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Winter Sporting Events in Pyeongchang, South Korea 

The mountainous region of Pyeongchang, South Korea will soon experience an influx of visitors due to the scheduled winter sporting events and may pose a number of potential health and safety risks for travelers.

Leading up to the event, there have been concerns due to the proximity of the games to the North Korean border. Recent dialogue initiated by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with South Korean President Moon Jae-in have reduced tension and threat concerns however, there are safety precautions that members should consider prior to and while travelling in this region to ensure a safe and healthy experience.


  • Security is always a concern at large public gatherings. For the latest information from our security partner, Drum Cussac, view the risk report for this region.
  • Looking for local insight on the medical situation in Pyeongchang? Regional Physician Advisor Sooyoung Kim, MD provides cultural and health-related information in the TravelWell article "Discovering Pyeongchang and Navigating a New Culture".
  • Leave the flu at home! Regional Physician Advisor and Infectious Disease specialist, Dr. Vanya Gant provides information about influenza and travelling to Pyeongchang. 
  • View the infographic for travel, dining and cultural tips.

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