South Korea is a land of great art, music and pop culture. K-pop bands like BTS, black pink has taken over the world by storm. Their aesthetics are pleasing to every set of eyes. And don’t even get me started on the K-dramas. All of them showcase authentic food and such scenic beauties that you would add this place to your travel bucket list.Right now South Korea is also allowing tourism with a certain amount of restrictions.Here is what you need know about traveling South Korea.
I’m sure, many of us had planned to visit this wonderful country but Covid changed everyone’s plan. The tourism industry around the world took the most impact than any other industries. However, it is now slowly picking up the pace. Vaccination drives conducted around the world have helped the countries to loosen their rules regarding travel and tourism.
Is it possible to travel to South Korea now?
Yes. Commercial flights and ships are available to travel to S. Korea. However, you are required to have a negative PCR test report (physical document) 72 hours before departure.
Who can travel to South Korea?
South Korea had become quite stringent with its travel rules. It had suspended visa-exempt agreements for over 90 countries. It is now allowing only the travelers who are granted a visa. Every person visiting here must quarantine for 14 days before moving ahead with any plans. However, quarantine through government-commissioned spaces or home is subjective to your health status.
Everyone needs to obtain a negative PCR report from an approved medical institution 72 hours before boarding the flight to South Korea. And once you arrive at the airport, you will again have to go through the tests for safety.
What other rules should you need to know?
Your transit should not exceed the 24 hours time limit. All travels and connecting tickets should be within the authorized deadline.
You are required to wear face masks in public places, including public transports. Failing this will fetch you a fine of up to 100,000 Korean Won.
It is recommended to download the self-quarantine safety protection app.
Must-visit places in Korea
Well, to be honest, just a couple of days is not enough to enjoy the beauty that this country offers. However, if you are on a tight schedule, you can visit these places to have a wholesome experience.
Seoul: A city with a combination of modern and traditions. You will find dazzling modern architecture, pop culture, and couture styles along with museums and palaces that will take you back to the olden time. You can enjoy the street food as well as taste the Seoul fine cuisines in the first-class restaurants.
Jeju Island: It is just 85 km off the coast and is the most beautiful place to visit in South Korea. White sand beaches to Lava caves and craters, Jeju Island, makes the best place to relax and unwind. Cheonjiyeon Waterfalls and Halassang national park are the must-visit places.
Busan: This city is more than just what we see in the movies or dramas. This magnificent city is skyscrapers touching the sky along with beautiful mountains. You can unwind on the beautiful beaches while finding some peace in the old Buddhist temple – Haedong Yonggungsa temple.
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