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Notice [IMPORTANT] Quarantine Info. & Suspension of post-entry PCR testing for All overseas entrants to Korea('22.10.7.)

DATE
2022-10-07

Quarantine Information for All Travelers to Rep. of Korea

Mandatory quarantine and Post-entry PCR testing for International arrivals will be lifted,

and it's strongly encouraged to use Q-code system before entry -

** +82-2-2633-1339, +82-2-2163-5945 (KDCA, Korean Disease Control and Prevention Agency Call Center) for more details or the most updated information on COVID-19 measures including quarantine in Rep. of Korea


 Suspension of COVID-19 testing prior to entering Korea for All overseas entrants (click)

​   - Passengers arriving in South Korea after 00:00 a.m. September 3rd do not need to submit a separate COVID-19 test result sheet prior to entry.



[Suspension of post-entry PCR testing for All overseas entrants starting from October 1, 2022]

○ (1, October 2022 KST ~) 

Beginning October 1, 2022, 0:00 AM (sat), the requirement for all inbound travelers to do post-entry PCR testing is suspended, so please refer to this information if you are entering to Korea.

- Korean nationals and Long-term stay foreigners who show virus symptoms within three days of their arrival Korea can undergo a free PCR test at public health centers in Rep. of Korea.



[All overseas entrants will be exempt from isolation starting from June 8, 2022]

- don't need to apply quarantine exemption certificate -

 (8, June 2022 KST ~) Quarantine exemption for all overseas entrants regardless of their vaccination history

- You can still use Q-code system established by the KDCA in order to shorten the time for quarantine inspection and provide the conveniences overseas entrants require upon entry to the Republic of Korea.




 Pre-entry Quarantine (Q-code) system ( cov19ent.kdca.go.kr ) 

- (Before departure) Input Personal info., Entry & Stay info., Health condition → Issue QR-Code


※ Registration of your information in Q-code is strongly encouraged to shorten their waiting time for entry and enable efficient followup management.

 Q-code System Manual Video (click)

※ Testing Medical Institutions in Korea → attached



[For those who should be isolated because of gotten positive result from COVID-19 test]

  Koreans, Long-term stay foreigners: self-quarantine

  Short-term stay foreigners: facility quarantine

   ※ Expenses for quarantine at a government-designated facility
        - Must be paid by the travelers themselves
       - Expenses for quarantine at a government-designated facility are KRW 120,000 per day and must be paid before entering the facility with cash (Korean Won) or international credit card (Foreign currency are not accepted)

   ※ Exceptions for Short-Term Visitors with Family in Korea

       - If they have family relationship with a resident in Korea
       - If self-quarantine is possible
       - The resident in Korea hosting them should be a Korean or a foreigner with a long-term stay visa
       - The family relationship can be : spouse, direct ascendant and descendant, relative within 3rd degree

 

      (Procedure)
      - Change can be made at the airport or at the quarantine facility
      - Required documents : ID card + proof of the family relationship + certification letter (they should be prepared before entering in Korea)
      - The family should pick up the visitor at the airport or at the quarantine facility; if it is difficult, the visitor will be in quarantine in a designated facility until the family submits required documents
      - The general standards and requirement for self-quarantine apply to the visitor, such as installation of the self-quarantine app

      (Documents to submit)
      - The relationship should be proved by an official document such as a family or marriage certificate
      - In case of official documents issued by a foreign government, apostille is required
      - In case of non-English documents, a certified translation is required
      - The resident should submit a letter which certify the protection of the person subject to self-quarantine which clearly expressed that he/she will provide its residence to the visitor for its quarantine, and that he/she will actively cooperate to comply with self-quarantine rules and monitoring of related organizations during the quarantine period​

Q-code System Manual Video (click)


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