order to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the Republic of Korea will require a
mandatory 14-day self-quarantine for all travelers entering Korea at either their
place of residence or a government-designated isolation facility, effective
April 1, 2020 at 00:00 hours. This mandatory self-quarantine will apply to
everyone, regardless of nationality, except the short-term foreign visitors who
are issued with an “Isolation Exemption Certificate” from the ROK Embassy or
Consulate General prior to the trip.
order to apply for the “Isolation Exemption Certificate”, you must visit Korea
on 90-day visa free travel or with C1, C3, or C4 visa AND the purpose of the visit
must be (a) important business/academic activities, (b) activities related to
public services, (c) urgent humanitarian reasons. If these two conditions are
met, you can apply to receivethe Certificate by filling in the attached
application form and submitting it, along with any supporting document, to the Republic of Korea Embassy or Consulate General. Once your application is
approved by the Embassy or Consulate General, you will be issued with the
Certificate. You can contact ANY of the ROK Embassy or Consulate
Generals. (attachment 2)
you arrive in Korea with the "Isolation Exemption Certificate", you
will be escorted to a separate facility outside of Incheon International
Airport for COVID-19 diagnostic testing. The test result will be available in 6
to 24 hours. Accommodation will be provided if an overnight stay is required.
the test result is negative, you will be exempt from the 14-day
self-quarantine. However, you will be still subject to "Active
Monitoring,” which includes daily submission of health status information via
“Self-Diagnosis App” and answering daily phone call from health authorities,
throughout your stay in Korea.
b. If the test result is positive, you will be
moved to hospitals or designated treatment centers for treatment/quarantine, regardless of the Isolation Exemption Certificate.
attachment : 1. Isolation Exemption Certificate
2. Point of Contact for the Submission of “Isolation Exemption Certificate”
3. Notice for Travelers
4. Agreement to Facility Quarantine