-the-board special advisory, introduced in March 2020 and extended on a monthly basis, will be lifted, effective Thursday, in consideration of the country’s...
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2022 Gyeongbokgung Palace Evening Admission Evening admission at Gyeongbokgung Palace will begin in April. The Cultural Heritage Administration Gyeongbokgung Office announced this year’s special evening admission program will run for 38 days from April 1 to May 29. However, the palace is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays and during the Royal Culture Festival from May...
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corona virus
South Korea lifts self-quarantine for overseas visitors from March 21 From March 21, COVID-19 vaccinations will be completed at home and abroad, and overseas entrants who have registered their vaccination history will be exempted from the obligation to self-quarantine. The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters (CDC) said at a regular briefing on March 11th,...
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Korea will recognize foreign vaccination Korea will recognize foreign nationals’ vaccination history abroad so they can be verified as “vaccinated” against COVID-19, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA), Thursday. This move is aimed at including them in the “vaccine pass” program and facilitating their receiving of booster shots here. The KDCA...
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corona19
Korea will ease mandatory quarantine rules to attract more international travelers Korea will ease mandatory quarantine rules gradually to attract more international travelers as part of efforts to support a rebound of the tourism industry that has been hit hard by the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was made during a government meeting on tourism...
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