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Seoul Corrects Mandatory Testing Order - Mission Accomplished!


Dear AMCHAM Members,

The Korean Government has announced a revised order regarding the recent COVID-19 testing requirement for all foreign workers and foreign business owners in Seoul.

Under the new order, foreign workers and business owners in Seoul are ONLY advised to test for COVID-19 and it is NOT mandatory. The penalty clause has obviously been removed.

Please see the attachment for details. (Only the Korean version is available at present).

AMCHAM greatly appreciates the willingness of the Korean Government to listen and promptly respond to the concerns and recommendations of AMCHAM and the foreign business community. Korea continues to be a model for the world to follow in its response to the pandemic.

Foreign Investment Ombudsman Kim Sung Jin played a critical role in amplifying and supporting our voices to Korea’s decision makers this week. Five-term National Assemblyman H.E. Lee Sang-min from the ruling party also played an important role in raising awareness of this issue with the key stakeholders.

Lastly, we would like to thank our valued members for actively communicating their concerns and ideas with us on this matter. We remain committed to fighting for our members and the international business community in Korea.

Thank you.