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Airlines Updates

30.07.2020 Asiana Airlines during the month of August 2020 plans to operate following International routes, as of 29JUL20. Various travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s operation, as well as passenger traffic rights.

Seoul Incheon – Almaty 1 weekly A321neo
Seoul Incheon – Bangkok 2 weekly A330-300
Seoul Incheon – Changchun 1 weekly 747-400

Seoul Incheon – Cebu eff 09AUG20 1 weekly A321
Seoul Incheon – Clark 2 weekly A321
Seoul Incheon – Frankfurt 4 weekly A350-900XWB
Seoul Incheon – Hanoi 3 weekly 777-200ER
Seoul Incheon – Ho Chi Minh City 3 weekly 777-200ER
Seoul Incheon – Hong Kong 3 weekly 777-200ER
Seoul Incheon – Istanbul 1 weekly 777-200ER until 15AUG20
Seoul Incheon – Jakarta 3 weekly A350-900XWB
Seoul Incheon – London Heathrow 1 weekly A350-900XWB
Seoul Incheon – Los Angeles 9 weekly A350-900XWB
Seoul Incheon – Manila 1 daily 777-200ER
Seoul Incheon – Nanjing 1 weekly 747-400
Seoul Incheon – New York JFK 1 daily A350-900XWB
Seoul Incheon – Osaka Kansai 3 weekly A321
Seoul Incheon – Phnom Penh 4 weekly A321neo
Seoul Incheon – San Francisco 4 weekly A350-900XWB
Seoul Incheon – Seattle 3 weekly A350-900XWB
Seoul Incheon – Singapore 1 weekly A330-300
Seoul Incheon – Sydney 1 weekly A350-900XWB/777-200ER
Seoul Incheon – Taipei Taoyuan 3 weekly 777-200ER
Seoul Incheon – Tashkent 1 weekly 777-200ER
Seoul Incheon – Tokyo Narita 1 daily A321
Published on 29.07.2020
FlyGangwon adds Yangyang – Daegu service from mid-August 2020
Air Seoul adds Seoul Gimpo – Busan service from late-August 2020

Published on 28.07.2020
Korean Air Resumes Flights to Tianjin, China

Published on 27.07.2020
Jeju Air August 2020 International operation as of 24JUL20

Published on 22.07.2020
T’Way Air delays Hong Kong resumption to August 2020

Published on 21.07.2020
Korean Air schedules limited Auckland service in August 2020

20.07.2020 Skyteam member Korean Air in the last few weeks filed inventory changes in the 4th quarter of 2020. As of 0600GMT 18JUL20, following routes are not available for reservation between 25OCT20 and 31DEC20, as the airline zero’d out all fare classes.

Busan – Beijing Capital
Busan – Fukuoka
Busan – Nagoya
Busan – Qingdao
Busan – Shanghai Pu Dong
Busan – Taipei Taoyuan
Busan – Tokyo Narita
Jeju – Beijing Capital
Seoul Gimpo – Beijing Capital
Seoul Incheon – Aomori
Seoul Incheon – Barcelona
Seoul Incheon – Brisbane
Seoul Incheon – Changsha
Seoul Incheon – Guangzhou
Seoul Incheon – Dubai
Seoul Incheon – Istanbul
Seoul Incheon – Jinan
Seoul Incheon – Kagoshima
Seoul Incheon – Komatsu
Seoul Incheon – Kunming
Seoul Incheon – Madrid
Seoul Incheon – Milan Malpensa
Seoul Incheon – Moscow Sheremetyevo
Seoul Incheon – Mumbai
Seoul Incheon – Niigata
Seoul Incheon – Okayama
Seoul Incheon – Okinawa
Seoul Incheon – Rome
Seoul Incheon – Sapporo
Seoul Incheon – Shenyang
Seoul Incheon – Tashkent
Seoul Incheon – Tel Aviv
Seoul Incheon – Tianjin
Seoul Incheon – Wuhan
Seoul Incheon – Xiamen
Seoul Incheon – Zhengzhou

Following routes displaying selected flights available for reservation for the period of 25OCT20 – 31DEC20:
Seoul Incheon – Beijing Capital 1 daily available for reservation, instead of 17 weekly
Seoul Incheon – Hong Kong 2 daily, instead of 5
Seoul Incheon – Qingdao 1 daily, instead of 2
Seoul Incheon – Shanghai Pu Dong 1 daily, instead of 3
Seoul Incheon – Taipei Taoyuan 1 daily, instead of 2

During Northern winter 2020/21 season (25OCT20 – 27MAR21), First Class cabin (P / F / A-class) is not available for reservation on majority routes operated by following aircraft: A380, 747-8I, 777-200ER, 777-300ER.

