According to Yonhap News Agency, South Korea’s Central Epidemic Prevention and Response Headquarters said on the 6th that in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 mutant strains into the country, the flight ban on British flights will be extended for two weeks to the 21st of this month.
The South Korean government suspended flights with the United Kingdom from December 23 to 31 last year and extended the measure until January 7 this year.
Recently, the United Kingdom and South Africa reported mutant COVID-19, which is more infectious than before the mutation. The epidemic prevention department has strengthened the epidemic prevention of immigrants.
Since last month, the human fever standard has been lowered from 37.5 degrees to 37.3 degrees, requiring all immigrants to be quarantined for 14 days, and two nucleic acid tests within three days of entry and before the end of the quarantine period.
Entry personnel from the United Kingdom and South Africa, regardless of nationality, will submit a negative nucleic acid test (PCR) certificate, and visa issuance will be suspended except in special cases such as diplomatic service and humanitarian affairs.
All aliens entering the country must submit a negative nucleic acid test certificate issued within 72 hours before leaving the country. Airports and ports will implement the measure on the 8th and the 15th respectively.