Korea to Implement Quarantine Exemption Soon for Overseas Arrivals

It is known that the South Korean government will soon be exempting from the 7-day self-quarantine for travelers arriving from overseas, including the United States.

Jung Eun-kyung, head of the Central Quarantine Countermeasures Headquarters, said at a regular briefing on the 28th, “We are considering exempting self-quarantine for overseas travelers, especially those who have completed vaccinations. We will pursue it at an appropriate time.”

Director Jeong explained the background for the quarantine exemption review, saying, “Considering the high domestic risk, we believe that we have achieved the goal of delaying the mutation of Omicron as much as possible.”

Regarding the period of exemption from quarantine, Jung said, “Considering the period when the epidemic situation is more stable, we plan to change the management of overseas arrivals based on the individual’s risk level.”

Currently, when entering Korea from overseas, such as the United States, it is compulsory to submit a negative PCR test in advance and self-quarantine at a designated facility or home for 7 days after entry.

MI Asian Staff
Author: MI Asian Staff