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Unnecessary tourist trips to Korea (South Korea) are currently discouraged due to ongoing entry restrictions.

The infection process in South Korea is on the move low level. Regional focal points are the capital Seoul and the surrounding province of Gyeonggi.

Entry: It is not possible for German citizens to enter South Korea without a visa. The previous regulation that tourists and business travelers can enter the country without a visa for stays of up to 90 days has been suspended until further notice. No visas are currently issued for tourist purposes. All holders of long-term residence permits (with the exception of A-1, A-2, A-3 and F-4 visas) who are resident in Korea must apply for a re-entry permit before leaving Korea (in urgent emergencies also exceptionally at Incheon Airport).

Without this permission, the "Alien Registration Card" becomes invalid and a new entry visa must be applied for.

To enter Korea, you must enter at the airport prior to departure negative PCR test results issued within 72 hours prior to departure. The original test result must be in English or Korean language be submitted. In the case of other languages, a certified translation must be enclosed. This rule applies to all travelers.

Exceptions are only made for children under six years of age and transit travelers who do not leave the international transit area. In principle, all passengers entering Korea are obliged to join a 14-day quarantine at home to be issued (or, if you do not have a place of residence, to a chargeable one - around 150,000 KRW (converted 110 euros) per day, 2.1 million KRW for 14 days provided quarantine location).

Travelers entering Korea for a long-term stay must contact the Korean authorities prior to travel clarify where the quarantine was spent can be. Students should contact the university in advance.

Furthermore, there is an obligation to enter a "Self Diagnosis" app or a "Self Quarantine Safety" app to the smartphone, by means of which, among other things, health data and whereabouts are transmitted to the Korean authorities up to a maximum of 14 days after entry.

People who visit the country briefly for an important business, humanitarian or academic reason are exempt from the self-quarantine obligation if they visit the respective Korean embassy in their country of origin before starting their journey "Isolation Exemption Certificate" have received. Further information is available from the Korean embassy in Berlin.

All entrants must sign a second Covid-19 test (depending on the duration of the test result, an overnight stay in a government-assigned facility can be expected). Exceptions apply to holders of the "Alien Registration Card". This group of people can carry out the second Covid-19 test within one day of arrival.

In addition, foreign nationals generally have to sign up for a another Covid-19 test before the end of the 14-day quarantinee (the local health authority decides on the need for further tests). Persons entering Korea with an "Isolation Exemption Certificate" and intending to stay in Korea for more than eight days are also required to do one between the fifth and seventh day additional fee-based PCR test to have carried out.

Foreigners have to pay all costs for treatment and meals in the hospital themselves.

The violation of the health requirements mentioned, including the violation of the quarantine guidelines or other Covid-19 measures of the Korean government, can result in a Imprisonment or a fine as well as one Deportation and entry ban be punished.

Transit and onward travel: The pure transit stay at Incheon Airport is currently possible, provided that the international transit area is not left, there is no terminal change and the stay in the international transit area does not last longer than 24 hours. The luggage should be checked through to the destination airport.

There are also multiple at the airport and before boarding Temperature controls instead of. In the event of symptoms or suspicion, a test can be ordered that may delay the onward journey or require a stay in quarantine. Travel within Korea is possible. Intercity buses and trains run with the usual regularity.

Thailand: Entry possible again

Unnecessary, tourist trips to Thailand are currently being canceled due to ongoing entry restrictions advised against.

Thailand is so far from Covid-19 less affected.

The entry to Thailand is basically for all German citizens again possible (up to 45 days). You can obtain further information, including the requirement of a visa, from the responsible Thai diplomatic mission. A special permit is required for entryCertificate of Entry (COE) required, which must be applied for online via the website of the responsible Thai diplomatic mission abroad.

As of April 1, the Quarantine obligation shortened to eleven nights (previously 16 nights). Unless the travelers are using a vaccine approved by the Thai Ministry of Health, fully vaccinated and can present a corresponding vaccination certificate, the mandatory quarantine on entry is only seven days. The certificate must be presented upon entry.