Cultural Attractions and Facilities in South Korea Reopen

Many cultural attractions and facilities that have been closed since May due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have reopened on July 22, 2020.

Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul

The decision to reopen indoor and outdoor facilities following the decision to ease preventive measures in metropolitan areas was made by the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters. Decisions regarding the operation of these facilities will be made on each level after assessing the situation.

Precautions will take place in these facilities such as limiting the maximum number of visitors to 1,000 people, requiring online reservations, and QR code entrance records.

In addition, all facilities require visitors to wear a mask, take temperature checks, and use the exhibitions in one direction. Group visits, educational classes, and events are still prohibited.

For more information, please visit the website of each organization and facility.


More Info

Operating period: July 22, 2020 ~ ongoing
Other Helpful Information:
– Cultural Heritage Administration: www.cha.go.kr
– 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330


Information courtesy of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Cultural Heritage Administration and more.

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