June 12, 2020
Location: Republic of Korea (ROK)
Event: The government of Korea has implemented QR code-based registration of visitors at bars, clubs, and other entertainment facilities for better contract tracing of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.
Effective June 10, 2020, the Republic of Korea (ROK) began a QR code-based registration of patrons at bars, clubs, and other entertainment facilities across the country that are considered “places at high-risk” for COVID-19. The ROK hopes to use the system of contact tracing to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Questions on this new registration system may be directed to the The Ministry of Health and Welfare.
Please visit the U.S. Embassy’s COVID-19 website for updated information.
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- Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit the ROK COVID-19 portal.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Korea.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.
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