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[Notice] For Overseas Participants and Safety Management

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Name KSELS 2020 Date20-05-20 14:30 Hit2,572


KSELS 2020


[Overseas Participation]


According to entry regulations as of 20th May 2020, in order to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the Republic of Korea will require a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine for all travelers entering Korea at either their place of residence or a government-designated isolation facility. This mandatory self-quarantine will apply to everyone, regardless of nationality, except for short-term foreign visitors who are issued an Isolation Exemption Certificate” from the ROK Embassy or Consulate-General prior to the trip.


For academic activities, such as international conferences, you can apply to receive the “Isolation Exemption Certificate” by filling out the application form and submitting it, along with supporting documents, to the Republic of Korea Embassy or Consulate-General in your country. Once your application is approved by the Republic of Korea Embassy or Consulate General, you will be issued the certificate. ( For more info: http://ncov.mohw.go.kr/en/infoBoardView.do?brdId=14&brdGubun=141&dataGubun=&ncvContSeq=1756&contSeq=1756&board_id=&gubun=)


Therefore, if you need an “Invitation Letter” to apply for the certificate, please contact the KSELS 2020 & KAROS Congress Secretariat via e-mail (info@ksels.com).


When you arrive in Korea with the “Isolation Exemption Certificate,” you will be escorted to a separate facility outside of Incheon International Airport for COVID-19 diagnosis testing. The test results will be available in 6 to 24 hours. Any required accommodation during the testing will be provided free of cost.


If the test results are negative, you will be exempt from the 14-day quarantine. However, you will still be subject to “Active Monitoring,” which includes daily submission of health status information via the “Self-Diagnosis App” and answering daily phone calls from the health authorities throughout your stay in Korea.


If the test results are positive, you will be moved to a hospital or designated treatment center for treatment/quarantine, regardless of the Isolation Exemption Certificate. In this case, you will need to pay KRW 1,400,000 (KRW 100,000 daily) for 2 weeks. The cost must be paid before entering the facility, which includes costs for accommodation, meals, etc.


* It is possible to enter Korea in the same way as above, but unfortunately, if there are those who have already paid the registration fee and are unable to participate, we will refund the registration fee. Please contact the secretariat via e-mail (info@ksels.com) in this case.




[On-site Safety Management]

The KSELS 2020 & KAROS Congress is monitoring the situation and directives concerning the COVID-19 outbreak and will take action to abide by policies and protocols provided by the government in accordance with the present status for your safety.


For the smooth preparation of the event, the preventive measures we are currently taking are as follows:


-All participants must wear a mask.

-Hand sanitizers will be installed throughout the venue.

-Thermal imaging cameras will be used at the entrance of the hotel to inspect all participants.

-Hotel disinfection will be carried out regularly.



KSELS 2020 & KAROS Congress Secretariat | T: +82-2-566-6031 | E: info@ksels.com| H: www.ksels.com

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