South Korea opened its borders, and a large number of South Koreans began to travel abroad

2022-07-04 0 By

The South Korean government has announced that it will ease quarantine measures for people entering the country from March 21 and allow those vaccinated against COVID-19 to be exempted from quarantine for seven days after entering the country.South Koreans now seem more willing to travel, according to reports.Polls show that people are less worried about the effects of catching the virus and more believe it is hard to prevent.The government’s decision to exempt foreign travelers from quarantine has led to a surge in overseas travel and air ticket bookings, reflecting the pent-up demand for overseas travel over the past two years.Korean airlines and travel agents have reported a surge in demand from The country on routes to Hawaii, Saipan and Guam, as well as destinations in Europe and Southeast Asia.At these destinations, travelers who submit proof of vaccination or a negative test report are exempt from quarantine.Currently, Koreans are exempt from quarantine in 39 countries, with Europe being the largest, followed by Asia.China is not one of those 39 countries.South Koreans coming to China still need to be quarantined in accordance with China’s latest quarantine regulations.At present, China only supports the processing of work visas, study visas and business visas for ROK citizens. In accordance with the china-ROK personnel exchange facilitation measures, the application procedures for ROK nationals coming to China to work or study have been simplified.The Central Quarantine Countermeasures Headquarters of the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KCDC) announced on March 31 that it will no longer designate countries exempt from quarantine starting next month.This means that from April 1, all overseas travelers who have completed the vaccination will no longer have to stay at home.The South Korean government will gradually ease restrictions on quarantine and movement of foreign travelers, and will gradually ease visa issuance and expand air routes depending on the epidemic situation.According to South Korea’s latest regulations, those who have completed full vaccination are those who have received the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine within 14 days and 180 days, and those who have received the third dose of COVID-19 vaccine.Those who receive vaccines overseas should register their vaccination history through health stations or the system in advance.The vaccine type covers any COVID-19 vaccine that has been certified by the World Health Organization.Those who have completed vaccination in Korea are required to register their vaccination history automatically, while those who have completed vaccination overseas are required to submit their vaccination history documents to health stations.From April 1, foreign travelers who meet the standard of “full vaccination” will be exempted from quarantine after they record their vaccination records and submit certificates through the Quarantine Information Input System (Q-Code) without registering their vaccination history.However, due to the risk level of each country and South Korea’s quarantine procedures, people from Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine and Myanmar still need to be quarantined.