Is It Safe to Travel to South Korea Now?


Korea Tourism Organizations from various countries, especially Philippines, are promoting Autumn Season in Korea as travel industry is expected to start operating again in the later months of this year. Travelers from all over the world start to book hotel accommodation and airline tickets for the hope to experience autumn and winter season in Korea this year 2021. All thanks to the easing of social distancing rules and increasing number of people being vaccinated.

However, with the recent increase of COVID19 cases especially in the Incheon and Gyeonggi province, hotels and airline companies worry as clients start to cancel reservations as the government has implemented Level 4 on social distancing rules, the toughest one. Aside from that, gatherings after 6 pm are also prohibited. These are the effort of the Korean government to help stop the fast spread of COVID19 virus.

Time can tell how strong this new wave challenging the easing COVID19 situation in the country. For what it’s worth, I guess it’s not yet safe to go to Korea until the case starts to flatten and God only knows when. Until then, keep your passport and save more money so that when travel is safe, you can go whenever you want, wherever you want.