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COVID-19 Travel News and Updates

It is recommended that all participants review the latest advice from the Korea Government with regards to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
* Depending on the situation of COVID-19, travel restrictions will be updated as changed *
*Participants currently are not required to get COVID 19 vaccinated. However, APAA2022 highly encourage, where possible.
: From September 26, Korea will no longer require masks for outdoor group activities. Other antivirus measures could be eased down the road. The indoor wearing mask mandate is still maintained.
Personal Hygiene Guidelines
: Registrants keep personnel distance each other, to observe cough etiquette, and wash hands frequently.
Duty to self-monitoring and to tell
: Registrants do self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 before and after conference (typically symptoms are fever, cough, sore throat, difficulty breathing, or feeling unwell) and let staffs know your typical condition. For better health and safety, they will not be allowed to participate in other events until negative result is verified. Participates can contact medical clinic for PCR test of onsite COVID-19 Rapid Testing anytime If they feel unwell.
[Cases of COVID-19 in Korea]
If you want check more cases of COVID-19 in Korea, follow the link below:
Ministry of Health and Welfare
The Busan Exhibition & Convention Center (BEXCO) has maintained safety and disinfection protocols. In addition, BEXCO is also following facility disinfection guidelines:
To sterilize convention Once a day
To ventilate convention twice a day
To place hand sanitizer stations
To train staffs personal hygiene and the quarantine guidelines frequently
For Overseas Entrants
From September 3, the requirement for a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result before boarding a flight to South Korea is abolished.
From October 1, the requirement for a COVID-19 PCR testing for inbound travelers after their arrival in Korea is lifted.
Those who show virus symptoms within three days of their arrival may undergo a free PCR test at public health centers across the country.
[COVID-19 Testing Booth for APAA 2022]
Name of Clinic Operating Hours Reservation Price Location
Seegene Medical Foundation - 10/14 – 10/18 
- 10/17
KRW 65,000 Outdoor Plaza
Please change the language at the top right
Please bring your VISA or MASTER CARD because it is only on-site payment and only in KRW.
: : Due to Covide-19, entrants from visa-waiver countries are required to get Korea Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) online prior to their departure.
Please follow the guide from the below link on how to apply for K-ETA
K-ETA Info

: For entrants who are not eligible for K-ETA are required to apply for a visa, please visit here.
Korea Visa Portal
Immigration Regulations
For Overseas Departure
Registrants should take entry restriction and requirements such as any certifications, certificate of inoculations, and self-quarantine on their website embassy or airline’s customer service before entering.
You can find international COVID-19 entry restrictions of some countries with following link. Please be aware that the requirements suddenly may be changed without any prior notice.
Travel Regulation Map
Preparing a certificate of negative PCR test result for COVID-19 (To check by country)
- Testing and Resulting time: 6 hours – 1 day
- Preparation material: A passport
- Cost: At least 100,000 – 130,000 KRW (79 - 102 USD)
- Each hospitals have interpreters or English-speaking medical staffs
- Applications are accepted on site.
[Medical clinics for PCR/RAT]
 Incheon International Airport  (Reservation recommended)
- Reservations are available in the COVID-19 Testing Center Incheon International Airport 30 days in advance.
Name of Clinic Operating Hours Website Call number Location
T1 East
EONE Laboratories
24 hours http://safe2gopass.com   1600-5110 In front of the Terminal 1 Gate A, B, C
(1F, Via Parking lot A)
T1 West
Myoungji Hospital
24 hours http://safe2gopass.com   1533-2030 In front of the Terminal 1 Gate D, E, F
(1F, Via Parking lot H)
T2 West
Inha University
- 07:00-21:00 (Mon-sun)
- 17:30-18:00 (Dinner)
http://safe2gopass.com   032-741-9000 Next to the Parking lot (West)
at Terminal 2(B1)
T2 East
EONE Laboratories
24hours http://safe2gopass.com   1600-5110 Terminal 2 Parking lot(B1), East side (Near by KEB Hana Bank at B1 floor)
 Gimhae International Airport  (Reservation recommended)
- Reservations are available in Seegene Medical Foundation for the COVID-19 test in Gimhae International Airport 30 days in advance.
Name of Clinic Operating Hours Website Call number Location
Gimhae Airport Center
Seegene medical foundation
- 07:00-20:00
https://direct.seegenemedical.com/main/ 1533-1500 International Terminals 1F next to GATE 1
 Gimpo Airport  (No in-building test center)
Name of Clinic Operating
Drive Distance Website Call number Address
IMU clinic
- 09:00-22:00
- 13:00-14:00 (Lunch)
02-2661-1190 3rd floor, 55, Magokjungang-ro, Gangseo-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Medical Lab
- 09:00-18:30 (Mon-Fri)
- 09:00-13:00 (Sat)
- Sunday Holiday
- 02-3661-7582 366, Yangcheon-ro, Gangseo-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
 Other clinics near Bexco (in addition to a test booth within Bexco)  
Name of Clinic Operating
Drive Distance Website Call number Address
Good Gang-An Hospital - 09:00-18:00 (Mon)
- 09:00-17:00(Tue-Fri)
- 12:30-13:30 (Lunch)
- 09:00-13:00 (Sat)
- Sunday Holiday
+82 51-625-0900 493, Suyeong-ro, Suyeong-gu, Busan, Korea
Haeundae Bumin Hospital - 09:00-18:00 (Mon)
- 09:00-17:00(Tue-Fri)
- 09:00-13:00 (Sat)
- Sunday Holiday
https://bumin.co.kr/en/ +82 1670-0082 584, Haeun-daero, Haeundae-gu, Busan, Korea
Inje University Haeundae Paik Hospital - 09:00-17:00 (Mon-Fri)
- 12:20 ~13:20 (Lunch)
- Weekend Holiday
+82 51-797-0100 875, Haeun-daero, Haeundae-gu, Busan, Korea
Dong Rae Bong Seng Hospital - 09:00-17:00(Mon-Fri)
- 12:30-13:30 (Lunch)
- 08:30-12:30 (Sat)
- Sunday Holiday
http://www.drbs.or.kr/ +82 51-520-5500 27, Anyeon-ro 109beon-gil, Dongnae-gu, Busan, Korea
Samkwang Medical Lab
(Recommend Reservation)
- 09:00-21:00 (Mon-Fri)
- 09:00-18:00 (Sat)
- Sunday Holiday
+82 2-3497-5262 3rd floor, 178, Jeonpo-daero, Busanjin-gu, Busan, Republic of Korea
Seegene Medical Foundation
(Recommend Reservation)
- 09:00-18:00
+82 1533-1500 297, Jungang-daero, Dong-gu, Busan, Korea
Busan Medical Center - 08:30-17:00 (Mon-Fri)
- 12:30-13:30 (Lunch)
- Weekend Holiday
+82 51-507-3000 359, World cup-daero, Yeonje-gu, Busan, Korea