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NEWS | Jan. 4, 2021

Negative COVID-19 PCR test required for all arriving USFK Personnel

By USFK Public Affairs

From the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, effective Friday, January 8, 2021, at 12:00 a.m. (KST), all foreign passengers arriving in the Republic of Korea (ROK) must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test obtained within 72 hours of their departure; airlines will not board passengers without this negative PCR test result.

USFK is working with the Korean Government for clarification how this applies to USFK, but until additional information is provided, all USFK and component command travelers to South Korea must adhere to this ROK directive and obtain a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 72 hours of their departure.

Personnel are advised to consult their airline regarding updated information about their travel plans and/or restrictions.  Further information about COVID-19 conditions and regulations in the ROK are available on the U.S. embassy's COVID-19 website.

See the following link for additional information regarding the US Embassy health and travel alert: