12/3/2021, 10:10 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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South Korea to add more countries to travel ban list

The South Korean government is about to add more countries to its coronavirus-related travel ban list in order to curb the spread of the Omicron variant, a senior presidential aide confirmed on Friday.

"If we look at the current pace of spread, I expect that (the number of countries) will have to increase. We are listening to expert opinions and trying to find a balance," senior presidential secretary for communication Park Soo-hyun told Yonhap News.

South Korea has previously imposed travel restrictions on foreign arrivals from 10 African countries, a decision which came in as the country battles its worst coronavirus outbreak yet, registering more than 5,000 new infections per day in recent times.

Baha Breaking the News (BBN) / ND