People walk through the Myeongdong shopping district of South Korean capital Seoul in May. Photo: Reuters People walk through the Myeongdong shopping district of South Korean capital Seoul in May. Photo: Reuters
People walk through the Myeongdong shopping district of South Korean capital Seoul in May. Photo: Reuters

South Korea offers quarantine-free travel as Asia’s ‘zero-Covid’ economies stay isolated

  • Quarantine-free travel for vaccinated visitors falls short of full reopening, yet looks bold in a region showing little appetite for easing border controls
  • The country of more than 51 million has never had a lockdown and has managed to keep deaths low, while still reporting hundreds of new cases every day

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
People walk through the Myeongdong shopping district of South Korean capital Seoul in May. Photo: Reuters People walk through the Myeongdong shopping district of South Korean capital Seoul in May. Photo: Reuters
People walk through the Myeongdong shopping district of South Korean capital Seoul in May. Photo: Reuters
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