South Korea will end the pre-departure Covid-19 test rule for travellers to the country starting from 3 Sept 2023. This has been done to promote tourism and increase inbound numbers.
“All inbound travellers, whether our nationals or foreigners, arriving aboard a plane or ship will not need to hand in a negative PCR test starting midnight of Sept 3,” Second Vice-Health Minister Lee Ki-il
South Korea lifted most of its pandemic-related restrictions in May, but has maintained some of the sternest border measures , requiring inbound travellers to present a negative coronavirus test result taken before departure.
Currently, inbound travellers are required to show a negative result within 48 hours of their PCR tests or within 24 hours of their rapid antigen tests to enter the country.