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  • [COVID-19] KDCA's announcement to exempt those vaccinated from self-quarantine
    • Date : 2021.04.29
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The Korea Disease Control Agency announced a plan to exempt those fully inoculated against COVID-19 from 14-day mandatory quarantine.


This new action is expected to be introduced from May 5th, 2021, and more details will be released by the relevant authorities. 

► For those fully vaccinated in Korea 

→ People who have received both vaccine doses, have tested negative and are without symptoms will not be required to enter the isolation period. 

→ Instead, they will be a subject to active monitoring (a daily report of health status) during 14 days, and to be tested twice. 

► For those fully vaccinated in Korea and then coming back from international travel 

→ Those people will be exempted from self-quarantine when the test result is negative.

→ The exemption will not apply to those arriving from countries where virus variants are prevalent such as South Africa and Brazil.

For those who were vaccinated overseas, the government is considering their exemption from the two-week self-quarantine based on the principle of reciprocity or accords.

Please visit the website of the KDCA to find out more (Korean only at this point of writing);