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[Korea] Masks are Mandatory on Public Transportation in Korea

  • Date06/03/2020
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Starting May 26, masks are mandatory to ride public transportation in all regions of Korea.

Despite the continuing risk of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), there have been counts of people not wearing masks due to the hot weather. However, extra caution must be taken on public transportation with limited space such as buses, subways, taxis and trains.

As a result, starting May 26, passengers must wear masks to ride buses, subways and taxis. For public transportation that can be reserved in advance, it is recommended to make reservations online and to select seats at least one seat apart from each other.

This is also the case for airplanes. Starting May 27, passengers on all international and domestic airlines must wear a mask. Passengers are recommended to stand at a distance during security checks and in the immigration queue.

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Masks are Mandatory on Public Transportation in Korea

May 26, 2020 – until further notice
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Information courtesy of Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters on COVID-19