COVID-19 – Enhanced Quarantine Measures in Korea

Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) has announcement new regulation for vessels calling at Korean Ports to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

According to the latest update, PCR negative certificates are required for all on-signers embarked the vessel in all foreign countries on or after 15th January, 2021 when vessels call at a Korean port. For the crews who embarked from the high risk countries, certificates must be issued at the designated facilities and for the crews who embarked from other countries, certificates can be issued at any facilities. Also, certificates must be issued within 72 hours before departure from a port.

Since the designated facilities in the high risk countries or other detailed conditions are subject to change at any time, we recommend for Members to check the latest information at the time of vessel’s calling through local agents in Korea.

For more information please get in touch with your usual Club contact who will be pleased to assist you. 

Meredith Yang

UK P&I

Date12/01/2021