Singapore Tourists can travel to S. Korea sans quarantine following travel bubble

Seoul: Under a bilateral travel bubble agreement, the first visitors from Singapore since the coronavirus outbreak began landed in South Korea on Monday.

A quarantine-free travel agreement between two or more cities or countries with similar proportions of Covid-19 infections is referred to as a travel bubble. According to the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO), the tourists arrived at Incheon International Airport earlier in the day and will be free to travel around the country without quarantine if they test negative on a polymerase chain reaction test.  This week, KTO welcomed a group of Singaporeans working in the tourism sector and reporters to explore important tourist attractions in the greater Seoul area and Gangwon Province.

On Monday, the Korea Tourism Organization and the Singapore Tourism Board signed a new agreement to collaborate in boosting tourism between the two nations, including marketing and venture capital support. 

Meanwhile, several countries are opening their borders to fully vaccinated travelers from South Korea. Guam, Thailand, and 20 countries in Europe are permitting them to travel freely without quarantine.

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