Countries simultaneously banned Koreans from entering the country

Countries simultaneously banned Koreans from entering the country 0

(Dan Tri) – At least 15 countries and territories have banned or restricted entry for Korean citizens amid the outbreak of pneumonia caused by the new coronavirus (Covid-19) in this country.

A series of countries and territories prohibit Koreans from entering.

According to Yonhap, Israel is one of the first countries to ban Korean citizens from entering.

Accordingly, starting today, February 24, Israel bans entry to Korean citizens and those who have been to Korea within the past 2 weeks.

Israel expressed concern after reports that a group of Koreans, after making a pilgrimage to Israel, were diagnosed with Covid-19.

Bahrain also banned entry for Korean citizens and people who have been to countries and territories that are considered `hot spots` for the Covid-19 epidemic.

Meanwhile, Samoa requires people entering the country from Korea, China, Japan and Singapore to have documents proving they have self-quarantined for at least 2 weeks.

Brunei, Britain, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Ethiopia and Uganda also tightened controls on visitors from South Korea and countries with high numbers of Covid-19 infections, requiring them to declare themselves to local health officials if

Travelers from South Korea, China, Iran and Singapore arriving in Oman are required to quarantine 14 days in advance.

Macao also applies health screening and quarantine policies for visitors from South Korea.

The East African island nation of Mauritius has not yet officially announced an entry ban for Korean citizens, but is said to have postponed entry for some Koreans with fever symptoms and transferred them to a hospital yesterday.

The above move took place after the number of people infected with Covid-19 in Korea increased dramatically, from 30 cases on February 17 to 763 cases as of this morning, February 24.

Minh Phuong

According to Yonhap

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