South Korea's southern island of Jeju is allowing more foreign travelers.
Starting November 25th the tourism hotspot is taking groups of travelers from Singapore regardless of their visa status.
Since February last year Jeju's health authorities had stopped any group tours by foreign travelers.
However, next Thursday under the so-called travel bubble agreement between South Korea and Singapore tourists from Singapore will be able to freely go around the island.
Jeju officials along Jeju Tourism Organization and Automobile Association of Singapore have planned a special 5-day package for tourists to explore the island by car.
On Monday people from Singapore are allowed to travel freely to South Korea MEANING no more need for a 7-day quarantine or three PCR tests when entering.
BUT travelers still have to show a negative PCR test on arrival then take another one at the airport.
They also need to be fully vaccinated and have travel insurance in case they catch COVID-19 while in Korea.
Those aged under six years old just need to take a PCR test when they arrive in Incheon.
South Koreans heading to Singapore have to undergo similar steps.
Following the travel bubble agreement with Saipan and Singapore the South Korean government plans to expand the list of countries. hoping to make a third travel bubble with the United Arab Emirates.
Choi Won-jong, Arirang News.