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South Korea is finally reopening to travellers after two years

Fully-vaccinated visitors will be able to enter the country without quarantining from April 1

Sophie Dickinson
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Sophie Dickinson

Two years into the pandemic, finally international travel appears to be returning to pretty much normal. Now, even those countries – like ThailandAustralia and Japan – that remained shut off the world for the duration have started letting people in again. From next month, South Korea is joining them, too.

Double-jabbed travellers will be able to enter the country, quarantine-free, from April 1. Almost every foreign national will be eligible, including visitors from UK, USA and Australia.

To visit, you need to fill out your trip details on the Q-Code website and save your unique QR code, plus have proof of a negative PCR test taken in the 48 hours before travel. On arrival, you’ll also need to take lateral flow test at the airport, then wait until you get the result. According to the UK’s Foreign Office, these are being issued pretty quickly, so there’s no need to hang about with your luggage for long. 

Children under five don’t need to provide vaccination information, but they will need to test on arrival. All unvaccinated travellers over the age of five will still be required to self-isolate for seven days after arrival. But if you have been jabbed? We reckon you can start planning a summer in Seoul right now.

Did you see that New Zealand has just opened its borders, too?

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