South Korea drops most Covid curbs from today

Waning cases of Omicron has allowed South Korea to ease off most Covid restrictions from today, including a midnight curfew on eateries and a capacity cap on private gatherings that was previously set at 10.

Rallies and other events with 300 or more people are also permitted now, while a 70 per cent limit on capacity at religious facilities has been removed.

A midnight curfew on eateries, social distancing rules and capacity limits at events are removed from April 18; Seoul pictured

Social distancing rules no longer stand, although mandatory mask-wearing remains in place.

The decision on April 15 follows on the footsteps of eased travel requirements, including the exemption of mandatory quarantine for fully vaccinated inbound travellers.

However, the authorities have yet to reinstate visa-free travel, due to continued concerns with Omicron sub-variant presence in other countries.

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