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number of new coronavirus cases fell below 10,000 for the first time in four months.

From today (23rd), when entering Korea from abroad, not only PCR but also professional rapid antigen test results are recognized.

Reporter Park Soo-jin reports.


Incheon International Airport this afternoon.

The arrival hall is busy with people coming from abroad.

A quarantine check is held in his hand.

When entering from overseas, not only a PCR negative confirmation within 48 hours, but also a negative rapid antigen test performed within 24 hours can be used to enter the country.

There were many responses that it was cheaper than the PCR test and the results were quick and convenient.

[Chae Mi-sun/German entrants: I was (inspected) at Munich Central Station.

The test results came directly to our e-mail after about 20 minutes.

The cost was free.]

There were a lot of inbound travelers saying that they had undergone a PCR test because it was the first day of implementation.

[Yoon Won-bin / U.S. entrant: I knew, but our date was a little vague, so I thought it would be certain to just get a PCR test...


Rapid antigen testing is only accepted for professional use, and self-diagnosis kits are not permitted.

Voice confirmation issued overseas must be in Korean or English, not in the local language.

You should also check that your passport number is written on it.

The voice confirmation letter is usually received by e-mail, but it must be drawn out and presented on paper during the domestic entry process.

[Germany entrants: From foreign countries, all emails are sent in PDF format.

You can print it and go, but it is inconvenient.] The

number of new confirmed cases was 9,975, which fell below 10,000 for the first time in four months since 8,570 on January 25.

The number of seriously ill patients is also stable at 200 for the fifth day and the death toll is 22.

The quarantine authorities said the decrease in the number of confirmed cases was stable and positive.

(Video editing: Kim Ho-jin, CG: Jo Su-in, VJ: Oh Se-gwan)