South Korea has unveiled a summary of recent quarantine measures for ships implemented by the Korean authorities as of 9 February 2021, along with a list of PCR worldwide test facilities approved by the Korean Government.
Quarantine Inspection (Onboard Inspection / Electronic Quarantine)
1. Onboard inspection
All crew members and passengers shall be subjected to temperature check and health questionnaires conducted by the quarantine officer upon arrival. Vessels subject to on-board inspection are as follows:
A. Vessels arriving from areas listed below:
- Vessels that have departed from/passed through Enhanced Quarantine Required Countries (Nepal, The Philippines, UK, South Africa & Russian Ports) within the past 14 days (as of 24th Feb 2021)
- Vessels that have departed from High-Risk Countries (as of 16th Feb 2021), including Ghana, Gabon, Guyana, Gambia, Guatemala, Greece, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, the Netherlands, Nepal, Norway, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Germany, Latvia, Russia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Romania, Luxembourg, Rwanda, Libya, Lithuania, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Mauritania, Mozambique, Montenegro, Moldova, the Maldives, Malta, Mongolia, United States, Myanmar, Bahrain, Barbados, the Bahamas, Venezuela, Belgium, Belarus, Belize, Bosnia Herzegovina, Botswana, Bolivia, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Cyprus, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, the Seychelles, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sierra Leone, UAE, Armenia, Argentina, Iceland, Haiti, Ireland, Azerbaijan, Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Eswatini, Estonia, Ecuador, El Salvador, United Kingdom, Oman, Austria, Honduras, Jordan, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Egypt, Italy, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jamaica, Zambia, Equatorial Guinea, Georgia, Zimbabwe, Czech Republic, Chile, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Canada, Kenya, the Comoros, Costa Rica, Colombia, Cuba, DR Congo, Kuwait, Croatia, Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania, Turkey, Tunisia, Trinidad Tobago, Panama, Paraguay, Pakistan, Peru, Portugal, Poland, France, French Polynesia, Finland, the Philippines, Hungary.
B. Vessels with reported cases of death / crew member infection.
C. Vessels with seafarers that have embarked the vessel within the past 14 days.
D. Vessels without a valid ‘Ship Sanitation Control Certificate’.
E. Vessels where on-board inspection is deemed necessary by the director of NQS
2. Electronic Quarantine
Vessels NOT subject to onboard inspection shall be subject to electronic quarantine; failing to clear the electronic quarantine shall subject the vessel to onboard inspection.
Special Entry Procedure & Testing for Off-Signers
1. Special Entry Procedure
All off-signers (excludes persons leaving the vessel for operation within the security area) must submit ‘Travel Record Declaration’ and are subject to ‘Special Entry Procedure’, checking the installation of ‘Self Diagnosis Mobile App’. The following applications must be installed in off-signers’ mobile phones.
- Self Diagnosis Mobile App: Foreigners staying for a short period, foreigners granted shore leave, Koreans reembarking the vessel, and persons exempt from quarantine.
- Self-quarantine Safety Protection App: Long term residents(foreigners), Korean off-signers that have entered Korea through Customs(ministry of justice).
All off-signers(excludes persons leaving the vessel for operation within the security area) are subject to testing
A. Korean Off-signers: May await the results in their respective residences.
B. Foreigners, Reembarking Koreans, persons exempt from quarantine: Must remain on-board until the test results arrive.
Testing(Sample Collection) will be conducted at a time and in a location designated by the director of the NQS. An agent from the shipping agency / company shall accompany the off-signer and to the vessel after the sample has been collected. Safe transportation system must be secured, and the use of public transportation is prohibited.
Testing of persons showing symptoms shall be conducted in a separate location. The person must be isolated inside their cabin until the results arrive.
A pratique is issued upon the confirmation of ‘negative’ status. The pratique is valid for 72hrs and the recipient of the pratique must undergo immigrations within the 72hrs.
The shipping company or the agent may receive the pratique in place of the seafarer. Koreans subject to self-quarantine or emergency patients can receive pratique prior to the test results.