Published on 17.07.2020
Korean Air NW20 Australia inventory update as of 0015GMT 17JUL20
Asiana Airlines removes planned Seoul Gimpo – Tokyo Haneda August 2020 resumption
Jeju Air schedules one-time Saipan service in August 2020

Published on 15.07.2020
Korean Air resumes Guangzhou service in August 2020
Asiana Airlines resumes Seoul Gimpo – Tokyo Haneda service in August 2020

Published on 14.07.2020
Jin Air July 2020 International network as of 13JUL20

Published on 09.07.2020
T’Way Air increases Seoul Incheon – Hong Kong flights in August 2020
Air Busan to resume flights to China next week
Jeju Air July 2020 Philippine operations as of 07JUL20

Published on 03.07.2020
Jeju Air resumes Clark service in July 2020

01.07.2020 Korean Air has further modified planned International network for the month of July 2020, as well as operational aircraft. As of 30JUN20, planned operation in July 2020 as follows.

Various long-haul routes’ operational frequencies listed below is also maintained in August 2020. Various travel restrictions continue to impact the airline’s passenger traffic rights, resulting in additional modification.

Seoul Incheon – Amsterdam 3 weekly A330-300 (777-300ER from 01AUG20)
Seoul Incheon – Atlanta 1 daily 777-300ER
Seoul Incheon – Bangkok 1 daily 777-300ER
Seoul Incheon – Boston eff 22AUG20 3 weekly 787-9
Seoul Incheon – Chicago O’Hare 5 weekly 777-300ER
Seoul Incheon – Dallas/Ft. Worth 3 weekly 787-9
Seoul Incheon – Frankfurt 2 weekly 777-300ER (Previous plan: 3 weekly)
Seoul Incheon – Hanoi 3 weekly 777-300ER
Seoul Incheon – Ho Chi Minh City 5 weekly A330-300 (1 daily from 01AUG20; Previous plan: 1 daily from 01JUL20)
Seoul Incheon – Hong Kong 3 weekly 787-9/A330-300
Seoul Incheon – Jakarta 2 weekly 777-300ER (3 weekly from 01AUG20)
Seoul Incheon – Kuala Lumpur 2 weekly A330-300 (3 weekly from 01AUG20)
Seoul Incheon – London Heathrow 3 weekly 777-300ER (Previous plan: 5 weekly)
Seoul Incheon – Los Angeles 10 weekly 777-300ER (Previous plan: 11 weekly)
Seoul Incheon – Manila 10 weekly 777-300ER (Previous plan: 2 daily)
Seoul Incheon – New York JFK 1 daily 777-300ER
Seoul Incheon – Paris CDG 4 weekly 777-300ER (Previous plan: 5 weekly)
Seoul Incheon – Phnom Penh 3 weekly A330-200/737-800 (4 weekly from 01AUG20)
Seoul Incheon – San Francisco 5 weekly 787-9 (Previous plan: 1 daily)
Seoul Incheon – Seattle 3 weekly 787-9
Seoul Incheon – Shenyang 1 weekly 777-300
Seoul Incheon – Singapore 2 weekly 777-300ER (3 weekly from 01AUG20)
Seoul Incheon – Taipei Taoyuan 4 weekly A330-300 (2 weekly from 14JUL20)
Seoul Incheon – Tokyo Narita 1 daily A330-300
Seoul Incheon – Toronto 3 weekly 787-9
Seoul Incheon – Vancouver 4 weekly 787-9
Seoul Incheon – Washington Dulles 4 weekly 787-9
Seoul Incheon – Yangon 2 weekly A330-300 (3 weekly from 01AUG20)

Published on 30.06.2020
Korean Air July 2020 International operations as of 30JUN20

24.06.2020 Asiana Airlines has filed additional changes to its planned International operation for the month of July 2020. Planned operation as of 0400GMT 24JUN20 as follows.

