Starting today (2nd), all travelers entering Korea from China must undergo a PCR test.

The government made it mandatory to be tested not only before entry, but also after entry, and a response system that can test up to 550 people a day has been established.

Reporter Park Jae-hyun reports.


Incheon International Airport's COVID-19 testing center for inbound travelers.

Unlike the 30th of last month, when the lights were off, the test practice is in full swing.

[There are 4 interpreters during busy times.]

Starting today, all arrivals from China must undergo a PCR test within one day of entry.

[Kim Bun-ok/Immigration person with Chinese nationality: (In our area) there are almost no corona tests right now.

I want to inspect it in China, and I want to inspect it here too.

(Do you think that's necessary?) I really need it.]

Short-term stay foreigners must wait for the results to come out at a separate waiting area inside the airport after undergoing an inspection at the airport.

If confirmed, they will be quarantined in an isolation facility for one week.

If you have an address, you must get tested at your local public health center.

The government decided to operate three inspection centers in Terminals 1 and 2 of Incheon International Airport and deployed 500 quarantine support personnel.

Up to 550 people can be tested per day.

In order to minimize the movement of entrants, the arrival gates for flights departing from China are placed closer to the inspection center.

[Cho Kyu-hong/Minister of Health and Welfare: Currently, we have prepared temporary home facilities that can accommodate up to 100 people, and we plan to secure additional reserve facilities in Incheon, Seoul, and Gyeonggi.]

In the case of entrants arriving by boat, they wait inside the ship and PCR You will be tested.

In addition, from the 5th, PCR or rapid antigen test within 48 hours before entry will be mandatory.

(Video coverage: Park Jin-ho, video editing: Park Ji-in, CG: Jegal-chan)