SEOUL - South Korea planned to lift restrictions on arrivals from central China's Hubei province as no newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported recently in the province, the health authorities said Friday.
South Korean Vice-Health Minister Kim Gang-lip said the country will lift restrictions on arrivals from Hubei and retract other visa-related measures starting from Aug 10
South Korean Vice-Health Minister Kim Gang-lip said at a press briefing that the country will lift restrictions on arrivals from Hubei and retract other visa-related measures starting from Aug 10.
Kim said the restrictions will be lifted as the province had not reported any new COVID-19 cases recently and that the Chinese government on Wednesday began to accept visa applications from South Koreans.
Since Feb 4, South Korea has imposed entry ban on all foreigners who visited the Hubei province in the preceding two weeks and on the holders of visas issued by the provincial authorities.
No new confirmed, asymptomatic or suspected cases were reported in Hubei Thursday.
According to South Korean health authorities, the Chinese government resumed the issuance of visas from Aug 5 for South Korean students and workers and those with valid residence permits who tested negative for COVID-19.
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