COVID-19 Korea Entry Restriction _ 01OCT

COVID-19 Korea Entry Restriction _ 01OCT

General Information

Individuals are required to wear protective face coverings on public transportation, in most public indoor areas, and at any large gathering events.

Entry Restrictions

Crew

  1. In spite of COVID 19, South Korea does not restrict CREW members.

  1. Crews can stay 30 days with GENDEC and not require the VISA, 14days Quarantine, PCR test and PCR negative result.

  1. Safety Guidelines for Flight Crew during stay in Accommodations (12 . 22 . 2020 ~)

1) Do not leave where you are staying in for purposes other than matters related to aircraft operation during your stay and do not invite anyone including family members and acquaintances.
2) Have your meals delivered through room service as much as possible during your stay and avoid using convenience facilities.
3) Monitor your health condition constantly during your stay with the self-diagnosis application installed upon arrival.

Passenger

  1. Temporary suspension of Visa Waiver Agreement and Visa-Free Entry as of 01SEP. (total of 62 countries except 49 countries)

VISA free 49 Countries
Asia Pacific (3)
Guam, New Caledonia, Palau
Americas (9)
USA, Guyana, Mexico, Nicaragua, Dominica, Barbados, Venezuela, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Europe (37)
Malta, Ireland, United Kingdom, Monaco, Vatican, San Marino, Andorra, Albania, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Italy, Greece, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Latvia, Romania, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Spain, Slovakia, Iceland, Estonia, Austria, Czech Republic, Portugal, France, Finland, Hungary, Cyprus, Croatia.

  1. Temporary suspension of Fast track for Japan and Singapore nationals and previously issued visas. But they are included in the list of quarantine exemption, if they vaccinated by a vaccine approved by the WHO.

  1. All short-term passenger visas issued before 05APR, 2020 suspended.

* Exception : Diplomatic / official passport holders, ABTC / APEC cardholders, long-term visa holders, C4 short-term employment visa holders.

  1. Long-term foreign residents who wish to re-enter Korea must apply for a re-entry permit before departing from Korea.

If an individual departs Korea without a re-entry permit, alien registration (qualification / period of stay) will be terminated.
* Exception : A-2 (diplomat visa), A-2 (government official visa), A-3 (agreement visa), F4 (overseas Korean visa), refugee travel document, and passengers re-entering Korea following the departure on or before 31MAY.

Quarantine Requirements :
  1. All passengers including re-entry foreign residents entering Korea must submit a Printed PCR negative test result in English or Korean (If it is written in other languages, must be translated.) issued within 72 hours prior to departure (Effective 0001L on 24Feb)

* Testing Method : Inspection based on NAATs technique (RT-PCR, LAMP, TMA, SDA, NEAR, etc.)
* Exception : Children under 6 years of age, Transit passengers, Passengers who subject to exemption from quarantine for humanitarian reasons and important business trips for official duties.
1) Electronic certificates like on mobile devices are not accepted.
2) All passengers from Philippines, Indonesia and Uzbekistan (Effective on 2021.26.Jul) submit PCR test result which must be issued at designated testing facility.
3) PCR Negative Result must contain following information.
① Name (same with passport), Date of Birth or Passport Number.
② Test Method, Test Result : Real time PCR is required to verify the inspection method.
③ Date of Inspection, Date of Issue : Required to confirm conformity of criteria within 72 hours of departure.

  1. All passengers from overseas must be quarantined for 14 days.

1) COVID-19 test will take in 1-2days.
2) Long term stay Foreigners / Residents : Passengers could be self-quarantined in their residence   for 14 days, after taking PCR test in a local health center within a week upon arrival.
① Myanmar Departures : 7 days government facility quarantine + 7 days self-quarantine
(Test administered and result check before exiting facility and transferred to self-quarantine.). (Effective on 2021.06.Aug)

② India Departures : Test administered and result check at government facility (1 night) and moved to self-quarantine for 14 days.
(Effective on 2021.01.Aug)

③ Brazil, Africa Departures : Test administered and result check at government facility ( 1 night) and moved to self-quarantine for 14 days.
④ South Africa, Tanzania Departures : 14 days government facility quarantine after COVID-19 test.
⑤ Chile, Peru Departure (Effective on 2021.10.SEP)
-Long term stay Foreigners : 7 days government facility quarantine + 7 days self-quarantine
(Test administered and result check before exiting facility and transferred to self-quarantine.).
-Short term stay Foreigners : 14 days government facility quarantine after COVID-19 test.
(passenger’s expense will be up to KRW 100,000~ 150,000 a day.)

3) Short term visit Foreigners: All passengers will be quarantined for 14 days at the government facility after taking a PCR test at same facility
(passenger’s expense will be up to KRW 100,000~ 150,000 a day.)

* Exception : Short term visitor who has a family members(spouse, immediate family members, uncle and aunt) live in South Korea could be self-quarantined with the family in their residence with proof of relationship.

The quarantine exemption certificate

  1. Passengers want to avoid for 14 days quarantine can apply the quarantine exemption certificate under the below conditions.

