The World Health Organisation has declared the Coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Some cases of the virus have been detected in the Republic of Korea. Norwegian citizens in the Republic of Korea are recommended to keep themselves updated on advice from Norwegian and South Korean health authorities. See links below.
The South Korean government has as of 4th February suspended the entry into Korea of all foreign nationals who have been in Hubei Province in China over the last 14 days prior to their attempted entry into Korea. Furthermore, all nationals entering Korea directly from China or via a third country will be processed in a separate arrival hall specifically designed for this purpose.
The Korea Immigration Service and the Korean Center for Disease Control (KCDC) run Contact Centre Hotlines which provide counselling and interpretation to foreign nationals regarding Novel Coronavirus.
- Korea Immigration Service – 1345
- KCDC – 1339