Unvaccinated overseas travellers to South Korea will not should bear a compulsory seven-day quarantine from June 8 onwards.
The choice was introduced by South Korean Prime Minister Han Duck-soo throughout a pandemic response assembly final week on June 3.
Guidelines relating to exams to stay
“Whereas there was a seven-day quarantine obligation for non-vaccinated overseas arrivals till now, such requirement will likely be eradicated from June 8 no matter their vaccination status,” Prime Minister Han stated.
Travellers coming to South Korea will, nevertheless, should current a adverse polymerase chain response (PCR) take a look at end result earlier than entry and take a PCR take a look at inside 72 hours of their arrival.
Restrictions on worldwide flights to be lifted
The Prime Minister additionally stated that aviation rules imposed for worldwide flights at Incheon Worldwide Airport may even be lifted from June 8.
The choice implies that flights will be capable of function in a well timed method as soon as the aviation restrictions are lifted. The restrictions, in place since April 2020, have led to an absence of availability of tickets in addition to an increase in costs, the Prime Minister famous.
Whereas the variety of arrival flights per hour was 40 earlier than the pandemic, it presently stands at 20. The nation’s transport ministry expects that the lifting of flight restrictions will assist increase the arrival flights per hour quantity again to the pre-pandemic degree.
Declining COVID-19 circumstances behind determination
The choice to chill out restrictions was taken by a authorities taskforce within the gentle of a decline in coronavirus circumstances. The Prime Minister famous that the nation’s COVID-19 scenario had stabilised.
A complete of 12,542 new circumstances had been confirmed by authorities in South Korea a day earlier than the announcement of the choice. It was the bottom determine introduced on a Friday in 19 weeks, in accordance with native media.
The federal government began closing down a lot of the makeshift COVID-19 testing stations within the nation from 1 June.
Korea Illness Management and Prevention Company (KDCA) confirmed 5,022 new circumstances, together with 17 from abroad, on 6 June. Whereas it indicated a sharper decline in numbers, The Korea Herald reported that there have been fewer exams over the weekend.
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This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Hong Kong