Seoul Incheon – Almaty 07JUL20 / 21JUL20 A321neo
Seoul Incheon – Bangkok 4 weekly A330-300
Seoul Incheon – Changchun 1 weekly 747-400
Seoul Incheon – Frankfurt 5 weekly A350-900XWB
Seoul Incheon – Guangzhou 07JUL20 / 10JUL20 A330-300
Seoul Incheon – Hanoi 5 weekly A330-300
Seoul Incheon – Ho Chi Minh City 5 weekly 777-200ER
Seoul Incheon – Hong Kong 3 weekly 777-200ER
Seoul Incheon – Istanbul eff 24JUL20 1 weekly 777-200ER
Seoul Incheon – Jakarta 3 weekly A350-900XWB
Seoul Incheon – London Heathrow 2 weekly A350-900XWB
Seoul Incheon – Los Angeles 10 weekly A350-900XWB
Seoul Incheon – Manila 1 daily 777-200ER
Seoul Incheon – New York JFK 1 daily A350-900XWB
Seoul Incheon – Osaka Kansai 3 weekly A321 (1 daily from 21JUL20)
Seoul Incheon – Paris CDG eff 17JUL20 1 weekly A350-900XWB (2 weekly from 01AUG20)
Seoul Incheon – Phnom Penh 3 weekly A321
Seoul Incheon – San Francisco 5 weekly A350-900XWB
Seoul Incheon – Seattle 3 weekly A350-900XWB
Seoul Incheon – Singapore 2 weekly A350-900XWB
Seoul Incheon – Sydney 1 weekly A350-900XWB
Seoul Incheon – Taipei Taoyuan 3 weekly 777-200ER
Seoul Incheon – Tashkent 1 weekly 777-200ER
Seoul Incheon – Tokyo Narita 1 daily A321

Published on 23.06.2020
Asiana Airlines July 2020 International operations as of 24JUN20

Published on 18.06.2020
Asiana Airlines June/July 2020 Central Asia operations as of 18JUN20
Jeju Air plans Vietnam service resumption in late-July 2020

Published on 16.06.2020
T’Way Air closes Khabarovsk reservations from July 2020

Published on 15.06.2020
FlyGangwon adds Seoul Gimpo service in 3Q20
Jeju Air adds Busan – Yangyang service in 3Q20

Published on 12.06.2020
Korean Air resumes Boston service from late-August 2020

Published on 10.06.2020

Asiana Airlines July 2020 International operations as of 09JUN20

Korean Air cancels Incheon-Manila flights June 11 to July 31

 

Published on 02.06.2020
Korean Air July/August 2020 Long-Haul operations as of 02JUN20

Published on 25.05.2020
Korean Air June 2020 International operations as of 25MAY20

Published on 22.05.2020
Jeju Air June 2020 International operations as of 21MAY20

