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The South Korean First Lady in Action

South Korean First Lady Kim Jung Sook volunteered at a flooded village in South Korea without notifying the press and villagers.

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Negative COVID19 requirement for travellers to South Korea

Filipinos entering South Korea will be required to present a negative COVID19 test from July 20, including transit passengers.

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Korean Airlines cancels Incheon-Manila flights

Korean Airlines has cancelled its Incheon to Manila flights due to lack of arrival slots in Manila’s airport.

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COVID-19 Support for Foreigners by WMigrant

Foreigners in South Korea are also affected by the coronavirus pandemic. However, they have been mostly excluded from the government’s financial support.

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COVID-19 Support for Foreigners in Gyeonggido

The government of Gyeonggido is giving its residents 100,000 won per person. They have also decided to provide the same amount to some foreigners living in the province.

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Suspension of Re-entry Permit Waiver

The Korean government suspends the re-entry permit waiver from June 1, 2020. What does this mean for foreigners residing in Korea with long-term visas?

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Seoul to provide student food voucher

Seoul Ministry of Education is providing 100,000 won food voucher to every elementary, middle school, high school, and special school student in its public school system.

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2020 School Opening in South Korea

School opening in South Korea has been delayed but the government said they will push through with the in-person classes from May 20 for 3rd year high school students.

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What is Everyday Life Quarantine?

Social distancing in South Korea started on March 22 and ended on May 5. It ran for six weeks and during that time, people were advised to avoid gatherings, festivals, and events. The government was specific to avoid going to church, entertainment venues like clubs and “noraebang”, as well as “PC bang” or internet cafe. […]

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Disaster Relief Fund for Foreigners in Korea

There is an estimated 2.5 million foreigners in South Korea. They have also been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some were furloughed, laid off, or received pay cuts. While the national government has started distributing disaster relief fund to Koreans, most foreigners have been shut out. Only those who are married to Koreans (F-6 visa) […]