1) Applicants for the quarantine exemption certificate must visit Korea with B-1 (visa exempt), B-2 (no visa), C-1, C-3, C-4, D-7(New from Sept. 12th, 2020), D-8, or D-9 visa, F-4, F-5, E-7
2) Eligibility for Quarantine Exemption Certificate

* Interchangeable countries determined by Context Evaluation council are applied to the quarantine exemption of Mutant virus-free countries. (China, Taiwan, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Macau – Effective on 2021.31Jul)
* Fast track countries are applied to quarantine exemption of Mutant virus-free countries.
(China, Indonesia, Germen, Vietnam)

  1. Classification for Quarantine Exemption Certificate


* Mutant virus epidemic countries: 20 countries (Effective on 2021.01OCT)
Republic of South Africa, Malawi, Republic of Mozambique, Bangladesh, Uzbekistan, Indonesia, Chile, Philippines, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Brazil, Angola, Suriname, Namibia, Myanmar, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Peru, Zambia, Djibouti.

  1. Application process will take maximum 2 weeks.

  1. The certificate is valid only if it is issued within 1 month of the date of the arrival to Korea

  1. Maximum duration of exemption is 14 days.

  1. Passengers have to print out four copies of Quarantine Exemption Certificate.

1) Hold one copy from arrival to departure.
2) Summit to Quarantine.
3) Summit to Immigration.
4) Summit to Government Facility (Un-vaccinated) or a Local Health Center (Fully vaccinated).

  1. Vaccinated passenger

1) Applicable only to passengers who enter the country two weeks after receiving all the recommended vaccine in the same country.
2) Allowed Vaccines: Moderna, Pfizer, Janssen, AZ, Kobishield, Sinopharm, Sinovac.

  1. Unvaccinated passenger

Even the passenger who come from mutant virus epidemic country cannot apply to Quarantine Exemption Certificate of Fully Vaccinated, can apply to Quarantine Exemption Certificate of Un-vaccinated.

  1. Procedures of Quarantine Exemption Certificate

1) Important Business purpose
MOTIE (Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy), MSS (Ministry of SMEs and Startups) are in charge of quarantine exemption and KITA (Korea International Trade Association) is receiving the application on behalf of the MOTIE and MSS
① A business partner in Korea applies to KITA (Korea International Trade Association) in the website(www.kita.net) and KITA distribute the application to the proper authority (MOTIE or MSS) for their review
② Once the application is approved by the authority, it is notified to passenger by email.
③ Required Documents.
– Copy of valid passport of passenger.
– Copy of the business license.
– Proof of purpose of visit: Invitation letter, Contract, The progress of business and events, etc.
– Quarantine Exemption Application: Signatures are required for both exempt and guarantor.
– Agreement of the Terms and Conditions of the quarantine exemption.
– Itinerary for Quarantine Exemption period. (Application for Un-Vaccinated passenger only Effective on 2021.04AUG)
– Vaccination Certificate & Pledge of Authenticity (Application for Fully Vaccinated passenger only)
④ The maximum period for the quarantine exemption for the purpose of business is 14 days after an arrival in Korea. If your exemption is less than 14 days, passenger must either be quarantined for a total of 14 days (including exemption period) in their own place or in a government-designated the facility (required to pay up to KRW 100,000`150,000 a day) or leave the country.
2) Academic / Public Interest:
☞ Nationally important international conferences and events, academic and technical support.
☞ Public interest visits recognized by other relevant ministries.
① The host in Korea applies to related department and the Korean Embassy or Consulate review the documents.
② Once the application is approved by the Korean Embassy or Consulate, it is notified to passengers and the host.
③ Required Documents.
– Copy of valid passport of passenger.
– Quarantine Exemption Application.
– Agreement of the Terms and Conditions of the quarantine exemption.
– Vaccination Certificate & Pledge of Authenticity (Application for Fully Vaccinated passenger only)
– Proof of stay such as a hotel reservation or write an exact address in Korea.
– Flight Itinerary.
– Itinerary for Quarantine Exemption period. (Application for Un-Vaccinated passenger only Effective on 2021.04AUG)
3) Urgent Humanitarian Reason (Such as funeral)
☞ A funeral of spouse.
☞ A funeral of passenger’s and spouse’s siblings.
☞ A funeral of passenger’s and spouse’s immediate family (e.g. grandparents, parents, sons, and daughters or immediate family (e.g. parents in law).
☞ A passenger enters Korea who brings the ashes of the dead within a month
(Family relationship certificate, The death and cremation certificate within a month are required)

