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KTO Showcases Korea's Top Attractions to Members of Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union 2023-11-14 On October 30th, Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) set out to promote Korean culture and tourism to participants of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union General Assembly (ABU 2023).

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Korea Unique Venue Receives ‘PATA Gold Awards 2023’ 2023-10-26 KTO’s ‘Korea Unique Venue’ project received the Gold Award under the ‘Printed Marketing Campaign' (PM) category at the ‘PATA Gold Awards 2023’ held in New Delhi, India earlier this month.

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India's Largest Private Bank Visits Korea for MICE Tourism 2023-10-24 Approximately 3,200 members of HDFC Bank, India's largest private bank, visited Korea this October for a corporate meeting.

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KTO-STO Sign MOU to Bring 2025 ICCA Congress to Seoul 2023-09-15 KTO and STO signed an MOU to combine efforts to attract the 2025 ICCA Congress to Seoul.

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Incheon Wins Bid to Host the 2027 International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics General Assembly 2023-09-04 Held every four years, the IUGG General Assembly gathers geoscience experts from around the world to present their research and discuss current issues in the field. This is the second time the general assembly will be held in Asia in 24 years, following its hosting in Japan in 2003.

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Corporate Group from Georgia Enjoys Benefits from Korea Unique Venue Support 2023-07-13 A corporate group from Georgia visiting Korea on a 5 day, 6 night trip enjoyed benefits from the Korea Unique Venue support.

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KTO Makes Big Return to IMEX Frankfurt 2023 to Showcase Korean Business Events & Culture 2023-06-09 Korea made a big return to IMEX Frankfurt 2023, held at Messe Frankfurt from May 23-25, with special programs for buyers, as well as cultural events for booth visitors.

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KTO to Select 13 New KOREA UNIQUE VENUES to Showcase Korea’s Charm 2023-06-02 With growth of the MICE industry, MICE venues are increasing in variety. Corporations and institutions, which preferred large scale convention centers in the past, are increasingly seeking out special places & experiences for their events.

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714 Press Release Competition Selects Korea's Best New Incentive Tour Programs 2022-08-11 Hit:771
713 Industry Korea Hosts World's Largest Astronomical Event for the First Time 2022-08-10 Hit:43
712 Press Release The Best of Korea Featured at The Meetings Show 2022 2022-07-20 Hit:76
711 Travel [Korea] PCR Test Required within One Day upon Arrival 2022-07-20 Hit:30

PCR Test Required within One Day upon Arrival


International travelers showing a negative PCR Test result 


Starting July 25, quarantine process for international travelers will be strengthened. Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Korea, all international travelers must receive a PCR Test within 1 day after arrival (by 23:59 on the next day). The previous 3-day leeway has been shorten to 1 day. Travelers must stay in their accommodations until they receive a negative PCR Test result. If the test result comes back positive, they must quarantine for 7 days.

Effective July 14, travelers can input their test result on the Q-code system after entry. In addition, to provide easier accessto COVID-19 screening, COVID-19 Test Centers will be expanded to more airports in Korea. Currently there are 3 test centers in Incheon International Airport and 1 test center in Gimhae International Airport. Jeju International Airport will get a test center within the month of July and other airports will be added with the increasing number of visitors.

If the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, the Korean government is considering to limit the 48-hour pre-entry test method strictly to PCR tests only. Currently, Korea accepts negative test results through either a 48-hour PCR test or a 24-hour RAT methods long as they are supervised by health authorities as a pre-entry requirement.

Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency: +82-1339,
Ministry of Justice Foreigner Information Center: +82-1345

1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Malay)


710 Industry MICE Media Famtour Showcases Korea's Unique Venues 2022-07-14 Hit:55
709 Press Release Korea Tourism Organization Acquires ISO 20121 Certification 2022-05-09 Hit:465
708 Travel Social Distancing Restrictions Heightened for 2 Weeks 2021-12-30 Hit:315
707 Industry Korea Appoints New Honorary Ambassador for MICE Tourism 2021-12-14 Hit:380
706 Travel First Tourists Enter Korea after Travel Bubble Agreement with Singapore 2021-12-02 Hit:392
705 Press Release Korea Wins Bid to Host 27th World Congress of Neurology in 2025 2021-10-27 Hit:9441