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Traveling To South Korea? Some Tips To Help You Prepare

by Serena Martinez / Mar 22, 2021 04:38 AM EDT
Korea Travel

Going to another country can be great and exciting. However, with the current pandemic and cases rising, is it still possible to travel to South Korea?

The answer is yes, and no. Yes, because due to the rollout of various COVID-19 vaccines, some travel restrictions have been lifted or modified for people to be able to go to the country. However, it is also a no because you might not be able to enjoy it like usual due to the health and safety protocols being implemented going there and when you arrive.

If ever you are traveling to South Korea soon, here are some tips to help you prepare for the trip.

Always listen to the news - as much as possible, listen to the latest updates related to what is happening in South Korea. If the health situation is still not controlled, you may consider moving your travel to a later date. You must also take note that airports may cancel the flights at any time, depending on the situation.

Be Transparent - If ever the airport or South Korean authorities would ask for your health records or COVID-19 test results, you must be transparent. Please provide all the important information they are asking for. This is just a way for them to monitor tourists and to filter out those who have symptoms.

Plan your itinerary carefully - Since the pandemic, some tourist spots and establishments are following some protocols like constant wearing of facemasks, limiting the number of guests and so on. Always check the social media and websites of these establishments first so you can plan ahead.

If unsure, move or cancel the travel - If ever you are still in doubt of the country's health situation, you have the option to move your travel dates or cancel in the meantime.

We hope that these basic tips would help you plan ahead on your first or return to South Korea. Stay safe!

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