Photo: Haeundae Beach
All beaches in Korea closed their summer swimming season early on August 23, due to the raised disease threat alert level. What started out as 28 beaches in Busan, Incheon, and Jeollanam-do expanded to all 251 beaches and beach facilities throughout the nation.
The closure aims to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and applies to the beaches as well as shower booths, changing stalls, and rental of parasols and water sports equipment. However, while the swimming period and facilities are closed, tourists can still visit the 108 beaches that were closed early, as the beaches are planned to be disinfected regularly.
In addition, exhibition facilities, including The National Maritime Museum and the Fisheries Science Museum, which were previously open on a limited basis, are now closed.
Information courtesy of Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries