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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.
Masking
: From May 2, the outdoor mask mandate is optional, but for the events, more than 50 people, are required it. 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
Short-term Korea entrants are required to submit a negative PCR result. No quarantine, regardless of vaccination history or visa type.
Classification PCR or RAT Negative Certification PCR Test Within
24 Hours After Entry
Quarantine Recommended Additional Test
Shor-term Foreigner Submitted (Conforming) Incheon Airport COVID Testing Center or Medical Institution
(own expense)
Only those with confirmed infection will be quarantined RAT on the Sixth or Seventh day
Others Submitted Test and Facility quarantine for seven days
(own expense)
PCR on the Sixth or Seventh day
All travelers entering the Republic of Korea are required to submit pre-departure negative COVID-19 PCR test, issued within 48 hours, (or a supervised Rapid Antigen Test, issued within 24 hours)results upon arrival. It must be written or translated by Korean or English.
We are planning to have a COVID-19 test booth in BEXCO for entering and departing Korea. The detailed information will be updated soon.
Recommend to use Q-code (Quarantine-covid19 defense)
: When overseas entrants input the quarantine information in the system (Q-CODE) and receive a QR-Code before the entry, prompt quarantine services will be provided. The references (PCR test result, quarantine exemption) must be written or translated by Korean or English.
You can get more information from follow link and make the entry process in Korea quicker by using.
Q-code Info
Apply K-ETA/VISA
: : 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
   or   
Immigration Regulations
It is required to have a PCR test within 24 hours after entering the country. It can be taken at the COVID-19 Testing Center inside the Incheon International Airport or at a medical clinic. It is possible to use public transportation for moving, however, should stand by until the result come out.
- 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.
To test Rapid Antigen test (RAT) on the 6-7 days after entering is accepted with self-test kit.
More information regarding overseas entrants can be found here:
Required documents and preparation for Foreigners
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]
- The COVID-19 Testing Center in the Incheon International Airport (Recommend Reservation)
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)
- The COVID-19 Testing Center in the Gimhae International Airport (Recommend Reservation)
Name of Clinic Operating Hours Website Call number Location
Gimhae Airport Center
Seegene medical foundation
- 07:00-20:00
(Mon-sun)
https://direct.seegenemedical.com/main/ 1533-1500 International Terminals 1F next to GATE 1
- Gimpo Airport
Name of Clinic Operating
Hours
Drive Distance Website Call number Address
Gangseo
IMU clinic
- 09:00-22:00
(Mon-Sun)
- 13:00-14:00 (Lunch)
3km
(9min)
https://imuclinic.
modoo.at/
02-2661-1190 3rd floor, 55, Magokjungang-ro, Gangseo-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Yein
Medical Lab
- 09:00-18:30 (Mon-Fri)
- 09:00-13:00 (Sat)
- Sunday Holiday
4.5km
(19min)
- 02-3661-7582 366, Yangcheon-ro, Gangseo-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
- BEXCO
Name of Clinic Operating
Hours
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
3.7km
(9min)
http://www.gang-an.or.kr/
gangan/eng/
eng.do?mId=214
+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
2.4km
(11min)
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
6.4km
(14min)
http://www.paik.ac.kr/
haeundae/eng/
+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
5.8km
(21min)
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
11km
(15min)
http://covid.smlab.co.kr/
covid/
+82 2-3497-5262 3rd floor, 178, Jeonpo-daero, Busanjin-gu, Busan, Republic of Korea
Seegene Medical Foundation
(Recommend Reservation)
- 09:00-18:00
  (Mon-Sun)
17km
(24min)
https://direct.
seegenemedical.com/
main/
+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
8.7km
(29min)
https://www.busanmc.or.kr/
eng/
+82 51-507-3000 359, World cup-daero, Yeonje-gu, Busan, Korea