Good news for Singapore! Starting from November 15th, fully-vaccinated people no longer need to undergo a mandatory quarantine period upon arriving to South Korea. There will also be no restrictions on travelling reasons for both Singapore residents and South Koreans said the Transport Ministry on Friday, Oct 8th.
Leisure Travel To South Korea For Singaporeans
According to The Straits Times
, this new announcement means that, in addition to Germany, Singapore residents will have another option for leisure travel this year. This is a major step to strengthen the people-to-people exchanges between Singapore and South Korea that has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic as reported by Yonhap News Agency. The Transport Ministry also announced that together with South Korea, they will open up a new Vaccinated Travel Lane scheme to ease travel for vaccinated people. Under this joint scheme, fully vaccinated travelers can travel between Changi Airport and Incheon International Airport and only do PCR tests, instead of undergoing a quarantine period.
Before this, South Korea has already exempted quarantine-free travels for most countries, including Singapore but only on the grounds of family visits, business or public duties and humanitarian reasons. But, starting from 15 November, individual or group tourists are
free to travel around the country.
This is such exciting news and a new milestone for both Singaporeans and South Koreans! Check out our travel guides if you're already booking a flight to the beautiful city of Seoul 😄