☞ A passenger who come from Mutant virus epidemic countries is allowed the above up to 7 days.
① A passenger applies to the Embassy or Consulate in person.
② Once the application approved by the Embassy or Consulate, it is notified to a passenger.
③ Required Documents.
– Copy of valid passport of passenger.
– Quarantine Exemption Application.
– Agreement of the Terms and Conditions of the quarantine exemption.
– Government-issued document to prove family relationship with the immediate family.
(e.g. Family relationship certificate, Family registry document, Marriage certificate etc.)
*The documents must be issued within 90 days of quarantine exemption certificate.
– Fight Itinerary.
– Vaccination Certificate & Pledge of Authenticity. (Application for Fully Vaccinated passenger only)
– Itinerary for Quarantine Exemption period. (Application for Un-Vaccinated passenger only Effective on 2021.04AUG)
4) Visiting Immediate Family
A passenger visits spouse or immediate family (e.g. grandparents, parents, sons, and daughters) or immediate family (e.g. parents in law) passenger.
Visiting siblings, uncles, and aunts are not eligible.
① A passenger applies to the Embassy or Consulate in person.
② Once the application is approved by the Embassy or Consulate, it is notified to a passenger.
③ Required Documents.
– Copy of valid passport of passenger.
– Quarantine Exemption Application.
– Agreement to the Terms and Conditions.
– Vaccination Certificate & Pledge of Authenticity. (Application for Fully Vaccinated passenger only)
– Government-issued document to prove family relationship with the immediate family.
(e.g. Family relationship certificate, Family registry document, Marriage certificate.)
*The documents of e.g. must be issued within 90 days of quarantine exemption certificate.
– Adoption Certificate issued by the ministry of Justice in Korea or Family relationship certificate issued by the National Center for the Right of the Child (NCRC). (Effective on 2021.04AUG)
④ Children younger than 6 years old are eligible to apply for a quarantine exemption certificate though they are not vaccinated if they are applying for it with passenger.
⑤ Children older than 6 years are eligible to apply for quarantine exemption certificate as long as they are fully vaccinated.
5) Government Official Oversea Business Trip :
☞ Fully vaccinated government official return to Korea, after business trip.
☞ Un-vaccinated government official return to Korea, after a short-term trip (within 14 days).
*Except the period of quarantine in oversea.
☞ Fully vaccinated government official who work oversea enter Korea for a short-term business trip (within 14 days).
☞ Government official who is from Mutant virus epidemic countries is restricted to President, Speaker of the National assembly, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, The Chief Constitutional Court, Prime Minister, National Election Commission Chairman, Representative of a Political Party, Minister of State.
① A passenger applies to the Embassy or Consulate in person.
② Once the completion of the quarantine exemption approved by the Embassy or Consulate, it is notified to a passenger.
③ Required Documents.
– Copy of valid passport of passenger.
– Quarantine Exemption Application.
– Agreement of the Terms and Conditions of the quarantine exemption.
– Official Overseas Business Trip Order, Fight itinerary.
– Vaccination Certificate & Pledge of Authenticity. (Application for Fully Vaccinated passenger only)
– Itinerary for Quarantine Exemption period. (Application for Un-Vaccinated passenger only Effective on 2021.04AUG)

  1. Arrival process for the passenger who hold Quarantine Exemption Certificate.

  1. Quarantine and PCR test facility.

1) Fully Vaccinated passengers
Passengers can move to their reserved hotel (Not facility quarantine) by their own car upon arrival. And they need to get the PCR test in a local testing facility or hospital around their hotel within 1 day of arrival. Also, passengers have to self-isolation at their hotel until getting a negative result. (Normally, it takes 6-8 hours). And they are required to retest in 6 to 7 days.
2) Un-vaccinated passengers
① RKSI
Passengers are required to move to facility quarantine by government-designated transportation with other passengers. They will get the PCR test at the facility within 1 day of arrival (facility quarantine is assigned randomly upon arrival. We cannot know the information of facility in advance). Once passengers get a negative result, they will be released to own place by their own car. (Normally it takes 6-8 hours) And they are required to retest in 6 to 7 days.
② RKSS
Passengers move to Marina Bay Seoul Hotel which is booked in advance by passenger’s own car and take the PCR test there. Passengers will stay at the hotel until getting the negative result. Once they get a negative result, they will be released from the hotel and they can go to their own hotel by their own car. (Normally, it takes 6-8 hours) And they are required to get an additional PCR test after 6-7 days of arrival.

Transit Restrictions

Transit is allowed within 24 hours from arrival time.(RKSI has a transit hotel for transit pax)
Transit passenger does not require the PCR result or quarantine.

Customs 

There is no limit on quantity due to eased regulations on masks.

VISA free 49 Countries
Asia Pacific (3)
Guam, New Caledonia, Palau
Americas (9)
USA, Guyana, Mexico, Nicaragua, Dominica, Barbados, Venezuela, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Europe (27)
Malta, Ireland, United Kingdom, Monaco, Vatican, San Marino, Andorra, Albania, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Italy, Greece, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Latvia, Romania, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Spain, Slovakia, Iceland, Estonia, Austria, Czech Republic, Portugal, France, Finland, Hungary, Cyprus, Croatia.

Parking restriction:

Since many commercial aircrafts are staying on the ground, it is very difficult to get GA parking spots.
But we can arrange overnight parking at RKSI.
RKSI is the best option for overnight crew rest, tech stop and pax transit.
RKSS quick turnaround flight is available but overnight parking for biz jet is not possible and require the hangar parking.
We’re ready to help you with any issue and any time.

If you have any question, please contact us.

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