Korea to Scrap COVID Tests on Arrival for Travelers from China

  • By Choi Eun-kyung

    February 23, 2023 11:42

    Korea will ease COVID restrictions for travelers from China by scrapping PCR tests on arrival now that new daily cases are on the decline.
    But they still need to show a negative test taken before arrival.
    Health authorities said on Wednesday that they will scrap mandatory PCR tests for arrivals from China on March 1. 
    Flights from China can also land at airports other than Incheon International Airport, which has been the sole gateway since January.
    Only 71 of 12,738 travelers from China who had PCR tests on arrival between Feb. 12 and 18 tested positive for COVID, a rate of just 0.6 percent.
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