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South Korea set to scrap mandatory quarantine for foreign visitors

By Hoang Phong   March 13, 2022 | 06:56 pm PT
South Korea set to scrap mandatory quarantine for foreign visitors
Commuters cross a zebra crossing in Seoul, South Korea, February 3, 2021. Photo by Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji
Most vaccinated visitors including those from Vietnam will be exempt from mandatory quarantine on arrival in South Korea from April 1.

People who are fully immunized against Covid-19 with a vaccine approved by WHO, except from Myanmar, Pakistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine, will be exempt.

They are required to enter their vaccine records in new online system Q-code prior to arriving and scan a QR code at immigration.

They must also furnish a negative PCR test result on arrival and take another PCR test a day after entry.

Korean now requires all foreign arrivals to self-isolate for seven days regardless of their vaccination status.

Around 200,000 Vietnamese live in the country.

 
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