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NEWS | Jan. 7, 2022

USFK Implements HPCON Bravo Plus

By By USFK Public Affairs

Due to the continued presence of COVID-19 within United States Forces Korea and South Korea, USFK has increased its health protection condition to “Bravo Plus” peninsula-wide effective January 8, 2022 at 12 p.m. until further notice April 21, 2022 at 6 a.m.


Unauthorized off-installation activities include seated dining at restaurants, indoor malls, bars, clubs, gyms, amusement parks, theaters, massage parlors, saunas, spas or festivals.


Authorized activities include emergency services, medical care, pharmacy, schools and daycare, grocery shopping, life, health and safety, shopping, and religious services among other activities.


Due to the associated risk of potential exposure to the virus, travel to Seoul is prohibited except for official duties or for individuals who live or work in Seoul.


The exact boundary for Seoul is viewable on USFK’s interactive COVID-19 map located on the USFK COVID webpage at:


All other travel to Seoul requires an exception to policy letter approved by the first O-5 commander, or O-6 or civilian equivalent within the individual or sponsor’s chain of command.


Individuals who reside within Seoul are authorized to leave that area for authorized activities.


Installation-to-installation travel is authorized - including overnight stays - with the exception of unofficial travel to Yongsan Garrison; all other leisure travel including overnight stays off-installation are prohibited without an exception to policy.


All USFK-affiliated individuals are reminded to adhere to USFK’s core tenets, HPCON B+ measures, and all South Korean rules, directives and laws to protect yourself, your family and our community from COVID-19.


USFK will continue to monitor the current COVID-19 situation within USFK and South Korea, and will make an assessment regarding HPCON in the coming weeks.


USFK remains at a high level of “fight tonight” readiness and continues to maintain a robust combined defense posture to protect the Republic of Korea against any threat or adversary.


HPCON Bravo Plus Infographic (English) [↓]

HPCON Bravo Plus Infographic (Hangul) [↓]

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