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Mandatory Quarantine Instructions for All Incoming Travelers to Republic of Korea

2020-05-13 452  Views
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The Korea Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has released 'MANDATORY QUARANTINE INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL INCOMING TRAVELERS TO REPUBLIC OF KOREA.'


Coronavirus Disease-19 ( COVID-19 )

MANDATORY QUARANTINE INSTRUCTIONS
FOR ALL INCOMING TRAVELERS TO REPUBLIC OF KOREA
In accordance with the Quarantine Act and the Infectious Disease Control and Prevention Act, all incoming travelers,
regardless of nationality, shall be subject to mandatory quarantine beginning on the date of entry and lasting for the following 14 days.
(For example, if you arrived on 1 May, you are required to stay under mandatory quarantine until 24:00 of 15 May.)

ONCE YOU ARRIVE AT AIRPORT
MANDATORY QUARANTINE INSTRUCTIONS
In accordance with the Quarantine Act and the Infectious Disease Control and Prevention Act, all incoming travelers,
regardless of nationality, shall be subject to mandatory quarantine beginning on the date of entry and lasting for the following 14 days.
(For example, if you arrived on 1 May, you are required to stay under mandatory quarantine until 24:00 of 15 May.)
Wear a facemask at all times and avoid contact or talking with other people.
You are required to be tested if you have suspected symptoms.
Note) Those who have valid quarantine exemption are required to be tested and
will be subject to active monitoring for 14 days by designated public health officials.
The designated official will check and monitor their health conditions for 14 days.
* Valid quarantine exemptions are:
- Pre-approved waiver from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; or
- A1 (diplomat on duty) or A2 (government official on duty) visa or a
“quarantine exemption document” issued in advance by a Korean Embassy.
FOREIGNERS ON SHORT-TERM VISIT are required to enter mandatory quarantine
(at their own expense) at a facility designated by the Korean government.
- IF YOU BOARDED FROM EUROPE OR THE UNITED STATES:
You will be tested at an open walk-through screening station at airport and
enter quarantine/isolation at a temporary living facility.
- IF YOU BOARDED FROM COUNTRY/REGION OTHER THAN ABOVE:
You will enter mandatory quarantine at a temporary living facility and will be tested within 14 days.
FOREIGNERS ON LONG-TERM VISIT
(i.e. living in Korea) are required to enter mandatory quarantine in their homes.
- IF YOU BOARDED FROM EUROPE:
Regardless of symptoms, you will be tested at an open walk-through screening station at airport and
wait for your result at a temporary living facility. If the result is negative, you will be allowed to leave the facility
and enter mandatory home quarantine.
- IF YOU BOARDED FROM THE UNITED STATES:
If you do not have symptoms at the time of entry, you may leave the airport and
enter your mandatory home quarantine.
However, you are required to visit a screening center and get tested within the next 3 days,
regardless of symptoms.
- IF YOU BOARDED FROM ALL OTHER COUNTRIES:
If you do not have symptoms at the time of entry,
you may leave the airport and enter your mandatory home quarantine.
However, You are required to visit a screening center and get tested within the next 14 days
(i.e. during your home quarantine period), regardless of symptoms.
* Further actions may follow contingent on test result.
FOR ALL PERSONS SUBJECT TO MANDATORY FACILITY QUARANTINE :
- Use the designated transit vehicle to move to your designated quarantine facility.
May 11, 2020 


FOR ALL PERSONS SUBJECT TO MANDATORY HOME QUARANTINE :
- When you leave the airport, do not take public transportation.
Use a personal car or designated mode of transit (designated airport limousine bus or KTX train).
* Go home directly from the airport. Do not make stops in other locations.
- As soon as you arrive home, call your local public health center to inform them that you are under quarantine.
- Install the “HOME QUARANTINE SAFETY PROTECTION” app by the Ministry of the Interior and Safety on your phone. (This is mandatory.)
ABOUT THE HOME QUARANTINE SAFETY PROTECTION APP :
*All persons subject to mandatory home quarantine
(all Korean nationals and all foreign nationals on long-term visit)
are required to install the “HOME QUARANTINE SAFETY PROTECTION”
app on their mobile phone and comply with
the quarantine rules for 14 days of quarantine. (ID: CORONA)
(If there is any change to your phone number or where you live,
http://url.kr/9dqRor you must notify your local public health center as soon as possible.)

HOME QUARANTINE GUIDELINES
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PERSON UNDER MANDATORY HOME QUARANTINE:
- To protect other people in your community from possible infection, do not leave your quarantine location (i.e. your home) as much as possible.
- If you need to leave home for an essential need (such as getting medical care), contact your local public health center first.
- Make sure to secure an independent living space.
- If there is any space in your home that is shared with other household members (such as family members, roommates, and cohabitants),
make sure that the common space is frequently ventilated.
- If you are unable to secure an independent living space, ask your local public health center for help.
- Keep your personal items (such as towels, eating utensils, and mobile phones) separate from other household members.
- Immediately report to your local public health center if you begin to show fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other respiratory symptoms.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS LIVING WITH PERSON
UNDER MANDATORY HOME QUARANTINE:
- To your best ability, avoid any physical contact with the quarantined household member.
- In situations where you have to come in contact with the quarantined household member, make sure to wear a facemask and
keep a distance of at least 2 meters between you and the person.
- Closely monitor the health condition of the quarantined household member.
- Keep clean all frequently touched surfaces and objects including tabletops, door knobs, bathroom fixtures, bedside tables, and keyboards.
- If your work setting involves frequent contact with many people (including but not limited to school, private classes, preschool, kindergarten,
social welfare facility, postpartum care center, and healthcare institution), limit or reduce your work capacity as best as possible to minimize
contact with others until your household member is released from mandatory home quarantine.

GENERAL INFECTION PREVENTION TIPS
Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and running water for over 30 seconds.
Cover your nose and mouth using your upper sleeve when coughing.
Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
Frequently ventilate your rooms.
Wear a facemask if you have fever or respiratory or respiratory symptoms,
or when you visit hospitals, clinics, or pharmacies.

*If you leave your quarantine location without permission during your mandatory home quarantine
period or otherwise fail to comply with quarantine guidelines, you will be required to wear a Safety Band
(a location-tracking wristband that connects to your phone’s Home Quarantine Safety Protection App).
If you still refuse to comply, you will be ordered to quarantine at a designated facility at your own expense.

※ Failure to comply with this action may result in:
- Criminal penalty of imprisonment up to 1 year or a fine up to 10 million won according to Article 79-3, subparagraphs
3 thorugh 5 of the Inef ctious Disease Control and Prevention Act;
- Civil damages in the event that your failure to comply constitutes violation of law and causes damage to the state due to
further tarnsmission of the infectious disease and/or additional measures of disease control/prevention; and/or
- (For foreign nationals) Revocation of visa or residence permit, deportation, and/or prohibition of entry
acording to the Immigration Act.

May 11, 2020 


Source: http://ncov.mohw.go.kr/infoBoardView.do?brdId=3&brdGubun=32&dataGubun=323&ncvContSeq=1766&contSeq=1766&board_id=&gubun=#

(Released as of May 11, 2020)


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http://english.busan.go.kr/bsnews01/1427956