Starting tomorrow (the 7th), those who have received the vaccine from abroad and returned to Korea will be able to receive the same benefits as those vaccinated in Korea. The government is also preparing measures to prevent discrimination against those who are not vaccinated by introducing a vaccine pass that will be operated temporarily from next month.

Correspondent Park Chan-geun.


Those who received the first and second vaccines from abroad were exempted from self-quarantine.

However, there were complaints as they did not receive vaccination incentives like those who completed domestic vaccination.

[Hyun-Min Yoon / Those who have completed overseas vaccinations: You know that people are added after 6 pm. It also has no benefit. Since there is no QR code or any such certificate, it is the same as an unvaccinated



Starting tomorrow, if a person who has completed an overseas vaccination has a quarantine exemption, they will receive a confirmation of vaccination through the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention application Coov, etc. It's possible.

However, it was limited to those who received vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO), namely, four types of domestic vaccines and Chinese-made Sinopharm/Sinovac vaccines.

U.S. forces in Korea and their families may also be issued an immunization certificate.

Discussion of the vaccine pass to be introduced after November is still ongoing.

Like Denmark and Israel, it was decided to operate temporarily, but the period is under review.

[Sohn Young-rae/Chief of Social Strategy Team, Central Accident Remediation Headquarters: The reason for setting the validity period of the vaccine pass to about 6 months is currently being viewed as insufficient.

It will be important for the vaccine pass to focus on the vaccination history itself…

.] We

are also considering not applying the vaccine pass to those under the age of 18.

The government said that it would come up with countermeasures as there is an opinion that the vaccine pass may lead to discrimination against those who are not vaccinated.