Recently, there have been many cases in which COVID-19 has been confirmed among those who entered Korea on board an airplane from the Philippines.
Therefore, the South Korean government decided to require all foreigners (including transfer passengers) arriving in South Korea from July 20 to present a Negative COVID-19 PCR Test Result issued within 48 hours before flight departure time. The Negative COVID-19 PCR Test Result must be shown at the time of check-in at the airport and upon the time of arrival at the quarantine authority in Korea.
* sample case : Passengers on flights departing on July 20 (Mon) 23:55 have to present their Negative COVID-19 PCR Test Result was issued between July 19 (Sun) and July 20 (Mon).
In addition, the Negative COVID-19 PCR Test Result will only be accepted if it was issued by one of the hospitals designated by the embassy. Please refer to the attached file for the list of designated hospitals.
The above measures are not related to visa issuance, so even though you have already received a visa, you have to take an additional COVID-19 PCR Test before your flight.
Lastly, we will stop accepting new visa applications at the Korean Embassy in the Philippines until further notice, and we will also stop processing visa applications that have already been received prior to this announcement. (Exceptions : visa for diplomatic, official, seamen, spouse and child of Korean national)
If you have any questions regarding the above, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.