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  • South Korea Restricts Entry of Individuals Holding Hubei Passport

  • SMG 1462

    Starting on February 4, 2020, at 0 am, the entry of Chinese individuals holding a Hubei passport to the Republic of Korea will be restricted. ▲ The entry of Chinese individuals holding a Hubei passport will be restricted and ▲ the visa issued by the Consulate General in Wuhan will be provisionally invalidated.

    The entry of all foreigners who visited Hubei will be restricted by ▲ checking if they visited Hubei within 14 days at the flight ticket issuance stage at the point of their departure, ▲ blocking their entrance by collecting answered questionnaires about their health condition by the quarantine station at the point of their entrance, and ▲ ordering compulsory removal and entry prohibition if it is confirmed that they made a false representation.

    Additionally, Jeju’s visa-free program in accordance with the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Special Development Law will be temporarily suspended. When applicants apply for a visa, they should submit their health condition certificate, after which they will receive the visa following a sufficient examination period considering the latent period. On the advice of the local government of China, the issuance of visas by the Korean Consulate Generals in China will be provisionally suspended until February 9.