South Korea COVID-19 News

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by Young, Lisa & Henry

Hello everyone! First of all, we want to thank all of you for undying support amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In this post, we will talk about the COVID-19 situation in South Korea and mandatory two-week quarantine procedures for travelers. We will update it weekly. Stay tuned for the latest information.

South Korea COVID-19 news(updated June 22nd)

South Korea flattened the curve. However, it is not over yet. The government and people are doing their part to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Life in South Korea

We are pretty much having a normal life just like the one before the pandemic, but there are some caveats.

The mask

Wearing a mask and using hand sanitizer are the new standard and mandatory in the public space. You may not ride public transports without a mask. You can easily buy three types of COVID-19 protection mask: KF94(N95), KF80, and lightweight summer version one in the general store and the pharmacy. In an emergency, you can also buy some at the school front desk.

Restricted public spaces

To use some public spaces(i.e., movie theater, church, concerts, etc.), besides wearing a mask, you have to 2m apart with the next person. Usher checks your body temperature, and if it is higher than 37.5 degrees Celsius, you can’t use the facility.

To use the entertainment facility(i.e., bar, club, etc.), the usher will scan personal data stored QR code from your phone.

Groceries

There is no panic buying in South Korea. You can buy daily groceries at any supermarket. Also, you can order them with apps. Your order will arrive the next morning in front of your house.

How to come and learn Korean at Rolling Korea

1. Check if you
need a visa
2. Online
registration
3. Arrival &
two weeks quarantine
4. Take your first
Korean class

1. Check if you need a visa to travel to South Korea

We are glad that you made your mind to come to Rolling Korea! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you might need a visa to travel to South Korea. Check the bureau of consular affairs or nearby South Korea embassy if you need one. Processing a permit could take a while. We suggest you do the paperwork weeks ahead of the departure date.

Required documents for a visa: letter of acceptance, school admission certificate, school schedule, etc.

* If you need them, we can send these files via email.

2. Registration

Fill the registration here to enroll.

3. Arrival and two weeks quarantine

1. To prevent transmission of COVID-19, travelers entering Korea after 00:00, April 1st, 2020 (Korea time) are subject to quarantine for 14 days from the day after entry in accordance with relevant laws including the Quarantine Act.

2. Short-term travelers (foreign-nationals) without a confirmed address in Korea are subject to quarantine at a facility designated by the Korean government.

3. The quarantine facility is allocated randomly and cannot be changed for personal reasons. Transportation from the airport to the facility will be provided.

4. The total expense for facility quarantine is KRW 1,400,000 (KRW 100,000 daily). The expense should be paid before entering the facility. The expense is not refundable as discharge is not possible during the quarantine period.

5. The expense includes costs for accommodation, meals, etc.

6. The facility is a smoking-free area. You shall not exit the facility nor make any contact with another resident during your stay.

7. If you develop fever, cough, dyspnea, or any symptoms that may indicate infection, you will be tested for COVID-19. Even if you are tested negative, you shall not be discharged before the end of the quarantine period (14 days).

8. If you plan to get a boarding pass for a flight to Korea, you shall complete and submit the Agreement to Facility Quarantine. If you do not agree, your entry to Korea will be denied.

9. Failure of compliance with the guidelines above may be deemed as violation of relevant regulations including the Quarantine Act and result in an order for departure from Korea.

* Those who signed up for the package: you will fill out the following paper at the end of the quarantine. Please contact us via phone or Kakaotalk to make an appointment to pick you up. If you arrive on your own, we’ll provide a send-off service later.

4. Take your first Korean class

Congratulations. You come a long way to learn Korean. Let’s make every moment count!

* Your safety comes first! We put hand sanitizers, check everyone’s body temperature, and clean the facility regularly.

* You can postpone your Korean class without additional charge amid COVID-19.
Travel safe to South Korea.
We will wait for you on the other side.