Korea is Back and Officially MERS-Free

Korea is Back and Officially MERS-Free

You heard it right, Korea is finally MERS-free and there’s no better time to go back!

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It’s time to reunite with our beloved Bingsus, street markets and crazy theme parks!

Since its last laboratory confirmed case on July 4, 2015, South Korea is now one month free from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus (MERS-CoV), or MERS as it’s more commonly known, a deadly virus which made serious health and economic impacts to the affected countries in the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia.

While the World Health Organization (WHO) has yet to make its final statement, the South Korean government already declared a de facto end to MERS outbreak on July 28, 2015. The officials also assured the public that they will continue to monitor the situation and improve their health care facilities.

So if you’re thinking of dropping any travel plans to MERS-Free South Korea, there’s absolutely no more reason for you to do so! And if you’re one of those who cancelled your trip to Korea because of the outbreak, it’s time to start re-booking your vacation.

Image credit: Republic of Korea

Are you sure you want to miss out on witnessing the sight of this Korean beauty right here?

Also read: 8 Reasons Why Travellers Keep Going Back to South Korea

Of course, precaution is still key. And if you’re travelling to South Korea or other countries affected by MERS-CoV, this infographic might come in handy:

Image credit: World Health Organization (WHO)

Just keep a lookout on the latest news update, perform the safety measures you normally do when travelling and you’ll be just fine. Don’t let MERS-CoV come between you and your dream of travelling the world.

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Charmaine Acha
Charmaine Acha

Charmaine loves random weekend trips, technology, and coffee. Guided by her travel mantra "chill and travel", she enjoys unplanned escapades without compromising leisure. If not fangirling over her K-drama idols, she's on DND mode writing or planning her next possible adventure.