Following the COVID-19 pandemic situation, Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency updated its quarantine rules and requirements.
pecifically, the high risk countries have been changed as follows and thus, the current high risk countries are Russia, Philippines, the U.K., South Africa, France, Bangladesh, Pakistan and India.
- France as of 4 March 2021
- Bangladesh – removed on 8 February 2021 and added again on 16 April 2021
- Pakistan as of 23 April 2021
- India as of 24 April 2021
- Kyrgyzstan as of 8 February 2021
- Nepal as of 25 March 2021
As Japan P&I Club announced:
If PCR negative certificates are not submitted, penal servitude not more than 1 year or a fine not exceeding KRW10,000,000 per person shall be imposed. In addition to that, as of 7 April 2021, if invalid PCR negative certificates are submitted, a fine of KRW1,000,000 per crew shall be imposed.
To remind, PCR negative certificates issued at the country of embarking port had to be submitted. This time, the club informed that the certificates are not restricted to the country of embarking port.
However, there is no official document mentioning these updates, please check the details with a quarantine office through local agents before calling at a Korean port. Please note that for the crews who embark in the high risk countries, PCR negative certificates must be issued by the designated facilities, which is the same as before.
…the club concluded.