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Title The Perfect Guide for Entrants Relating to Covid-19 Quarantine in Incheon Int'l Airport, South Korea(1st April, 2022)
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  • Date 2022-03-30 13:50:24
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◆ Koreans and foreigners who do not hold a certificate of negative PCR test result for COVID-19 (including those who hold a non-conforming certificate) shall be restricted from getting on board the aircraft.(Regardless of vaccination status)

* However, if the certificate of negative PCR test result for COVID-19 is found non-conforming after arrival in Korea, the Koreans shall be put to 5-day facility quarantine (at their own expense) plus 2-day self-quarantine, and the entry of the foreigners shall be refused. 

 ※ As to the entrants who are exempted from submitting a certificate of negative PCR test result, refer to ‘FAQ related to Submission of a Certificate of Negative PCR Test Result’ in the announcement. 


◆ Instructions on how to use the pre-entry quarantine information system

 - Complete implementation for travelers arriving at Incheon International Airport, with future plans of extending to regional airports and ports.

 - Q-CODE system users are not required to submit a health status questionnaire or a special quarantine report (verified by the system)

 ※ Details, including who can use the system and how to use it, are available at https://cov19ent.kdca.go.kr


◆ Conduct a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) on the sixth or seventh day following the arrival date.

 - (RAT) By self-examination or visit medical facilities or screening clinics

 * However, entrants from overseas aged 60 and over can undergo PCR testing at screening clinics of public health centers

 - Maintain the current status for persons in facility quarantine (Conduct a PCR test on the sixth or seventh day)


◆ Quarantine exemption for people who have completed vaccinations 

 * In Korea: Mar. 21, 2022 ~, Overseas: Apr. 1, 2022 ~

 - Individuals who have completed vaccination are exempt from quarantine; however, entrants from abroad are not exempted from quarantine. 

 - The procedures for individuals who have completed their vaccinations outside of Korea are identical to those who have completed their vaccinations in Korea. (Apr. 1 ~) 

Section

 

Input quarantine information via pre-entry system (Q-code)

 

Effective Date

 

 

 

 

 

① Arrival Information

 

② Vaccination History

 

③ Certificate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entrants who have completed vaccination in Korea

Direct entry of passport number, etc.

Automatic link of vaccination history

Not required to attach a certificate

 

’22. 3. 21.~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entrants who have completed vaccination abroad

Direct entry of passport number, etc.

Automatic link of vaccination history

Not required to attach a certificate

 

’22. 4. 1.~


※ Definition of individuals who have completed vaccination


 ▶ (Those who completed vaccination in Korea) Refers to an individual who has completed the second vaccination as of the date of admission into Korea or who has completed the third (booster) vaccination following the second vaccination and can verify the immunization history

 * 14 to 180 days following the second dosage of a vaccination (1st dose for Janssen) that has been approved in Korea

  - (Verification) After putting information into the pre-entry system for quarantine information (Q-CODE), check vaccination history using the given QR code.

 * Those who have completed vaccination in Korea are immediately enrolled in the pre-entry system (You do not have to attach a certificate)


 ▶ (Those who completed vaccination ouside of korea) Refers to an individual who has received the second vaccination* from outside the country as of the date of entrance or who has received the third (booster) vaccination following the second vaccination and can verify the immunization history.

 * 14 to 180 days following the second dosage of a vaccine (1st dose for Janssen) that has been approved by WHO

 - (Verification) After putting information into the pre-entry system for quarantine information (Q-CODE), check vaccination history using the given QR code.

 * Those who have completed overseas vaccination are required to attach a certificate of immunization history to the pre-entry system 

 ※ 'Those who have completed vaccination outside of korea' are treated the same as 'those who have completed vaccination in Korea' when providing their vaccination history registered in the domestic vaccination certification system via visit to a public health facility before the date of entrance.



□ Symptomatic Entrants

Classification

 

PCR test

 

Test result

 

Action

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sympto- matic entrants 

Arrival Hall or Central Quarantine and Medical Support Center (Quarantine Facility)

Positive

Transfer to one's residence, 

hospital, or treatment facility

 

 

 

 

Negative

The procedure for the asymptomatic entrants shall be followed by object. 

(It shall be considered that the PCR test to be conducted within 1 day after the entry has been completed.) 

 

□ Asymptomatic Entrants 

 ○ Entrants from Normal Countries 

Classification

 

Certificate of Negative PCR Test Result

 

PCR Test within 1 day after Entry 

 

Quarantine

 

Additional Test 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entrants who have completed vaccination in Korea

 

* Same process of those who have completed vaccination overseas (Apr.1~)

Koreans/

Long-stay Foreigners 

Submitted

(Conforming)

Public Health Center

Exempted from quarantine after negative confirmation

(Manual monitoring) 

Conduct RAT on the sixth or seventh day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short-stay Foreigners 

Submitted

(Conforming)

Incheon Airport COVID-19 Test Center or Medical Institution

(own expense) 

Exempted from quarantine after negative confirmation

(Manual monitoring) 

Conduct RAT on the sixth or seventh day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others

Koreans/

Long-stay Foreigners 

Submitted

(Conforming)

Public Health Center

Self quarantine for 7 days 

RAT on the sixth or seventh day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short-stay Foreigners 

Submitted

(Conforming)

Test in a temporary residential facility and facility quarantine for 7 days 

(expenses for 7-day quarantine facility to be covered by the entrants)

PCR test on the sixth or seventh day

 

※ Vaccination certificates can be printed from ‘Vaccination Aid Homepage (nip.kdac.go.kr), or government 24 (www.gov.kr)’ and vaccination certificates can be issued only in a Public Health Center. 

※ Transportation: Individuals with the 'Vaccination Completed' sticker on their passports may use alternate modes of transportation, such as public transportation, to travel from the airport to their residence (other entrants may use their own car or transportation of preventive measures such as separately designated airport buses or KTX (designated compartment)).

 * From April 1, 2022, use of the quarantine transportation network for all overseas entrants will be suspended (They can use the public transportation)

 

 ○ Holders of a Quarantine Exemption Certificate

 ☞ As to the details, the 「Guidelines for Issuance of Quarantine Exemption Documents to Overseas Entrants」 of the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasure Headquarters shall be followed. 

※ The case of an entrant who holds an A1 (Diplomatic affairs), A2 (Government affairs), or A3 (Treaty) visa, or for whom a ‘quarantine exemption document‘ is issued by a Korean embassy (or the related ministry) before the entry, etc. 

 

Classification

 

Certificate of Negative PCR Test Result

 

PCR Test within 1 day after Entry 

 

Quarantine

 

Additional Test

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submission of the Quarantine Exemption Document 

Submitted

(Conforming)

Temporary residential facility

Exemption of quarantine after negative PCR test result is checked 

* Installation of self-diagnosis app 

Conduct RAT on the sixth or seventh day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

※ For all the entrants to whom the SOFA is applied (US Armed Forces in Korea, related persons), PCR tests shall be carried out in a camp of the US Armed Forces in Korea. 

※ Those who have completed vaccination among holders of Visa A may submit to a PCR test on their first day in the country at the same location as those who have completed vaccination as indicated above.




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