The South Korean government modifies the COVID-19 restrictions for international travelers arriving from the Philippines. A negative PCR tes...
The South Korean government modifies the COVID-19 restrictions for international travelers arriving from the Philippines.
A negative PCR test result issued by any testing center in the Philippines will be recognized and acknowledged as a condition for entry to the Philippines that began on March 14.
Before this policy change, sea and air travelers traveling from the Philippines and Uzbekistan were needed to submit a negative COVID-19 test obtained from government-approved testing centers prior to departure.
All travelers must present a negative test result obtained 48 hours prior to departure from the country of origin to South Korea.
Separately, the Korean embassy in the Philippines announced that visas may now be provided to anyone traveling to the Philippines for short-term press coverage or work.
Previously, the South Korean government allowed the issuance of long-term and short-term visas for diplomats and foreign government officials, family members of Korean nationals, family members of foreign long-term visa holders in Korea, seafarers, persons visiting Korea for essential corporate activities, and those recognized for humanitarian reasons, such as death of an immediate family member.