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125


South Korea

Recovery Rank for 180 countries/regions

Country Rank

93


South Korea

Recovery Rank for 184 countries/regions

COVID-19 Recovery Rating

3

Recovery Index
53.30
(Out of 100)



(100 = Best, 0 = Worst)

COVID-19 Recovery Rating

3

Recovery Index
53.56
(Out of 100)



(100 = Best, 0 = Worst)

COVID-19 Severity Rating

4

Severity Index
60.10
(Out of 100)



(0 = Best, 100 = Worst)

COVID-19 Severity Rating

2

Severity Index
44.71
(Out of 100)



(0 = Best, 100 = Worst)

Stringency Rating

8.70

(100 = Strictest Measures, 0 = No Measures)


Population
51,709,098

(High Density)


GNI per capita (US$)

30,620

(High income)
5 Countries who have made the most progress in
curtailing the spread of the pandemic and can be
used as examples of best practices (Relative Rating)

4
3
2 Countries who are struggling to cope with the crisis
and who may need to consider maintaining stringent
non-pharmaceutical measures (Relative Rating)
1
1 Countries who are coping with the crisis with a low percentage
of infections and resulting deaths per population
(Relative Rating)
2
3 Countries who may be overwhelmed by the crisis with a high
percentage of infections and resulting deaths per population
(Relative Rating)
4
5

Travel Advisory


1. Until 6 January 2022, flights from Ethiopia are suspended.

2. Until 6 January 2022, passengers arriving from or who have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe
in the past 14 days are not allowed to enter and transit. - This does not apply to: - nationals and residents of Korea (Rep.); - passengers with a diplomatic or official passport;
- passengers with an A1, A2 and A3 visa.

3. Short-term visas (type C-1 and C-3) issued on or before 5 April 2020 are no longer valid.

4. Suspension of visa exemptions for nationals of Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Canada,
Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, El Salvador, Eswatini (Swaziland), Fiji, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kuwait,
Lesotho, Malaysia, Marshall Isl., Mauritius, Micronesia (Federated States), Montenegro, Morocco, Nauru, New Zealand, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Qatar, Russian Fed., Samoa, Saudi
Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Solomon Isl., South Africa, Spain, St. Lucia, Suriname, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates or Uruguay
with a normal passport. - This does not apply to airline crew. - This does not apply to passengers with an APEC Business Travel Card. - This does not apply to passengers with a
diplomatic, an official or a service passport.

5. Suspension of visa exemptions for nationals of Japan.

6. Suspension of visa exemptions for passengers with a Chinese Taipei (on the cover: Republic of China Taiwan) normal passport.

7. Suspension of visa exemptions for passengers with a Hong Kong (SAR China) passport.

8. Suspension of visa exemptions for passengers with a Macao (SAR China) passport.

9. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 10 days. - This does not apply to: - passengers with a Quarantine Exemption Certificate (the Quarantine Exemption Certificate for
family visit purposes is invalid); - passengers arriving from Singapore under the Vaccinated Travel Lane with: - a COVID-19 vaccination certificate with a QR code obtained from
https://www.notarise.gov.sg/ ; and - a confirmed booking for the COVID-19 test upon arrival obtained from https://safe2gopass.com/ ; and - a printed copy of travel insurance with
minimum coverage of approximate USD 25,100.- for COVID-19 related medical expenses (the insurance requirement does not apply to nationals of Korea (Rep.) and passengers with a
long-term visa).

10. Passengers must install the 'self-quarantine safety protection mobile app' found at https://tinyurl.com/m9fcz6dc before departure or upon arrival. - This does not apply to: -
passengers with a Quarantine Exemption Certificate (the Quarantine Exemption Certificate for family visit purposes is invalid); - passengers arriving from Singapore under the
Vaccinated Travel Lane with: - a COVID-19 vaccination certificate with a QR code obtained from https://www.notarise.gov.sg/ ; and - a confirmed booking for the COVID-19 test upon
arrival obtained from https://safe2gopass.com/ ; and - a printed copy of travel insurance with minimum coverage of approximate USD 25,100.- for COVID-19 related medical expenses
(the insurance requirement does not apply to nationals of Korea (Rep.) and passengers with a long-term visa).

11. Passengers must complete a "Health Declaration Form" and a "Travel Record Declaration" and present it upon arrival. The forms can be obtained upon arrival.

12. Passengers are not allowed to transit through Korea (Rep.) for more than 24 hours.

13. Nationals of Egypt, Sudan, Syria and Yemen are not allowed to transit through Korea (Rep.). - This does not apply to nationals of Egypt with a diplomatic or service passport.

14. Passengers with a visa on an expired passport must present a printed "Visa Grant Notice" and the expired passport to the immigration upon arrival.

15. Passengers with an E-9 visa issued by Korea (Rep.) must present a completed 'Confirmation of Self-quarantine' form upon arrival. The form can be obtained at the local EPS
center.

16. Passengers must have a printed negative COVID-19 test result issued at most 3 days before departure from the first embarkation point. Tests accepted are: LAMP, NAAT, NEAR,
PCR, SDA and TMA tests. The test result must: - be in English, Korean or accompanied by a certified English or Korean translation; and - have the name of the passenger which must
match the name in the passport, the date of birth or passport/ID number and the name of the issuing laboratory; and - specify the date that the test was taken; and - be issued by
an approved laboratory if arriving from Philippines or Uzbekistan. Details can be found at the Korean (Rep.) Embassy website in those countries. - This does not apply to: -
nationals of Korea (Rep.) arriving from Myanmar; - passengers younger than 6 years; - passengers traveling on official business or funeral attendance purposes with a Quarantine
Exemption Certificate.

17. Passengers transiting to China (People's Rep.) must enter Korea (Rep.) to obtain a green QR code with an 'HDC' mark. - This does not apply to passengers with: - an invitation
letter issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games; - a Pre-Valid card (PVC) issued by the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022
Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

18. Airline crew arriving from or who have been Botswana, Eswatini, Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia or Zimbabwe in the past 14 days are
subject to a PCR test upon arrival.

Travel Advisory information provided and published with permission by IATA. (Timatic COVID-19 Alerts Service has been discontinued on 1/1/2022, please refer this page for latest travel advisory)


South Korea Infection Trend


How can you tell if a curve is really flattening?

The number of daily confirmed cases has been used as an estimation of how severe the COVID-19 situation is in a given country. However, we’ve found that focusing on the country’s cumulative number of active cases gives a clearer picture of whether the infection curve is flattening.


Countries with Similar Characteristics


This table is generated by a GCI-developed tool to match countries based on their similar characteristics such as population, population density, income and climate.

South Korea 53.56 53.30 51,709,098 High Density High income < 10 deg
Country Recovery Index Recovery Index Population Density GNI per capita Average Temperature
since First Case (Celsius)
Match%
United Kingdom 76.32 47.64 66,834,405 High Density High income < 10 deg 100%
Vietnam 39.95 45.89 96,462,106 High Density Lower middle income 21-25 deg 60%

GCI Recovery Forecast


The GCI Recovery Forecasting methodology relies on a Monte Carlo simulation model as we recognise that the factors that contribute to an increase / decrease in confirmed COVID19 cases are highly variable and subject to various localised circumstances and interventions. The P10 / P50 / P90 are probabilities assigned to the forecasts, with P10 being highly optimistic, and P90 being very conservative on recovery and reduction in cases. The forecast model is updated daily based on the latest case data.

Forecast Results:

Situation Improving. The GCI Model forecasts that the situation is definitely improving and with the right discipline and compliance, the country can hope to see numbers diminish significantly in the near future.




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