The main reason for such an initiative is the desire to raise the overall level of vaccination in the country. Moreover, today it is 91.2% of the adult population. For comparison, in Russia this figure only recently “crossed” the 50% mark.
Interestingly, the South Korean authorities openly stated that they consider the level of more than 90% insufficient, since recently there has been an increase in the incidence and number of seriously ill patients in the republic.
Considering that, on average, the treatment of one person from COVID-19 in South Korea costs $ 8.3 thousand, a considerable part of the unvaccinated may very soon lose this status.