What's in an exemption — will Asiad glory really benefit Korea's young football stars?
The U-24 Korean national team’s 2-1 victory over Japan in the final at the Hangzhou Asian Games on Saturday gave the Korean players not only a shiny gold medal, but also a very shiny military exemption.
U.S. Treasury begins exempting humanitarian aid from sanctions
The U.S. Treasury Department announced Tuesday that it began authorizing exemptions for humanitarian aid from international sanctions, signaling the possible easing of restrictions on relief to North Korea.
Defense minister maintains difficulty of granting BTS military exemptions
Defense Minister Lee Jong-sup has maintained that it would be “difficult to expand the exemption system” for members of boy band BTS who are set to serve their mandatory military service. During an interpellation at the National Assembly on...
Korea, Qatar foreign ministers sign visa exemption agreement, talk cooperation
Foreign Minister Park Jin met with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar Sheik Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Bin Jassim Al Thani at the Foreign Ministry in Jongno District, central Seoul, to discuss ...
Military Manpower Administration considering 'alternative service' for BTS
Lee Ki-sik, commissioner of the Military Manpower Administration, said on Monday that the administration was “reviewing the military service exemption for BTS from various aspects” and that “for now, we are looking at the matter within the overall...
Korea to lift quarantine requirement for unvaccinated travelers
Korea will lift a seven-day quarantine mandate for all travelers entering from abroad, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not, from June 8.
PCR test requirement for travelers being junked
It will soon be a little easier to enter Korea from abroad.
Vaccinated arrivals to end quarantine on March 21
Fully-vaccinated travelers arriving in Korea over the next five days will have shorter quarantines, authorities announced Tuesday.
Quarantine to be scrapped for vaccinated overseas arrivals
Vaccinated overseas arrivals will soon be exempt from quarantine. The rule change, effective March 21, comes as Korea battles a record number of infections and deaths from the Covid-19 virus.
Korea seeks exemptions from some Russia export restrictions
Korea will seek close consultations with the United States to receive an exemption from Washington's recently expanded sanctions against Russia.