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KTO Hosts First Korea MICE Alliance Conference of 2023 2023-03-24 Korea Tourism Organization hosted the 2023 Korea MICE Alliance Conference on March 20 – 21. The event took place at the Asia Culture Center, a Korea Unique Venue in Gwangju, to serve as a platform of networking and exchange for members of Korea’s MICE industry.

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Korea Significantly Relaxes Support Requirements for International Conventions Support 2023-02-17 Starting this year, the requirements for international conventions support for events held in Korea will be significantly relaxed.

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KTO Hosts Forum Seeking Ways to Revitalize Local MICE Industry 2022-12-21 The Korea Tourism Organization held a ‘MICE Industry Revitalization Forum’ on December 19 at the Commodore Hotel in Busan, together with the Office of Representative Hwangbo Seung-hee of the National Assembly’s Culture, Sports and Tourism Committee and Busan Metropolitan City.

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‘K-Incentive’ Marketing Highlights Korea’s New Attractions and Experiences 2022-11-23 As part of marketing efforts to attract incentive and corporate meeting groups from Southeast Asia, KTO invited key members of major corporations for a global team building competition, inspired by K-Pop and various Korean contents.

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Korea Seeks New Direction for Sustainable Development of the MICE Industry 2022-10-13 KTO held a ‘Proclamation Ceremony for Establishment of a MICE Industry Ecosystem and Sustainable Management’ on September 27th to seek new direction for development of the MICE industry in the post-COVID era.

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Competition Selects Korea's Best New Incentive Tour Programs 2022-08-11 An Awards Ceremony was held for the 'Korea Outstanding Incentive Tour Program Competition', which selected Korea's best new incentive tour programs.

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World Heritage City Forum to Gather Heritage Experts in Korea 2022-09-15 The World Heritage City Forum is taking place at Suwon Convention Center in Suwon from September 29 (Thu) – 30 (Fri) and is expected to welcome around 500 delegates.

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The Best of Korea Featured at The Meetings Show 2022 2022-07-20 The Korea MICE Bureau and partners showcased Korea's latest offerings for MICE groups at The Meetings Show 2022, held at ExCeL London from June 29-30.

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719 Travel [Korea] Post-entry PCR Test Requirement Lifted Effective Oct. 1 2022-09-30 Hit:38
718 Press Release World Heritage City Forum to Gather Heritage Experts in Korea 2022-09-15 Hit:41
717 Travel [Korea] Pre-entry COVID-19 PCR Test Requirement Ends Sept 3 2022-09-15 Hit:20
716 Industry KTO Kicks-Off New Monitoring Fam Tour Series for Incentive Tour Programs 2022-09-14 Hit:49
715 Travel [Korea] Expedited Post-entry PCR Testing for Short-term Visitors 2022-08-11 Hit:68
714 Press Release Competition Selects Korea's Best New Incentive Tour Programs 2022-08-11 Hit:770
713 Industry Korea Hosts World's Largest Astronomical Event for the First Time 2022-08-10 Hit:42
712 Press Release The Best of Korea Featured at The Meetings Show 2022 2022-07-20 Hit:74
711 Travel [Korea] PCR Test Required within One Day upon Arrival 2022-07-20 Hit:28

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:53