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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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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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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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Seoul first snowfall of the season, 30 days earlier than last year Seoul received the first snowfall of the season Wednesday morning, about a month earlier than last year, the state weather agency said. The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said light snow was observed at the Songwol-dong weather observation station in central Seoul at 6:10...
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Squid Game filming locations in Seoul With the explosive global success of the Netflix series “Squid Game,” shooting locations of the drama such as the dalgona (honeycomb) street kiosk have emerged as hot spots. Korea.net visited several of the sites. On Oct. 13 after 3 p.m., people were lined up in the alley in front...
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South Korea and Singapore agreed to exempt vaccinated travelers from mandatory quarantine South Korea and Singapore agreed Friday to exempt or ease vaccinated travelers from mandatory quarantine upon arrival, in a major step to help revitalize people-to-people exchanges between the two sides in the midst of the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, according to related ministries here...
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South Korea living with COVID-19 plan South Korea said Sunday it will set up a committee this week for a strategy on the “New Normal” of “living with COVID-19,” with the vaccination campaign picking up speed. The government plans to hold the inaugural meeting of the committee later this week, presided over by Prime Minister...
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