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Open for travel from South Korea
Crossing Rules
  • Visa or additional documentation is required for passengers in transit for more than 24 hours, or if the passenger leaves the international transit area of the airport.
  • This does not apply to nationals of Korea (South).
  • Nationals of Mongolia, Russia and Thailand are not permitted to transit through Korea (South) for more than 24 hours.
  • Visa or additional documentation is required for passengers holding ordinary passports issued by Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Eswatini, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Macau, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Montenegro, Morocco, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates or Uruguay.
  • Visa or additional documentation is required for nationals of Japan.
  • Visa or additional documentation is required for holders of diplomatic and service passports issued by Indonesia.
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Korea (South) if they have visited Hubei province, China in the past 14 days.
  • This does not apply to nationals and residents of Korea (South).
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Korea (South) if they have a Chinese passport issued in Hubei province.
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Korea(South) if holding a visa issued by a Korean consulate in Hubei province, China.
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Korea (South) if holding a visa issued before 5th April 2020.
  • This does not apply to residents of Korea (South) and passengers holding long term visas or short term employment visas (C-4).
  • Nationals of Russia are not permitted to transit through Korea (South) if travelling from or to Russia.
  • Nationals of Mongolia are not permitted to transit through Korea (South) if travelling from or to Mongolia.
  • Passengers who have visited or transited through Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Philippines or Uzbekistan in the past 14 days may be refused entry unless holding a negative PCR test result.
  • This does not apply to nationals of Korea (South).
  • Passengers who are permitted to enter, must meet the following conditions:
    • Passengers are required to be quarantined for 14 days on arrival,
    • All passengers must complete a “Travel Record Declaration” form,
    • Passengers, including nationals and residents of Korea (South), who have accommodation available to self-quarantine must install the “Self-quarantine Safety Protection App”,
    • Passengers who do not have a place to stay will be provided accommodation for the duration of the passenger’s quarantine. They must hold a completed “Agreement to Facility Quarantine” form consenting to this, have access to at least 1,400,000 KRW per person for expenses, and install the “Self-diagnosis Mobile App”.
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Flight Restrictions

published 14.07.2020
1. Short-term visas (type C-1 and C-3) issued on or before 5 April are no longer valid.
2. Visa exemptions for 90 nationalities with a normal passport are temporarily suspended.
– This does not apply to airline crew.
– This does not apply to passengers with an APEC Business Travel Card.
3. Korean visas issued by the Wuhan Consulate in the Hubei Province are no longer valid.
4. Visitors who have been in the Hubei Province (China People’s Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to transit or enter Korea (Rep.).
5. Nationals of China (People’s Rep.) with a passport issued in the Hubei Province are not allowed to transit or enter Korea (Rep.).
6. Passengers arriving from China (People’s Rep) must have a visa issued by Korea (Rep.) to transit through Korea (Rep.).
– This does not apply to nationals of Albania, Andorra, Barbados, Dominica, Guyana, Ireland (Rep.), Korea (Rep.), Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Nicaragua, Palau, San Marino, Slovenia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, USA, Vatican City (Holy See) and Venezuela.
– This does not apply to passengers with a British passport.
– This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic, consular, official, service or special passport.
7. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days and to a PCR test for Coronavirus (COVID-19).
– This does not apply to nationals of China (People’s Rep.) traveling on business under the Fast Lane program and their accompanying family members. They must:
– self-monitor their health conditions minimum 14 days before departure and hold a medical certificate to prove Coronavirus (COVID-19) negative testing result issued at most 72 hours before departure, and
– be tested on Coronavirus (COVID-19) upon arrival. They must stay at designated quarantine facilities for 1 or 2 days until a negative test result is obtained.
8. Nationals and residents of Korea (Rep.) are required to install ‘Self-quarantine safety protection mobile app’.
9. Passengers and airline crew must install ‘Self-diagnosis Mobile App’ in their personal device and a completed Health Declaration Form and a Special Quarantine Declaration Form must be presented to the quarantine desk upon arrival.
10. All flights must arrive at Incheon International Airport (ICN) between 5:00 and 20:00.
11. Passengers with a Re-Entry Permit issued by Korea (Rep.) who left Korea (Rep.) after 1 June 2020 must have a medical certificate.
The certificate must:
– be issued by a local authorized medical institute at most 48 hours before departure; and
– be written in English or Korean; and
– include the date of examination, and the presence or absence of fever, cough, chills, headache, difficulty of breathing, muscle pain and pulmonary symptoms; and
– be signed by a medical examiner.
– This does not apply to passengers with status Diplomats (A-1), Government Officials (A-2, A-3) or Overseas Korean (F-4).
12. Nationals of Mongolia are not allowed to transit if they depart from Mongolia or travel onward to Mongolia.
– This does not apply to airline crew.
13. Nationals of Russian Fed. are not allowed to transit if they depart from Russian Fed. or travel onward to Russian Fed.
– This does not apply to airline crew.
14. Nationals of Thailand are not allowed to transit if they depart from Thailand or travel onward to Thailand.
– This does not apply to airline crew.
15. Passengers with a visa on an expired passport must present a printed “Visa Grant Notice” and the expired passport to the immigration upon arrival.
16. Passengers who have been in Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan or Pakistan in the past 14 days must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival. The certificate must be in English.
– This does not apply to nationals of Korea (Rep.).

