In the light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation in Korea and globally, AustCham Korea has created a summary on the latest updates of the situation, sanitary measures and recommendations announced by the Australian and Korean governments.
Below you can find suggestions on websites, Facebook pages and apps to track COVID-19 outbreaks in Korea and also check the status of international travel.
Useful links from the Australian government and international outlets:
- Australian Government Department of Health
- Smartraveller.gov.au (South Korea)
- International SOS
- World Health Organisation
Useful links from local Korean outlets:
- Korea Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (KCDC)
- Korea’s Ministry of Health and Welfare
- Seoul Global Cultural Center (also accessible via Facebook)
- Itaewon Global Village (with daily COVID-19 updates on Facebook)
- Southwest Global Center, Yeonnam Global Village, Yeoksam Global Village, Seorae Global Village, Ichon Global Village and Seongbuk Global Village are also worth following for neighbourhood-specific updates
- Yonhap News
- Korean Air (with an updated travel restrictions list by country)
- Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) treatment hotline at 1339 or 1345 (English)
Apps to download:
- Emergency Ready App – Official app by the Korean government that includes a translation of COVID-19 text message alerts. You can download it from Apple or Play store.
- Coronamap (https://coronamap.site/) shows the travel histories of confirmed COVID-19 patients.
- Coronaita (https://coronaita.com/#/) provides information on coronavirus-hit areas like a search engine.
OFFICIAL STATEMENTS FROM THE KOREAN GOVERNMENT
- Click here to read the official letter released by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Republic of Korea.
- Download the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy’s recommended ‘Plan for Operation Continuance of Companies‘.
- Access the Ministry of Employment and Labour’s Disaster Prevention and Compensation Policy Document ‘Guidelines for Organisations/ Businesses’ here.
FOR DETAILED TRAVEL UPDATES CHECK SMARTRAVELLER
Click here to see the latest Smartraveler advice for South Korea.