|제목||[No.225 Social News] Overseas arrivals Can Enter the Country Through Rapid Antigen Testing|
Overseas arrivals Can Enter the Country Through Rapid Antigen Testing
The Cheongdae Times Cub reporter Seung-Min Ma
On May 23, the Central Disaster Manpower Headquarters said it decided to ease quarantine regulations for overseas entrants.
Existing overseas arrival shave only recognized PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests when entering the country, but from the 23rd, they can enter the country by submitting a professional rapid antigen test or PCR negative confirmation. However, this cannot be done with the self-diagnosis kit.
When entering 120 foreign countries (such as parts of Europe, Australia, South America, etc.), where entry regulations have been eased, COVID-19 testing and quarantine are unnecessary regardless of whether or not they are vaccinated.
In 71 other countries (North America, Russia, Southeast Asia, and Africa), people who are vaccinated with COVID-19 can enter the country without being tested, and those who are not vaccinated can enter the country more comfortably through rapid antigen tests.
Currently, most countries are easing entry restrictions. This makes it easier to travel using a professional rapid antigen test, which is simpler and cheaper than a PCR test
In addition to entering the country, overall quarantine regulations for COVID-19 are being eased. Within 90 days of self-isolation, only confirmed patients could visit nursing hospitals and nursing facilities, but now they can visit with a doctor's note and the reason for not being vaccinated is recognized.
However, it is still a situation where we cannot relax. The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters announced that the self-isolation of COVID-19 confirmed patients on the 7th will be extended by four weeks until June 20th and re-evaluated four weeks later. The reason is the post-Omicron.
This is because the coronavirus continues to mutate, and the coronavirus epidemic is also occurring in other countries such as the United States. Of course, the number of COVID-19 infections is currently decreasing but given the timing of the type over the past two years, it was mentioned that there is a possibility that COVID-19 may re-occur in the summer.
It is expected that the entry of international students in our school will be easier than before. For information on entry-related COVID-19 tests in countries not mentioned in the article, visit a site that checks entry restrictions and COVID-19 travel requirements in countries around the world.