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Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site.
All arrivals – regardless of nationality and length of stay – are required to be tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) and to undergo quarantine for 14 days. Korean nationals and long term foreign visitors with an Alien Registration Card and Korean residence may self-quarantine at home. All other foreign short-term travellers must quarantine at a government-designated facility for 14 days on arrival.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

Nationals of Mongolia, Russia and Thailand are restricted from transiting through South Korea on their way to or from those countries, and all foreign travelers who have been in Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Philippines or Uzbekistan in the past 14 days must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival to enter South Korea. The certificate must be in English. All travelers arriving in South Korea will be subject to PCR testing and a mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days. All travelers including airline crew members must also complete Health Declaration Forms and Special Quarantine Declaration Forms through a self-diagnosis app. Nationals and residents of South Korea are required to install a ‘Self-quarantine safety protection app’.

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  • South Korea The Ministry of Health and Welfare issued a statement on Sunday, June 21, announcing they plan to limit the number of foreign nationals entering South Korea through a temporary restriction on visas and a ban on non-scheduled flights. Exceptions will be made for government officials and essential business trips.

    *****International Restrictions:
    Foreign nationals who have been in Hubei province in China within the previous 14 days are not permitted to enter South Korea.
    From 1 June 2020, foreign nationals residing in South Korea on most types of long-term visa will need to apply for a re-entry permit at a local immigration office or at the airport before undertaking any travel out of South Korea. Those travelling with a re-entry permit will also be required to have a medical examination no earlier than 48 hours before they plan to return to South Korea, and to obtain a medical certificate in English or Korean to present to the Korean authorities on their arrival. The medical certificate must be signed by a medical professional at a recognised medical institution and include the date of the medical examination and either confirmation of a negative test for COVID-19 or a record of the presence or absence of fever, cough, chills, headache, breathing difficulty, muscle pain, and pulmonary symptoms. Long-term visa holders seeking to return to South Korea without a medical certificate may be refused entry. Long-term visa holders leaving South Korea without a re-entry permit will have their visa and Alien Registration Card cancelled and will need to obtain a new long-term visa before they can re-enter South Korea. Exceptions to this requirement include holders of A-1, A-2, A-3 and F-4 visas, or those issued with an Isolation Exemption Certificate by a Korean Embassy or consulate overseas. For further information, call the Korean Immigration Contact Centre (Tel: 1345) or see the official announcement here.
    All arrivals – regardless of nationality and length of stay – are required to be tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) and to undergo quarantine for 14 days. All individuals regardless of nationality who show coronavirus symptoms on arrival will be tested. Those who test positive will be isolated and treated at a hospital or community treatment centre.
    For those not showing symptoms on arrival, Korean nationals and long term foreign visitors with an Alien Registration Card and Korean residence may self-quarantine at home. Arrivals from the USA and Europe must receive a test within three days; arrivals from elsewhere must receive a test within 14 days.
    All other foreign short-term travellers must quarantine at a government-designated facility for 14 days on arrival. Arrivals from the USA and Europe will be tested on entry before transferring to the quarantine facility; arrivals from elsewhere will move to the quarantine facility and be tested within 14 days. Individuals are required to pay a daily charge of around 100,000KRW while in government quarantine facilities. There is currently no charge for hospital/community centre treatment for those testing positive. It is worth noting that individuals testing positive on arrival may spend over a month in hospital/community treatment centres before successfully testing negative and being discharged.
    You can find more information on Korean arrival procedures on the Government of the Republic of Korea website [http://ncov.mohw.go.kr/en/baroView.do?brdId=11&brdGubun=111&dataGubun=&ncvContSeq=&contSeq=&board_id=]
    There are very limited exemptions from the self-quarantine system for important – primarily COVID-19 related – business, humanitarian or academic purposes. Those with an exemption will still be tested for COVID-19 on arrival, and will need to participate with an active monitoring system via regular calls with a health expert and a specialised mobile App.
    Make sure you have with you a mobile telephone with the roaming function enabled, and/or the telephone number of a friend, relative or contact who can update the authorities daily on your state of health. A hotel telephone number will not be accepted. Immigration authorities will undertake a test call before travellers leave the airport, and any individual unable to verify their contact details may be denied entry to South Korea.
    Transit passengers will receive a temperature check on arrival in Korea. Symptomatic individuals will be subject to a COVID-19 test and hospitalisation if found positive. Passengers who do not show symptoms and/or test negative may continue their journey.
    If you display symptoms or return a positive test result for COVID-19, you must comply with self-quarantine and treatment instructions issued by the Korean authorities. Failure to do so could result in deportation, the revocation of visas or residence permits and an entry ban, and you may be held liable for economic losses incurred by further transmission of the virus. The Ministry of Justice has made clear that this policy applies to foreign residents as well as short-term visitors.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Masks are now compulsory in all ROK modes of public transportation (including taxis and domestic/international flights). Drivers and pilots are authorized to deny passengers who refuse to wear a mask.

