Republic of Korea: Vaccinated visitors from overseas to be exempt from 14-day quarantine starting this week

Wednesday 1442/11/20 - 2021/06/30
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Seoul, June 30, 2021, SPA -- Vaccinated people visiting the Republic of Korea from overseas, except those from 21 high-risk nations, will be exempt from the mandatory two-week coronavirus quarantine starting this week, as officials are easing the entry restrictions to allow more family visits amid the prolonged pandemic, Yonhap reported.
Starting Thursday, visitors flying in from over 150 countries can skip the quarantine if they have a document issued by South Korean consulates in their country of residence proving that they have been fully inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines, officials said.
Their purpose of visit must fall under the categories of either business, academic, public service or humanitarian, such as family-related affairs. They also need to be vaccinated with either AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna, Janssen, AZ Covishield, Sinopharm or Sinovac.
They still need to take COVID-19 diagnostic tests before and after arrival in South Korea and will have to be quarantined if they test positive.
However, visitors from 21 high-risk countries, including India, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines and several African and Latin American countries, will have to undergo the two-week quarantine due to the rising cases of the delta variant in those countries.
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14:10 LOCAL TIME 11:10 GMT
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