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    29.06.2020
  • South Korea Short-term visas (type C-1 and C-3) issued on or before 5 April are invalidated. 2. Visa exemptions for 90 nationalities with normal passport are temporarily suspended. – This does not apply to airline crew. – This does not apply to passengers with an APEC Business Travel Card. 3. Korean visas issued by the Wuhan Consulate in the Hubei Province are invalidated. 4. Visitors who have been in the Hubei Province (China People’s Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to transit or enter Korea (Rep.). 5. Nationals of China (People’s Rep.) with a passport issued in the Hubei Province are not allowed to transit or enter Korea (Rep.). 6. Passengers arriving from China (People’s Rep) must have a visa issued by Korea (Rep.) to transit through Korea (Rep.). – This not apply to nationals of Albania, Andorra, Barbados, Dominica, Guyana, Ireland (Rep.), Korea (Rep.), Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Nicaragua, Palau, San Marino, Slovenia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, USA, Vatican City (Holy See) and Venezuela. – This not apply to passengers with a British passport. – This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic, consular, official, service or special passport. 7. All passengers are subject to mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days. – This does not apply to airline crew. 8. Nationals and residents of Korea (Rep.) are required to install ‘Self-quarantine safety protection mobile app’. 9. Passengers and airline crew must install ‘Self-diagnosis Mobile App’ in their personal device and a completed Health Declaration Form and a Special Quarantine Declaration Form must be presented to the quarantine desk upon arrival. Effective 17 April 2020 at 20:00h: 1. All flights must arrive at Incheon International Airport (ICN) between 5:00 and 20:00. All passengers arriving in South Korea from overseas will be required to undergo two weeks of self-isolation.Those without local residence in South Korea will be quarantined at a government facility with a cost of approximately KRW100,000 per day. Mandatory testing of COVID-19 and 14-day quarantine is required for travellers (regardless of nationality) arriving from Europe. From 30 March, airlines are required to check the body temperature of all travellers to South Korea prior to departure. Travellers with a body temperature higher than 37.5 degrees Celsius will be denied entry. From 28 March, all travellers arriving from Europe or the US are advised to use private vehicles to transit to their place of residence from the airport. Those who do not have access to private vehicles are to use designated buses and trains allocated for these travellers. Travellers with symptoms of COVID-19 will be escorted to an isolation facility for further COVID-19 testing (travellers without symptoms will also be tested for COVID-19 in a separate facility). If test results are positive, patients will be escorted to designated hospitals or other medical facilities for treatment. All violators (incl. foreigners) of the self-quarantine requirement will be punished by relevant statutory law. International travellers can transit if they do not clear immigration and stay within the transit area for up to 24 hours.

    Internal restrictions:

    The country’s COVID-19 alert level has remained at RED (the highest on a four-tier scale) since 23 February. The country has officially shifted from ‘social distancing’ to ‘everyday life quarantine’ from 6 May. Businesses are allowed to resume at facilities in phases and gatherings are allowed to take place, following disinfection guidelines. After a new cluster was found on 8 May, all bars, clubs have been advised to remain closed until 8 June. Even under ‘everyday life quarantine’, Daegu will have more stringent measures, such as mandating masks in public transport from 13 May. Earlier, the authorities have allowed religious organisations and outdoor public recreational facilities to reopen on condition that social distancing rules are adhered to. Schools will resume in a phased manner starting from 13 May. The capital Seoul has ordered bars, clubs and other nightlife establishments to temporarily close until further notice. Additionally, subway passengers in Seoul travelling during peak hours will also require to wear masks. In Gyeonggi province, the local authorities have also banned all entertainment facilities from hosting crowds and announced that non-compliance will face penalties.

    Source: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening

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    12.05.2020
  • South Korea 1. Short-term visas (type C-1 and C-3) issued on or before 5 April are invalidated.
    2. Visa exemptions for 90 nationalities with normal passport are temporarily suspended.
    – This does not apply to airline crew.
    – This does not apply to passengers with an APEC Business Travel Card.
    3. Korean visas issued by the Wuhan Consulate in the Hubei Province are invalidated.
    4. Visitors who have been in the Hubei Province (China People’s Rep.) in the past 14 days are not allowed to transit or enter Korea (Rep.).
    5. Nationals of China (People’s Rep.) with a passport issued in the Hubei Province are not allowed to transit or enter Korea (Rep.).
    6. Passengers arriving from China (People’s Rep) must have a visa issued by Korea (Rep.) to transit through Korea (Rep.).
    – This not apply to nationals of Albania, Andorra, Barbados, Dominica, Guyana, Ireland (Rep.), Korea (Rep.), Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Nicaragua, Palau, San Marino, Slovenia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, USA, Vatican City (Holy See) and Venezuela.
    – This not apply to passengers with a British passport.
    – This does not apply to passengers with a diplomatic, consular, official, service or special passport.
    7. All passengers are subject to mandatory self-quarantine for 14 days.
    – This does not apply to airline crew.
    8. Nationals and residents of Korea (Rep.) are required to install ‘Self-quarantine safety protection mobile app’.
    9. Passengers and airline crew must install ‘Self-diagnosis Mobile App’ in their personal device and a completed Health Declaration Form and a Special Quarantine Declaration Form must be presented to the quarantine desk upon arrival.
    Effective 17 April 2020 at 20:00h:
    1. All flights must arrive at Incheon International Airport (ICN) between 5:00 and 20:00.

    From 1 April all passengers arriving in South Korea from overseas will be required to undergo 14 days of self-isolation.
    Those without local residence in South Korea will be quarantined at a government facility with a cost of approximately KRW1000,000 per day.
    Travellers who hold A-1 visa, A-3 agreement visa, diplomats and their families are exempt from the 14-day mandatory self-isolation. Exemptions can also be made for travellers who receive permission from a South Korean Embassy to travel for the purposes of business, humanitarian work or participation in an academic forum.

    From 30 March, airlines are required to check the body temperature of all travellers to South Korea prior to departure. Travellers with a body temperature higher than 37.5 degrees Celsius will be denied entry.
    From 28 March, all travellers arriving from Europe or the US are advised to use private vehicles to transit to their place of residence from the airport. Those who do not have access to private vehicles are to use designated buses and trains allocated for these travellers.
    Travellers with symptoms of COVID-19 will be escorted to an isolation facility for further COVID-19 testing (travellers without symptoms will also be tested for COVID-19 in a separate facility). If test results are positive, patients will be escorted to designated hospitals or other medical facilities for treatment.

    Internal restrictions:

    The country’s COVID-19 alert level has remained at RED (the highest on a four-tier scale) since 23 February.
    The country has officially shifted from ‘social distancing’ to ‘everyday life quarantine’ from 6 May. Businesses are allowed to resume at facilities in phases and gatherings are allowed to take place, following disinfection guidelines.
    Even under ‘everyday life quarantine’, Daegu will have more stringent measures, such as mandating masks in public transport from 13 May.

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    10.05.2020
  • Source [https://kr.usembassy.gov/022420-covid-19-information/]
    [https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening]
    [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/south-korea]
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